The Rugby League Challenge Cup is the sport’s oldest continuous tournament. But in recent years, the thrill of the cup has been declining – and now the RFL are asking overseas clubs for six-figure bonds to take part. Are knock-out cup tournaments like the Challenge Cup and the FA Cup doomed to fade away? Find out what history tells us about the future of one of British sport’s most prestigious tournaments on your latest ten-minute trek through the past.
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