RFL explains Cup implications for ‘Fax and Bulls

The RFL has confirmed the implications of the progress made by Bradford and Halifax in the Challenge Cup on the arrangements for the 1895 Cup.

Both clubs will play their second-round 1895 Cup ties – Bradford at Barrow Raiders, and Halifax at home to Sheffield Eagles – on the Wednesday following the Challenge Cup quarter final (5 June).

If either Bradford or Halifax reach the semi finals of both the Challenge Cup and the 1895 Cup, which are scheduled for consecutive days on 27 and 28 July, their 1895 Cup semi final will be put back to the following Wednesday, 31 July – providing a second chance to reach Wembley if they lose the Challenge Cup semi final.

If Bradford or Halifax become the first lower division team to reach the Challenge Cup Final in the competition’s 123-year history, their place in the second 1895 Cup semi final will be taken by the losers of the first semi final.

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