Date set for Castleford Tigers v Hull Coral Challenge Cup tie

Castleford Tigers' delayed Coral Challenge Cup sixth round tie against Hull will be staged on Sunday, September 13, with a 3pm kick-off.

Saturday, 22nd August 2020, 2:26 pm
Updated Saturday, 22nd August 2020, 2:30 pm
The Coral Challenge Cup. Picture by Alex Whitehead

The game was due to be played today (Saturday), but postponed after several Hull players and staff tested positive for coronavirus.

The venue for the rearranged tie has yet to be announced.

The BBC have selected two quarter-finals for live coverage the following weekend, both on Saturday September 19.

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Holders Warrington Wolves will face St Helens in a repeat of last year's final, kicking off at 2.30pm with live coverage on BBC One.

That wiill be followed by Wigan Warriors against the winners of the Castleford-Hull FC sixth round tie at 5pm, with live coverage on BBC Two.

Venues are still to be confirmed.

The RFL say details of the remaining quarter-finals – Leeds Rhinos versus Hull Kingston Rovers and the winners of today’s Catalans-Wakefield tie against Salford Red Devils – will be confirmed "as soon as possible".

The semi-finals are scheduled for Saturday, October 3 and the Final for Saturday October 17.

Mark Foster, the RFL’s chief commercial officer, said: “Flexibility has been key throughout the various challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic to all sport this year, and the Coral Challenge Cup is no exception.

“We are grateful to our sponsors, to the BBC, and to the clubs involved for recognising the need for that flexibility, as we all work towards providing the best possible climax for the game’s historic knockout competition, in the sport’s 125th year.”

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