Women’s Challenge Cup Group games confirmed

Fixtures for the group stage of the Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup have been confirmed, with Wigan set to face Salford Red Devils at the Salford Stadium on Saturday 16 March.

Holders St Helens face current Women’s Super League South champions London Broncos at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Saturday March 16 in the competition’s opening round.

Both teams were placed into Group Three, alongside Bradford Bulls and Warrington Wolves, when the draw was conducted live on BBC Radio Merseyside earlier this month.

Sheffield Eagles will host current Betfred Women’s Super League champions York Valkyrie when they make their debut in the competition. The Eagles women’s team have made rapid progression since forming in 2021 and will be joined in Group One by Featherstone Rovers.

In Group Two, 2023 Semi-Finalists Wigan Warriors begin their campaign away to Salford Red Devils and Cardiff Demons – who reached the Quarter Finals for the first-time last year – host Barrow Raiders.

The opening round matches in Group Four see Leigh Leopards hosting two-time Challenge Cup winners Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants taking on Hull KR.

The competition will again begin on a round robin basis, with the top two teams from each group qualifying for the Quarter Finals on April 13/14.

Wigan Warriors Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup Group stage ties (Group Three):

Group Three

  • Salford Red Devils v Wigan Warriors, Saturday 16 March (2pm K.O.)
  • Barrow Raiders v Wigan Warriors, Sunday 24 March (2pm K.O.)
  • Wigan Warriors v Cardiff Demons, Saturday 6 April (2pm K.O.)

All fixtures are subject to change.

Group One will consist of three teams, Castleford Tigers having withdrawn from the competition. The top two will go through to the Quarter Finals.

A full list of the group stage fixtures can be found HERE.

The Women’s 2024 Betfred Challenge Cup is part of a Finals Day triple-header at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 8 June, alongside the final of the Betfred Men’s Challenge Cup and the AB Sundecks 1895 CupTickets are available online from only £15 Adults and £7.50 Under 16s, with family packages also available starting from just £18.75 for one Adult and two Under 16s.  

Wednesday 24 January 2024