THE Rugby Football League have confirmed that July's Coral Challenge Cup final and the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup final have been postponed.

The two finals were scheduled to be played on the same day - on Saturday, July 18 - at Wembley Stadium connected by EE.

However, like many showpiece sporting events, the occasion has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic which has brought sport throughout the country to a standstill.

Rugby league's governing body confirmed that they intend on playing the finals later this year, evidently depending on advice from the Government and the public health situation.

In a statement, the RFL said: "The intention remains for the finals to be played later in the year – contingent on the public health situation and Government advice.

"Supporters who have bought tickets for the finals are advised that they will be valid for any rearranged date – with further information available.

"The Coral Challenge Cup had reached the sixth round stage before rugby league activity was suspended in March, while the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup had yet to begin.

"All ticket-holders for the triple header of the Coral Challenge Cup Semi Finals and Coral Women’s Challenge Cup Final, which had been due to be played at the University of Bolton Stadium on June 6, have already been informed that event has been postponed."

York City Knights remain in both the Challenge Cup and the 1895 Cup.

James Ford's side are scheduled to host Super League side Castleford Tigers in the next stage of the former of those competitions having already beaten London Broncos and Rochdale Hornets.