Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

  • One More Year For Ladbrokes And Challenge Cup

    ... Football League chief commercial officer, Roger Draper, said: “I am delighted that Ladbrokes have decided to extend their current partnership and that they recognise the value in being involved with such a prestigious and well-regarded competition. “The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup is rich in heritage and tradition and is known across the world, so to have a brand as successful and recognisable as Ladbrokes commit to extending their support is great news for the sport. “Ladbrokes have been a f...

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  • Ladbrokes Sponsor Four Nations

    The RFL has announced an agreement with leading bookmakers Ladbrokes that will see them become the official title sponsor of this year’s Four Nations tournament. Already title sponsor of the Challenge Cup and a First Utility Super League partner in 2016, Ladbrokes are extending their partnership with rugby league into the international game which will see them strengthen their presence in the UK and Australian markets. Kicking off on Friday, October 28 in Hull, the Ladbrokes Four Nations featu...

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  • Ladbrokes Odds On As Challenge Cup Sponsors

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) has agreed a three-year partnership with betting and gaming company Ladbrokes to become title sponsors of the Challenge Cup. The new deal is thought to be worth somewhere in the region of £1 million per year. The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup will be contested by 78 clubs drawn from the First Utility Super League, Kingstone Press Championship and League 1 as well as the community game, Armed Forces, police and the University and College competitions. The new partnershi...

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  • Supplier Apologises Over Challenge Cup Balls-Up

    The RFL has received an apology from Valpro, the company that supplies the balls used for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup draws, after a mishap during the sixth round draw on Monday evening.The number 10 became detached from one of the balls used during the draw, which was conducted by Shaun Edwards and Nathan McAvoy. Valpro apologised for the mistake, with a statement reading: "Valpro would like to issue an unreserved apology for the manufacturing defect which resulted in number 10 becoming detac...

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  • BBC Extends Challenge Cup Deal To 2020

    The BBC has extended its deal with the Rugby Football League (RFL) to broadcast the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup and highlights of the First Utility Super League until 2020. The 2015 Challenge Cup final saw a crowd of 80,140 watch Leeds beat Hull KR 50-0 on Saturday and the contract extension means that live matches in the sixth round, quarter-finals and semi-finals will be broadcast on the BBC from 2016 onwards. The new deal will also see rugby league coverage continue on BBC Radio 5 Live and the Su...

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  • Bookies Take Over RFL Main Properties

    The Bet Fred Super League sponsorship announcement was swiftly followed by media speculation on the deal’s value at between £850k and £900 per year for three years. Pundits observe that it marks a complete U-turn by the governing body, coming five years after Super League clubs voted narrowly to reject an offer from Betfair thought to be worth £750,000 a year. Now betting companies will have their names attached to both major competitions, with Ladbrokes sponsoring the Challenge Cup as well...

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  • RFL Confirm Newcastle, Old Trafford And Wembley For Marquee 2018 Events

    The Rugby Football League have announced ticket details for their three marquee events for 2018: the Betfred Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford, the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final at Wembley and the Dacia Magic Weekend which will be hosted by Newcastle’s St James’ Park for the fourth time. Following a sell-out crowd of 72,897 at this year’s final, the Betfred Super League Grand Final will once again take place at Old Trafford on Saturday, October 13th. The iconic Wembley Stadium conne...

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  • St Pats Skip 2015 Challenge Cup After Meagre Profit Last Season

    Wigan St Patricks have revealed they made a paltry £63 profit from last season's Challenge Cup fixture with Leigh Centurions and as a result they have pulled out of this year's competition.The National Conference League side were told last year that they were unable to host their high profile clash with professional opposition at home and instead the game took place at Leigh Sports Village.The late scramble for an alternative venue and the additional costs involved meant that the club were only...

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  • Specsavers Extend RFL Match Official Partnership

    ... presence and marketing rights through a number of activations throughout the year, including the ‘fifth official’ campaign which in 2017 saw nine-year-old Jessica Marsh enjoy a once in a lifetime experience as part of the match officials team at the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final. Specsavers head of sport sponsorship James Read said, "We're delighted to be continuing our longstanding sponsorship of rugby league. Technological advancements in recent years have certainly helped umpires and ref...

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  • Toulouse Set To Join League 1

    ... be joining Kingstone Press League 1 for the 2016 season. The current French champions will make the competition a 15-team league, which will mean a new system whereby each team has a bye round during the course of the season, and will also enter the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup in Round Three but will not compete in the iPro Sport Cup. Toulouse played in the old Co-Operative Championship between 2009 and 2011 after becoming the first French club to reach the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup in 2005...

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