Gigot inspired Catalans Dragons make history with maiden Challenge Cup trophy

Catalans Dragons made history as they defeated Warrington Wolves 20-14 in the 2018 Challenge Cup Final, watched by 50,672. Tony Gigot, the Lance Todd Trophy winner, inspired his club to their first Challenge Cup victory after losing in the final once before. Catalans were on top early. When a high kick was regathered by the Dragons, Benjamin Jullien did brilliantly to…

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Half-time: Catalans lead 14-6 over Warrington

Catalans Dragons hold a 14-6 lead at the break over Warrington Wolves in the Challenge Cup Final. Catalans struck early. When a high kick was regathered by the Dragons, Benjamin Jullien did brilliantly to offload around the back of his defender to Lewis Tierney who dived in. Drinkwater converted from the touchline. The Dragons extended their lead to eight when…

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Groupon selling £50 Challenge Cup final tickets for just £15 ahead of Wembley

Wanting a ticket for this month’s Challenge Cup final for the cheapest price possible? If so, popular e-commerce website Groupon may have the deal for you – after TotalRL stumbled across an offer selling £50-value tickets for the showdown between Catalans and Warrington at a heavily-reduced rate. You can buy Category 4 tickets, which are normally valued at £50, for…

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RFL to implement marketing ‘Plan B’ for 2018 Challenge Cup final, says Rimmer

Rugby Football League CEO Ralph Rimmer admits the game will have to implement its ‘plan B’ for the Challenge Cup final after Catalans reached Wembley on Sunday afternoon. The Dragons stunned Super League leaders St Helens to book only their second-ever appearance in the final – and immediately sparking fears of a reduced crowd at Wembley when they play Warrington…

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Rhinos ace Robinson hopes Challenge Cup final can be the catalyst for women’s game

Leeds Rhinos centre Sophie Robinson believes this weekend’s Challenge Cup Final will be the perfect way to open up the women’s game to a whole new audience. Both the Challenge Cup final between the Rhinos and Castleford Tigers, and the preceding Plate final between Bradford Bulls and Stanningley, will be live streamed through the OurLeague membership app, meaning some of…

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Over 20,000 tickets already sold for Challenge Cup semi-final double-header

The Rugby Football League have revealed that over 20,000 tickets have already been sold for August’s Challenge Cup semi-final double-header in Bolton. St Helens face Catalans before Warrington take on Leeds to determine which two sides will walk out at Wembley in the season’s showpiece finale at the end of August. In a historic move for the cup, the RFL…

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