Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final

  • One More Year For Ladbrokes And Challenge Cup

    Rugby league’s oldest and most prestigious competition the Challenge Cup will continue to be sponsored by Ladbrokes for the 2018 season. This season has seen a record number of games from the competition broadcast live on the BBC and Sky Sports and the new deal comes the week of the 2017 Final between Hull FC and Wigan. Rugby Football League chief commercial officer, Roger Draper, said: “I am delighted that Ladbrokes have decided to extend their current partnership and that they recognise th...

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  • Ladbrokes Odds On As Challenge Cup Sponsors

    ... available) reached over 5.4m people with a cumulative BBC live audience of over 7.2m. RFL commercial director Chris Rawlings said: "The Rugby League Challenge Cup is rich in heritage and tradition and it is both significant and fitting that the first Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final will be played on Founders Day. "Ladbrokes is one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands which has over 800,000 customers and this partnership will bring great benefits to both parties. "Ladbrokes is the...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Grand Final To Stay At Old Trafford Until 2020

    Super League (Europe) Ltd and Manchester United have agreed for the Super League Grand Final to continue to be played at Old Trafford for another three years until 2020. The Betfred Super League semi-Finals take place this week with league leaders Castleford Tigers facing St Helens on Thursday (7.45pm) and Leeds Rhinos take on this year’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup winners, Hull FC on Friday (7.45pm) with the winners securing their place in the Grand Final on Saturday, October 7th. Super League c...

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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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  • Challenge Cup Keeps Them Coming Back

    The Challenge Cup Final has proved to be an event that fans attend year after year after a questionnaire carried out at the Challenge Cup Final has revealed that 82% of fans attending the game had been to the Final before. Running Rugby took to Wembley Way this weekend to talk to Rugby League fans before the Challenge Cup Final. 78,482 fans attended the game which was held at the Wembley Stadium which has a capacity of 90,000. 64% of those questioned believed that the Cup Final is a bigger occas...

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  • Over 70,000 Tickets Sold For Challenge Cup Final

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) has announced that over 70,000 tickets have sold for this weekend's Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos. Seats in the lower tiers at the 90,000-capacity Wembley are almost sold out, with RFL marketing director Mark Foster hailing the demand for tickets and urging supporters without one to act fast. "The demand to see this event has been so high that we have had to employ extra ticketing staff, just to cope with demand,...

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