Catalans Dragons could withdraw from Challenge Cup over 500k dispute with RFL | Rugby League News |

Catalans Dragons could withdraw from Challenge Cup over 500k dispute with RFL | Rugby League News |

Catalans Dragons could withdraw from Challenge Cup over 500k dispute with RFL | Rugby League News |

Catalans Dragons may not defend the Challenge Cup over a bond dispute

Catalans Dragons may not defend the Challenge Cup after being asked to lodge a bond of £500k by the Rugby Football League.

The French club made history last August by becoming the first overseas club to win rugby league’s famous knockout trophy, which they paraded in front of 76,000 football fans at Barcelona’s Nou Camp a month later.

But their 20-14 victory over Warrington at Wembley was witnessed by just 50,672, the lowest cup final crowd since World War Two, which severely impacted on the finances of the Rugby Football League.

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