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25 Aug: Challenge Cup Final: Catalans Dragons v Warrington Wolves KO 3pm (TV)

Who will win?  

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  1. 1. Who will win?

    • Catalans Dragons by 13 points of more
      5
    • Catalans Dragons by 7 to 12 points
      22
    • Catalans Dragons by 1 to 6 points
      27
    • Draw after 80 minutes
      1
    • Warrington Wolves by 1 to 6 points
      3
    • Warrington Wolves by 7 to 12 points
      31
    • Warrington Wolves by 13 points of more
      12

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Discuss the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final: Catalans Dragons v Warrington Wolves here.

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Hard to pick. Both sides have ample ability but will depend how they play on the day. I went with the Wolves 7-12 but not with much confidence.

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Counting down the days until Saturday. I really hope that Catalan can win, as it will be great for them. Failing that a stoic performance and not a capitulation will do.

 

Couldn't give a flying duck about the crowd, I've bought the tickets I want, I am happy with what I've paid and will be watching what's going on the field rather than staring at empty seats and grinning smugly. Along with everyone bar Warrington fans (who probably won't begrudge the Dragons a win) I will be cheering on the French side. Can't wait, I do love a Wembley trip.

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A huge occasion and I'm really looking forward to going. The only thing that can wreck it now is if the trains go to pot.

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I would prefer if Catalans won the Challenge Cup. It would be great for the game and for French Rugby League. 🤞

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I'm a big Cats fan, I am worried though they played their final in that semi. They will need a huge game from Casty, Simon and Edwards. Wire are a big side. Gigot and Ratchford are both excellent full backs so hopefully it will be a open game and a good spectacle. 

I see this being close. Too hard to call. Wire marginal favourites. 

 

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2 minutes ago, GeordieSaint said:

Has Roberts been cleared to play? He’d be a big loss for Warrington if he’s not.

He was cleared to come back at cas Price chose not to. 

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Just now, ELBOWSEYE said:

He was cleared to come back at cas Price chose not to. 

Ah right - thought he’d failed the test. 

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I really hope Catalan win; a new name on the Cup and a massive boost for the club, French RL and Steve McNamara. I think EH’s head would explode though...

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Not very confident but hoping for a Catalans win. Of nothing else it would be very interesting to see what kind of reaction it would get in France.

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Akuoala looks like he has picked up a ban and will miss Wembley. May be a way back for atkins on the bench. 

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The build up commences. French and English press in Perpignan.

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Absolutely cannot wait for this and will be shouting loudly for the Dragons. I just hope they can find their A-Game, which they will need to beat a strong Warrington side. Head says Warrington by 12, heart says Catalans by 1!

 

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Could be a chance for a massive increase in popularity in France which can only be a good thing and If they can play like they did against Saints and hold the intensity then they beat Warrington playing their best. Tough call but I can see a fair few points in this game, so going for 33-25 to Catalans.

If they do win it half the M62 region will implode because some johnny foreigners have taken 'their' cup out the country/stolen their SL place/just hate any club doing better than there's/are just gammon's (*)

It's cloudy and a bit humid with mild temperatures here in the South and it's going to stay that way all week including Saturday according to the Met office. 20% chance of rain so probably the odd quick shower/spitting might be on the cards.

Hope everyone has a good journey into the capital, please have passports and rabies control card ready, ta muchly:good:.

*delete as appropriate

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Hope it's a great final, would prefer Les Cats to win as I think it would be terrific for our sport but wouldn't begrudge Wire a win as they were very gracious when we finally won at that "W" place in 2016.

Interesting that Catalans have taken Danny Houghton on loan for the next week or so, what's that all about then?

:whistle:

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Christophe is saying how crazy the amount of interest there is locally but also in England, that there are sporting journos in france (not just RL) appraoching them and even two journos from England as well and that this shows how much interest there is.

He says that they realise the importance of the game and that it will help raise the awareness of rugby and that it's important to the history of the cup (I guess if they win it) and mentions that the comp is one of the oldest trophy's in sport over here.

Goes on to say they had problems with the media when they were not doing so well but thanks BBC Sport for helping to widen visibility (of the club/French rugby) and goes on to repeat about how much interest there is in England and in France and that they want to get as many fans on their side in the last few days (words to that effect) and that people have been asking how to get over to England/tickets either direct through the club or getting there under their own steam.

We focus on the Wigan match and try to do well, we are starting to feel the pressure leading up to the game.

 

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Really looking forward to a weekend down the smoke.

Will be nice to watch a game and not really care who wins. Would be nice if Cats could win for all the obvious reasons but would not be unhappy with a Warrington win. Good club and great fans.

Main thing is a good game, I think it will be too.

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7 minutes ago, Davc1h said:

Really looking forward to a weekend down the smoke.

Will be nice to watch a game and not really care who wins. Would be nice if Cats could win for all the obvious reasons but would not be unhappy with a Warrington win. Good club and great fans.

Main thing is a good game, I think it will be too.

Yep, my sentiments exactly.

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5 hours ago, Yorkie44 said:

Counting down the days until Saturday. I really hope that Catalan can win, as it will be great for them. Failing that a stoic performance and not a capitulation will do.

 

 

 

Couldn't give a flying duck about the crowd, I've bought the tickets I want, I am happy with what I've paid and will be watching what's going on the field rather than staring at empty seats and grinning smugly. Along with everyone bar Warrington fans (who probably won't begrudge the Dragons a win) I will be cheering on the French side. Can't wait, I do love a Wembley trip.

 

As a Warrington fan, naturally I want us to win - but yes, if Cats win, I'll be happy with that too, think it would be great for the game. 

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I'm a Warringtonian who lives an hour from Perpignan so my loyalties are split right down the middle. My heart will always pump primrose and blue blood but if Les Dracs come away with the cup I'll be happy - because that means the game of RL is the ultimate winner and hopefully generate more publicity for our game down here. As Steve Mac' mentioned recently in a post-match interview, this is not a rich part of France  by any stretch of the imagination and we need as much publicity as poss to help further grow TGG.

Can't wait for the game.

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