In what is widely perceived to be the most exciting Challenge Cup final in years, there are inevitably plenty of contenders to take home the game’s biggest individual honour this weekend.
Hull and Warrington both have a large contingent of contenders to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Tom Briscoe, and claim the Lance Todd Trophy.
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On the Warrington side, there’s Chris Sandow, the maverick half-back who has so often turned games in the Wolves’ favour this year when their backs have been against the wall. If they need something magical to happen on Saturday evening, Sandow is a good bet to make it happen.
There’s also Daryl Clark, who is nearing the form which saw him claim the 2014 Man of Steel award two years ago. If he has a big game, the Wolves will go a long way towards lifting the cup for the first time since 2012.
But Hull are not without their contenders. Marc Sneyd’s form at scrum-half has been magnificent this year, and he will be in the mood to exorcise his Wembley demons after being subbed off in the final two years ago while playing with Castleford.
But could Gareth Ellis, at the ripe old age of 35, win the cup for the first time in his career and claim the Lance Todd Trophy in the process? He’s currently the favourite for the Man of Steel award, so it’s not a bad bet.