Wakefield Trinity’s Dominant 1895 Cup Triumph at Wembley Stadium

Wakefield Trinity Dominate in 1895 Cup Triumph at Wembley

Wakefield Trinity have written their name in the history books, becoming the fifth club to lift the prestigious 1895 Cup after a dominant display against Sheffield Eagles at Wembley Stadium. The current Championship leaders more than doubled the previous record for the biggest margin of victory in the competition’s final.

Trailing 6-0 early on, Trinity’s second-half masterclass saw them score 32 unanswered points to cruise to a resounding 50-6 victory. Wakefield’s 44-point winning margin under the famous Wembley arch is now the new benchmark, surpassing the Eagles’ previous record of 36-18 against Widnes Vikings.

“With their sights set on an immediate return to Super League, Wakefield ticked all the boxes for IMG, the game’s new commercial partner, both on and off the field. The comprehensive triumph has undoubtedly strengthened their case for promotion, as they continue to impress in the Championship.”

Daryl Powell’s side entered the break with an 18-6 lead, thanks to a try on the hooter from substitute Thomas Doyle. The floodgates then opened in the second half, with Wakefield running in 32 points without reply to claim the 1895 Cup in dominant fashion.

Prior to Saturday’s result, only four clubs had lifted the trophy – Sheffield in 2019, Featherstone Rovers in 2021, Leigh (then-Centurions) in 2022, and Halifax Panthers last year. The Eagles, the inaugural winners of the competition, had held the record for the biggest winning margin in a final.

Wakefield’s Historic Victory

Wakefield’s historic victory at Wembley has undoubtedly cemented their status as the new powerhouse in the 1895 Cup, setting a new benchmark for future finalists to aspire to.

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