LEIGH Sports Village will host the Challenge Cup semi finals as part of a triple header of action.

Warrington Wolves' clash with Castleford Tigers will be the last of three games to be played on Saturday, June 5 at the home of Leigh Centurions.

The match kicks off at 5pm and will be broadcast live on BBC Two, after the Betfred Women's Challenge Cup Final (11.30am, BBC Two) and the other last-four clash between Hull FC and St Helens (2.30pm, BBC One).

Covid restrictions mean that capacity at the Leigh Sports Village will be severely limited.

Each of the four Betfred Challenge Cup Semi Finalists will be given an initial allocation of approximately 600 tickets – the clubs will provide further details of the ballot required to allocate these tickets in the coming days.

“After the whole Betfred Challenge Cup competition was played behind closed doors in 2020, this does represent a step in the right direction – with every reason to be hopeful of a much bigger crowd at Wembley on July 17 for the final,"

“For Women’s Rugby League, live coverage on BBC Two of the Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup Final represents another significant milestone – and we are also delighted to be able to confirm BBC coverage of the Semi Final double header at the LNER Stadium in York.” RFL chief commercial officer Mark Foster said.

“We know the restrictions on capacity at Leigh Sports Village are going to mean frustration and disappointment for some who would want to support their teams in person.

“We share that frustration, but this event was scheduled over six months ago and it became clear recently, that while it is great that fans would be allowed inside the stadium, it was going to be an event with unique challenges, involving six teams playing at the same stadium in the period between the partial reopening of stadiums to fans in Step 3 of the Government Roadmap out of Lockdown, and the further easing in Step 4 later in June.

"We are grateful to Leigh Sports Village and the four semi-finalists for the way that they have worked with us to get to this stage and to the BBC for their live coverage of all three games meaning that those fans who are unable to attend in person at the stadium can still watch the game live on TV.”