Challenge Cup final has 95 reasons to celebrate
All 95 clubs that trod the road to Wembley during this year’s competition will be celebrated in the build up to kick off at the 2013 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final, Hull FC v Wigan Warriors on Saturday August 24 (3.00pm).
A representative from every club that competed in the competition, which began with the qualifying rounds in the autumn of 2012, will be invited onto the Wembley pitch adorned in their club kit and flying their club’s flag to form a guard of honour for this year’s finalists.
The guard of honour will be led by representatives from both finalists with Steve Smith, a life-long Hull FC fan, and former Orrell St James player Jack Seddon being selected by the clubs to fly their respective flags.
RFL Chief Operating Office Ralph Rimmer said: “It’s fantastic that all the clubs who started this season with Tetley’s Challenge Cup ambitions will be represented at a final which has a long and proud tradition of bringing the whole game together in celebration..
“The Challenge Cup continues to inspire everyone involved in the sport and I am sure the guard of honour will add to the unique sense of occasion that this great final can be counted on to deliver.”
The final will see Hull and Wigan meet in the sport’s traditional showpiece game for the first time since 1985, when Wigan emerged victorious 28-24 in what has gone down as one of the greatest Cup finals of all time, and both teams will be hoping to add their names to the illustrious list of Cup winners.
Tickets for the 2013 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final can be purchased direct via the Hull FC club shop, Wigan Warriors ticket hotline on 0871 6633 552 or through the RFL ticket office direct at www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk or 0844 856 1113.
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