With the semi-finals of the 2019 Coral Challenge Cup fast approaching, it’s fair to say that both Warrington Wolves and Hull FC are two of the most successful teams in the prestigious tournament’s recent history and are facing off in the semi-finals later this month in a rematch of the memorable 2016 final.
Winning the competition in consecutive years, 2016 and 2017 champions Hull FC saw off the threat of Castleford Tigers in round six as they recorded a 28-12 victory at the KCOM Stadium before reaching the semi-finals with an emphatic victory over Catalans Dragons. Coming into the competition as the reigning champions, the French side succumbed to a humiliating 51-8 defeat on Humberside with winger Ratu Naulago scoring a brace as the Airlie Birds stunned the Dragons with an impressive performance.
Standing in the way of Lee Radford’s men and a chance to win a third Challenge Cup title in four years is Steve Price’s Warrington Wolves who, after losing both showpiece finals a year ago, are looking to make up for that in 2019. Led by the talismanic Blake Austin, the Wire dispatched with Wigan Warriors back in round six in what was arguably the best match of the tournament so far, narrowly beating their rivals 26-24. The quarter-finals also saw Price’s men pushed close before ultimately prevailing against FC’s Humberside rivals Hull KR. In a clash where the Robins looked like forcing their way to the semi-finals late on, a late Ben Currie try sealed the win and place in the semi-finals for Warrington.
Facing off at The University of Bolton Stadium as part of a triple header along with the other semi-final and the Women’s Challenge Cup final, the teams will be entering the battle with the sole aim of reaching the Challenge Cup Final and the chance to win the prestigious trophy at the iconic Wembley Stadium – and you can be there too!
We are delighted to offer you the chance to make your own memories at the showpiece final this August with our corporate box experience. With entertainment sure to be on offer on the hallowed pitch, you will also have the chance to meet the characters behind Rugby AM as well as some Super League stars with the Jamaican national team set to be in attendance.
Places are strictly limited so head to the link below to avoid disappointment – tickets are just £55!