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Having contested the last national final of the curtailed 2019-20 season when winning the BBL Trophy, the Newcastle Eagles will contest the first final of the 2020-21 season.

They earned their place in the BBL Cup Final after a hard fought but deserved victory over fierce rivals Leicester Riders on the Riders’ home court last night in dramatic style.

Newcastle will now face London Lions in the final next Sunday 24 January at the University of Worcester Arena live on Sky Sports at 15:30.

The Lions who had mauled Eagles in the Championship just last Friday were granted their place in the Cup Final when a COVID-hit Manchester Giants had to forfeit the other semi-final. That also meant a change of venue for Newcastle’s game.

Watch highlights from the BBL Cup Semi-Final at Leicester Riders: