Challenge Cup final given new date under extended Wembley agreement | Rugby League News |

Challenge Cup final given new date under extended Wembley agreement | Rugby League News |

Challenge Cup final given new date under extended Wembley agreement | Rugby League News |

Catalans Dragons became the first non-English side to win the Challenge Cup last August

The Challenge Cup final will have a new July date from 2020 as part of an extended agreement between Wembley and the Rugby Football League that runs to 2027.

The RFL has also announced a new competition for Championship and League One clubs in 2019, the 1895 Cup, which will culminate in a final at Wembley on Saturday, August 24, alongside the Challenge Cup final and the traditional schools curtain-raiser.

The Championship and League One fixtures have been delayed over the uncertain future of Leigh, but the clubs have agreed to introduce a new knockout competition, named to commemorate the famous breakaway of 1895.

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