Rugby League Challenge Cup

Dreadful conditions for the final of this prestigious tournament.
Wigan leading 10-0 courtesy of an Ian Thornley try and 3 Pat Richards goals. Hull will rue numerous handling errors and turnovers.
Come on the Wigan lads!!

Matty Smith named Lance Todd trophy winner.
3 minutes to go, no way back for Hull now.

Sam Tomkins clinches it for Wigan in possibly his last appearance for the club.
There goes the hooter and Wigan win the Challenge Cup for the 19th time.

Another great day for Wigan at Wembley, although I don’t follow them in rugby league. The famous old venue has certainly lived up to its nickname of “Wigan South” this year.

Leigh have been a joy to watch this year. Putting it up to my beloved Warrington right now on BBC.

The day of days in the sport that really matters in Hull, well at least on the west side of the river, as Hull FC in their 151st year finally win a Challenge Cup Final at the Empire Stadium beating Warrington 12-10.

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Catalans Dragons have won the Challenge Cup, scenes of unbridled joy at Wembley Stadium.


Just saw a few clips of it there, place was half full. Empire Stadium used to be a 100,000 sell out for it.

Catalans wouldn’t travel in big numbers, Warrington wouldn’t have a massive fanbase, the move from May makes a difference also.

They’re based in Perpignan. The Dragons are a rugby team that thoroughly deserves the support of the local population. A great bunch of lads, and not a rapist among them.

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Stumbled upon some smashing fare in Ye Olde Challenge Cup here on Ye Olde BBC 1

Bradford Northern v Leeds at Ye Olde Odsal

Bradford lead 24-18 with ten minutes left

Lovely old school feel to this

Incredible scenes

Leeds bulldoze their way through for a try then hit the post with the conversion to tie it up

24-22 Bradford with four minutes left

Bradford have won

They’ve been out of the top division of Sooper League for five years and have been in administration three times in the last six years then liquidated and reformed

There are people dancing and smoking cigarettes and supping from cheap cans of lager on the big terraces of Odsal which once held 102k for a Challenge Cup final replay

Local rivals Leeds have been shocked

This is quality

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