The RFL have announced that they have extended their contract with the BBC to continue broadcasting Coral Challenge Cup matches until 2021.

Additionally, it has been confirmed that the triple header, which included the Women’s Challenge Cup Final as well as both men’s semi-finals in 2019, will return to the University of Bolton Stadium for a second successive year.

The triple header will be held on Saturday 6th June to accommodate the earlier Challenge Cup Final date on Saturday 18th July.

Ralph Rimmer, the RFL’s Chief Executive, said:

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“We are delighted to be able to make these two really positive announcements ahead of the start of the 2020 Coral Challenge Cup – especially with the men’s First Round, and the start of the BBC’s coverage, taking place this weekend.”

“The Challenge Cup remains one of the jewels in the crown of British sport and the BBC’s coverage, which crucially showcases the best of Rugby League to terrestrial viewers, is second to none. The BBC’s ongoing commitment to such a prestigious competition is a fantastic way for us to begin celebrating the 125th birthday of the sport of Rugby League.”