THE Challenge Cup Final will be brought forward by a month and will remain at Wembley Stadium until at least 2027, the RFL have confirmed.

The showpiece final, which has featured Warrington Wolves in five of the past 10 seasons, will remain August next year but will move to July in 2020.

Next year’s final will again be held over the Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday, August 24, but the 2020 decider will be played on July 18.

The RFL also confirmed the addition of a new competition – the 1895 Cup – for Championship and League One clubs, with the final to be played at Wembley on Challenge Cup Final day as an additional curtain-raiser to the main event.

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Confirmed Challenge Cup round dates 2019:

Round 1 – 26th/27th January

Round 2 – 9th/10th February

Round 3 – 9th/10th March

Round 4 – 30th/31st March

Round 5 – 13th/14th April

Round 6 – 11th/12th May (Warrington Wolves to enter at this stage)

Quarter-Finals – 1st/2nd June

Semi-Finals – 27th/28th July

Final – Saturday 24th August - Wembley Stadium connected by EE