Challenge Cup

Rugby League Challenge Cup
The Challenge Cup is the world’s oldest and most historic Rugby League competition and features teams from 4 countries all competing for a chance to compete at Wembley Stadium for the Challenge Cup trophy.

The Rugby League Challenge Cup is one of the oldest knock out competitions in the world and features teams from England, Wales, Scotland and France.

Due to the knockout nature of the competition and the fact that lower league teams play against higher league teams the possibilities for betting are endless.

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Many see the Challenge Cup as a great way of earning a decent return on a stake and if you can pick an upset or two per round, that is certainly true.

Challenge Cup Previews

Here at RLBet.co.uk we preview and predict the majority of Challenge Cup matches including every match from Round 6 onwards.

Our Rugby League Challenge Cup previews include our thought son the match, form guide, team news and of course our prediction on who will win and by how much.

Here are our latest previews for upcoming Challenge Cup matches.

Wigan Warriors v Salford Red Devils 30/07/17 Preview & Prediction

Our match preview and prediction of Wigan Warriors v Salford Red Devils on 30/07/17 in the Rugby League Challenge Cup semi-final

Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos 29/07/17 Preview & Prediction

Our match preview and prediction for Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos on 29/07/17 in the Challenge Cup semi-final

Hull FC v Castleford Tigers 18/06/17 Preview & Prediction

Our preview and prediction of Hull FC v Castleford Tigers on 18/06/17 in the Rugby League Challenge Cup

Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors 17/06/17 Preview & Prediction

Our preview and prediction for Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors on 17/06/17 in the Rugby League Challenge Cup

Leeds Rhinos v Featherstone Rovers 16/06/17 Preview & Prediction

Our preview and prediction for Leeds Rhinos v Featherstone Rovers on 16/06/17 in the Rugby League Challenge Cup

Salford Red Devils v Wakefield Trinity 15/06/17 Preview & Prediction

Our preview and prediction of Salford Red Devils v Wakefield Trinity on 15/06/17 in the Rugby League Challenge Cup

Warrington Wolves v Widnes Vikings 14/05/17 Preview

Our preview and prediction for Warrington Wolves v Widnes Vikings on 14.05/17 in the Challenge Cup

Swinton Lions v Wigan Warriors 14/05/17 Preview

Our preview and prediction for Swinton Lions v Wigan Warriors on 14/05/17 in the Challenge Cup

Rugby League Challenge Cup

The Challenge Cup is also broadcast live on BBC television and SkySports across Great Britain which means most online bookies offer an extended range of in game betting.

Knock out rugby is always that extra bit special and with both teams needing a win in every game of every round, the action is always full on, intense and most importantly full of action with great tries and tough defence.

The Challenge Cup final is played out in front of full houses and is often the pinnacle for many players and fans and it is in the final of the cup that many of the sports iconic moment have happened including the memorable ‘watersplash final’.

The Rugby League Challenge Cup is one of the oldest and most historic sporting competitions in the world. First held in 1896, the annual knock out tournament has been held every year since (except for the wars years of 1915-1919 and 1939-1940).

Involving amateur, semi-professional and professional clubs, it really is a festival of Rugby and a great way of allowing fans to gain new experiences, from playing against new clubs to been involved in the unique experiences of semi-finals at neutral venues and of course the chance for players to play at Wembley and fans to experience one of the greatest days in the sporting calendar.

Down the years there have been teams from the likes of Russia play in the tournament but currently the competition is open to participants from France, Canada, Scotland, Wales and of course England. It is from the Northern Heartlands of England where the most winners have come from, with Wigan been the most successful club in the events history.

In recent times and with the spread of game increasing, non-heartland teams have enjoyed success with the French team Catalans Dragons reaching the final and Sheffield Eagles went one better by winning the Rugby League Challenge Cup.

The first ever final of the Challenge Cup was held in the second season after the code split in Rugby (1896-97 season), with Batley winning the match played at Headingley Stadium in Leeds.

The first Wembley final was in 1929 when Wigan defeated Dewsbury 13-2 in front of a crowd of 41,500 fans. Th success of that match led to matches returning to the National Stadium at the end of World War 2 and from there on in the event has continued to play to packed houses at Wembley and is now shown to millions of fans around the world.

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