All Challenge Cup quarter-finals to be hosted at Headingley

EMERALD Headingley will host all four of the Betfred Challenge Cup quarter-finals next month, including Castleford Tigers' clash with Salford Red Devils.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 3:59 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 4:00 pm
The Betfred Challenge Cup (SWPIX)

Holders Leeds Rhinos were defeated in round three by St Helens, whose tie with Huddersfield Giants will be shown live on Sky Sports on Friday 7 May (8.15).

Prior to that, Catalans Dragons face Warrington Wolves also on Sky Sports (6.00).

Coverage switches to BBC on Saturday May 8, with BBC1 showing Hull FC versus Wigan Warriors (2.30pm), and Castleford and Salford going head-to-head live on BBC2 (5pm).

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

RFL chief commercial officer Mark Foster said: “We’re delighted to be able to confirm that all four Quarter Final games will be broadcast live, and our thanks go to our broadcast and commercial partners for their continued support of Rugby League.

“The broadcasters have been extremely helpful in ensuring that all these games are televised and on successive days.

“Like last year, all Quarter Final matches are being played at a neutral venue, based on availability and suitability.

“In this case, Emerald Headingley Stadium offers a perfect venue for what promises to be an exciting round of matches.

“The two Round Three games shown by BBC last weekend drew the highest viewing figures for this particular round for four years, so we’ll be looking to maintain this momentum throughout this year’s competition.”

Betfred Challenge Cup Quarter Final Draw

Castleford Tigers v Salford Red Devils Saturday 8 May, 5pm

Catalans Dragons v Warrington Wolves, Friday 7 May, 6pm

Hull FC v Wigan Warriors, Saturday 8 May, 2.30pm

St Helens v Huddersfield Giants, Friday 7 May, 8.15pm