Wigan’s JJB Stadium will host its first Silk Cut Challenge Cup semi-final on Saturday, March 31 when reigning Tetley’s Super League champions and World Club Challenge winners St Helens face last year’s beaten Murrayfield finalists Leeds Rhinos.

The second semi-final with Silk Cut Challenge Cup holders Bradford Bulls taking on Warrington Wolves will be played at Huddersfield’s McAlpine Stadium on Sunday, April 1.

The kick off for the Wigan semi-final will be 3.00pm and for the Huddersfield tie 3.30pm.

Dave Callaghan, the Rugby Football League’s Director of Communications, speaking about the decision to award the JJB Stadium its first major Challenge Cup decider said: ‘We’re delighted to be taking such an important game to what is acknowledged as one of the finest stadiums in the north of England.

‘It is RFL policy to provide the finest possible stages for players when it comes to the later stages of this important cup competition and the addition of the JJB Stadium to the list of grounds available to us is a massive boost to the sport.’

For more details contact:

John Huxley
Media and PR Manager
Rugby Football League
Tel: 0113 237 5014
Fax: 0113 232 3838