Challenge Cup Sixth Round to be redrawn

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Challenge Cup Sixth Round to be redrawn

Post by josie andrews » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:27 am

The 2020 Coral Challenge Cup has been reshaped because of the unique set of circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic – with the 10 Super League clubs remaining in the competition to be included in a redraw for the Sixth Round and the Quarter Finals later this week.

Following the withdrawal from the competition of Toronto Wolfpack and the five Betfred Championship and League 1 clubs who had earned places in the last 16, the RFL Board was faced with an unprecedented set of circumstances. Having considered all the options, and having received the support of the BBC and Coral, the RFL Board decided that a redraw of the Sixth Round is the best and fairest way of proceeding.

The road to the 2020 Coral Challenge Cup Final, which has been rescheduled for Saturday October 17, will begin with two Sixth Round ties to be played at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield on Saturday August 22 – with both shown live on the BBC.

The remaining six Super League clubs in the competition will receive a bye to the Quarter Finals on the weekend of September 18-20, to be televised by the BBC and Sky Sports.

Details of the draw for both the Sixth Round and the Quarter Finals will be confirmed later today.

As previously announced, the Coral Challenge Cup Semi Finals will be held on Saturday October 3, with both matches shown live on the BBC. The Final will follow two weeks later, with the venues for those matches to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Simon Johnson, the Chair of the RFL, said: “As with so much of sport and society in recent months, we have faced unique challenges in reshaping the Coral Challenge Cup.

“We are wholly sympathetic to the Championship and League 1 clubs who had earned places in the Sixth Round, but for various reasons and quite understandably, do not now feel it would be in their best interests to continue in the competition.

“We believe that the fairest way to proceed from here is to redraw, meaning two Sixth Round ties and the other six clubs receiving a bye to the Quarter Finals. We hope that supporters and clubs will understand this decision.

“Given the quality of the clubs remaining in the competition, it means we are guaranteed some mouthwatering ties.

“We would like to place on record our gratitude to Coral, the BBC and the clubs for their recognition that we have had to be flexible given such an unusual situation.

“We are very pleased that the Coral Challenge Cup will continue, and the sport can look forward to some more memorable occasions and fascinating chapters in this historic competition.”

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Re: Challenge Cup Sixth Round to be redrawn

Post by wigtop » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:57 pm

Details of the draw for both the Sixth Round and the Quarter Finals will be confirmed later today.

Waiting, waiting. :oops:

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Re: Challenge Cup Sixth Round to be redrawn

Post by josie andrews » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:11 pm

What’s the odds we get Warrington???
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Re: Challenge Cup Sixth Round to be redrawn

Post by josie andrews » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:13 pm

DETAILS CONFIRMED FOR 2020 CORAL CHALLENGE CUP SIXTH ROUND AND QUARTER FINALS DRAWS

The draws for the Sixth Round and Quarter Finals of the 2020 Coral Challenge Cup will take place at 6:30pm on Wednesday July 29.

Following this morning’s announcement that this year’s iteration of the competition will be reworked following withdrawals on account of the Coronavirus pandemic, it has now been agreed that both draws will take place at Media City, Manchester, hosted by the BBC’s Dave Woods, with St Helens and Great Britain legend Paul Sculthorpe MBE drawing the all-important numbers.

He will draw both the home and away teams, given the current public health advice.

Both draws will be covered live on the Our League app and website, as well as via the BBC Sport Website via text commentary.

Four of the 10 teams will be drawn out at random to take part in the two Sixth Round clashes, whilst the remaining six sides will receive a bye to the quarter finals.

Those six teams will remain in the hat for the Quarter Final draw, which will follow immediately, with numbers 11 and 12 added to represent the winners of the two sixth round ties.



Ball numbers for Sixth Round and Quarter Finals

1- Castleford Tigers

2- Catalans Dragons

3- Hull FC

4- Hull Kingston Rovers

5- Leeds Rhinos

6- Salford Red Devils

7- St Helens

8- Wakefield Trinity

9- Warrington Wolves (holders)

10- Wigan Warriors

11- Winner of Sixth Round Tie 1

12- Winner of Sixth Round Tie 2

https://www.rugby-league.com/article/56 ... nals-draws
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Re: Challenge Cup Sixth Round to be redrawn

Post by Nezza Faz » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:49 pm

If your earlier posts right Josie then you (and us) don't need an early morning alarm call :?

"The draws for the Sixth Round and Quarter Finals of the 2020 Coral Challenge Cup will take place at 6:30pm on Wednesday July 29."

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Re: Challenge Cup Sixth Round to be redrawn

Post by josie andrews » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:07 am

😂😂 dozy me 😂😂 Don’t know what I was thinking 🤔
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Re: Challenge Cup Sixth Round to be redrawn

Post by Richymac » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:48 am

josie andrews wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:11 pm
What’s the odds we get Warrington???
Haha, pretty much nailed on certainty 😂

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Re: Challenge Cup Sixth Round to be redrawn

Post by the pieman » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:03 am

Richymac wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:48 am
josie andrews wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:11 pm
What’s the odds we get Warrington???
Haha, pretty much nailed on certainty 😂
In the 6th round and quarter final too :) :) knowing the RFL :) :)

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Re: Challenge Cup Sixth Round to be redrawn

Post by pearsy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:23 am

What's the odds Hethrington try's to get the challenge cup final played in Leeds?

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