Rugby League Challenge Cup Semi-Finals: Hull KR vs Wigan Warriors Sell-Out Expected

Rugby League Challenge Cup Semi-Finals: Sell-Out Expected for Hull KR vs Wigan Clash

The highly anticipated rugby league Challenge Cup semi-final clash between Hull KR and Wigan Warriors appears to be headed for a sell-out, according to reports from Love Rugby League. However, the second semi-final on Sunday is unlikely to reach that milestone.

The rematch between the Robins and the Warriors, which Rovers won 11-10 in dramatic fashion last year thanks to Brad Schneider’s golden point drop goal, is undoubtedly the standout tie of the two men’s semi-finals. This eagerly-awaited encounter will be preceded by the women’s semi-final between St Helens and York Valkyrie.

“As of Wednesday lunchtime, the Saturday double-header is expected to sell out completely. With a handful of tickets remaining, they are expected to be snapped up before the game kicks off. Hull KR have already sold their entire allocation, with thousands of Rovers fans once again making the trip to the semi-finals, hoping for a repeat of last year’s heroics.”

This means a crowd of around 15,000 is anticipated to fill Doncaster’s Eco-Power Stadium, creating a spectacular atmosphere as two of Super League’s heavyweights battle for a place in the final at Wembley Stadium next month. Rovers are aiming to reach the cup final for the second consecutive year, while Wigan are seeking their first Wembley appearance since 2017.

However, the sell-out success is unlikely to be replicated on Sunday afternoon. Warrington Wolves have sold over 5,000 tickets for their semi-final clash with Huddersfield Giants at the Totally Wicked Stadium, with the women’s semi-final between Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos preceding the men’s contest. But overall, ticket sales have not been as strong for the Sunday fixture.

The Wire are looking to return to the Challenge Cup final for the first time since their triumph five years ago, while Huddersfield are bidding for a second final appearance in three years, but their first Wembley visit since 2009, when they were defeated by Sunday’s opponents.

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