challenge cup final

Rugby League

2024 Challenge Cup Finals

🏉 A showpiece event on the rugby league calendar the Betfred Challenge Cup Final day at Wembley Stadium features a triple-header of finals.  


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A new chapter in rugby league history will be written this afternoon as the Men’s Challenge Cup Final returns to Wembley with the Women’s Challenge Cup Final once again featuring as part of rugby league’s traditional showpiece occasion.  And bringing up the silverware hat-trick the day also incorporates the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final.

Update Saturday 8 June: CONGRATULATIONS to Wigan Warriors who beat Warrington 18-8 to win the 2024 Challenge Cup.  Bevan French was named man-of-the-match.  In the Women’s Challenge Cup Final Leeds Rhinos had no answer to St Helens who racked up a fourth straight win courtesy of a 22-0 scoreline.  Their third in a row over the Rhinos.  In the 1895 Cup Final Wakefield Trinity lifted the trophy after a victory over Sheffield Eagles.


In 2023 Leigh Leopards beat Hull KR by golden point to claim the Challenge Cup title in a dramatic match that will live long in the memory.  Lachlan Lam, son of Leigh head coach Adrian, kicked the winning point in extra time (see below for match highlights).  Earlier in the day St Helens beat Leeds Rhinos 22-8 in the first-ever Women’s Challenge Cup final staged at Wembley.  The Saints third win in a row in the competition.  Rounding the day off Halifax Panthers claimed the narrowest of victories in the 1895 Cup Final.

The 2024 Challenge Cup men’s first round action starts in January each year with the Championship clubs joining the competition at the third round stage.  The Super League sides enter the fray in round six followed by the quarter-finals and semi-finals.  Eight rounds of matches decide who takes to the hallowed Wembley Stadium turf this afternoon. 

The two Challenge Cup Finals take centre stage today alongside the 1895 Cup Final.  First introduced in 2019, the 1895 Cup is a knockout competition for sides outside of the Super League. 

Tickets are now on general sale – purchase yours now and be there as rugby league hosts a showpiece event on the calendar at its famous Wembley home! 


🎟️ Tickets are off sale.     

🏉 Match timings

First match: Women’s Challenge Cup Final at 12pm.

Second match: Men’s Challenge Cup Final at 3pm

Third match: AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final at 5.15pm.

Note: timings are subject to change

🚊🚗 Travel tips: Public transport is recommended.  The closest underground station is Wembley Park in Zone 4.  Wembley Park is two stops from Baker Street via the Metropolitan Line and easily accessible from central London via the Jubilee Line.  Wembley Stadium overground station is nine minutes from London Marylebone via the Chiltern Line.  Use the Wembley Stadium Sofa to Seat tool to explore travel options.

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