Coronavirus: Challenge Cup final postponed from July date

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The 2020 Challenge Cup final has been postponed, though the Rugby Football League (RFL) hopes the game will be played this year.

Wembley Stadium was due to host the fixture on July 18 but, with the season still suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, that will no longer be possible.

The Challenge Cup had reached the sixth round before the rugby league campaign was halted in March.

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However, the RFL said in a statement: "The intention remains for the finals to be played later in the year – contingent on the public health situation and government advice."

Warrington Wolves are the holders of the famous trophy, recording an 18-4 triumph over St Helens last year.

The AB Sundecks 1895 Cup final – a competition for Championship and League One teams – was due to be staged on the same day at Wembley, with that fixture also called off.

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