Challenge Cup semi-finals 2018: BBC TV, online & radio coverage details

Bolton's stadium hosting rugby league
St Helens won two of their three World Club Challenge games at Bolton

The Challenge Cup semi-finals will be played as a double-header at Bolton Wanderers' University of Bolton Stadium on Sunday, 5 August.

St Helens v Catalans Dragons will kick off at 12:30 BST, with Warrington Wolves facing Leeds Rhinos in the second game at 14:45 BST.

Both games will be broadcast back-to-back across BBC TV, local radio and online.

Live coverage begins on BBC One from 12:15 BST and continues until 17:00 BST when the two teams heading to Wembley Stadium for the final on Saturday, 25 August, will be confirmed.

BBC Sport's live text commentary service will be running throughout the day to bring all the drama and major talking points, and you can also get involved via the social media channels on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Also this weekend Castleford Tigers face Leeds Rhinos at 15:00 BST on Saturday, 4 August in the Women's Challenge Cup final.

Before this game, as a curtain raiser, Leeds based women's club, Stanningley Ladies will play Bradford Bulls Women in the Challenge Shield kick off at 13:00 BST.

Both matches take place at Warrington Wolves' Halliwell Jones Stadium as Warrington bids to host the women's final of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.


Saturday 4 August

13:00-17:00 - Women's Challenge Shield final followed by Women's Challenge Cup final- Connected TV and online

Sunday, 5 August

12:15-17:00 - Challenge Cup semi-finals - BBC One, Connected TV and online

16:55-17:30 - Challenge Cup semi-finals forum , Red Button and online

Radio coverage times to appear here once confirmed


Audiences can access all of BBC Sport's digital coverage from via a web browser on PCs and handheld devices or the BBC Sport app for mobiles and tablets (iOS and Android). The BBC Sport app for Connected TVs will also provide all live streams and video highlights.


You can view TV and red button broadcasts as well as listen to our radio sports programming on the BBC iPlayer.

National and regional variations

National and regional variations have been included in this list where possible, but please check your local listings for more detailed information.

NB. All times are BST and are subject to change. The BBC is not responsible for any changes that may be made. Also coverage on BBC Red Button, Connected TVs and online can experience late schedule changes, so details may differ from this page. Further programmes and times will appear when confirmed.

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