The 2022 Rugby League Challenge Cup final. Will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 28 instead of its usual home Wembley. To celebrate this year’s event we are offering 20% off our entire Rugby League Collection. Simply, key in the Voucher code RLFINAL280522 at checkout. But, hurry. This offer ends Monday 30th May. SEE THE FULL RANGE BELOW
The tournament is a knockout rugby league cup competition. Organised by the Rugby Football League. And it has been held annually since 1896. With the exception of 1915–1919 and 1939–1940. Due to World War I and World War II respectively. It involves amateur. Also, semi-professional. In addition to the professional clubs.
The final of the Challenge Cup is one of the most prestigious matches in world rugby league. And is broadcast around the world. “Abide with Me”, sung before the game, has become a rugby league anthem. Wigan is the most successful club in the history of the competition. Winning the Cup a record 19 times.
The clubs that formed the Northern Union had long been playing in local knock-out cup competitions under the auspices of the Rugby Football Union. The rugby union authorities refused to sanction a nationwide tournament. However, fearing that this would inevitably lead to professionalism.
The first competition was held during the 1896–97 season. Headingley in Leeds, hosted the first final on 24 April 1897. Batley defeated St. Helens ten points to three in front of a crowd of 13,492.
The Rugby League Collection by Ellis Rugby is inspired by the great history of the game.