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Rugby League-Challenge Cup final postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

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ByReuters
19/05/2020 at 16:36 | Updated 19/05/2020 at 16:38

May 19 (Reuters) - This year's Challenge Cup final, scheduled for July 18 at Wembley Stadium, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rugby Football League (RFL) said on Tuesday.

Five rounds of the competition had been completed before rugby league was brought to a halt by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which has killed more than 34,000 people in the United Kingdom.

The RFL said it hopes to stage the event at a later date contingent on government advice and public health considerations.

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The AB Sundecks 1895 Cup final, a competition for Championship and League 1 sides, has also been postponed, the RFL added https://www.rugby-league.com/article/56785/update--coral-challenge-cup-final-and-ab-sundecks--cup-final.

(Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru Editing by Toby Davis)

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