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Challenge Cup final to be played at Wembley

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THE Challenge Cup final will be played at Wembley on Saturday October 17, the RFL has confirmed.

Warrington Wolves are just one win away from what would be their seventh Wembley final in 12 years.

Standing in their way is Salford, who they were drawn against in the last four after beating St Helens at the weekend in a repeat of last season’s final, while the Red Devils beat Catalans in golden point extra time.

The other semi final sees Leeds take on Wigan, with both semis being played behind closed doors at St Helens’ Totally Wicked Stadium.

RFL chief executive Ralph Rimmer said: “2020 has been a tough year for all for obvious reasons, but it is also a special one for rugby league (the sport’s 125th anniversary) and we have therefore remained determined to do everything possible to ensure a day of celebration as well as reflection at Wembley.

“It has remained the fervent wish of the RFL that supporters of the two teams who reach the final would be able to join them there, as well as the thousands who bought tickets for Wembley before lockdown.

“However, we recognise that public health must remain the priority, and these decisions may be taken out of our hands.”

Meanwhile, plans for crowds to return to Super League games at the end of this month have been scrapped following the change in Government guidelines.

Warrington’s game at Salford, which wasn’t going to be open to fans due to the coronavirus rate in the local area, will now be played on Tuesday September 29 live on Sky Sports.

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