The Carnegie Challenge Cup

Rugby league's historic knockout cup competition

About The Carnegie Challenge Cup

The Carnegie Challenge Cup as it is traditionally known is rugby league's historic knockout cup competition. The tournament compromises of amateur, semi-professional and professional rugby leauge clubs. Originally the cup was contested by only British teams however in recent years the competition has expanded to include French and Russian rugby league teams. The Challenge Cup final is a showpiece event held at Wembley stadium each year.

History of The Carnegie Challenge Cup

The Carnegie Challenge Cup dates back to 1896 and has been held annually ever since (with the exeption of World War I and the 1939-40 season).

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