Warrington Wolves vs. Wigan Warriors: Challenge Cup Final 2024 Showdown

Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors Clash in Challenge Cup Final

In the first chance at silverware in the 2024 season, Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors meet in the highly anticipated Challenge Cup final. For young Sam Burgess, it presents an opportunity to claim his first trophy, while for Matt Peet, it is a chance to hold all four available trophies simultaneously, a feat last achieved by St Helens in 2007.

The occasion will also feature tributes honoring the life of Leeds Rhinos legend, Rob Burrow, with the game kicking off at 3:07 PM in his honor. It marks the first time the two sides have faced off in the Challenge Cup final since 1990, when Wigan emerged victorious 36-14.

Wigan’s Lineup

Wigan will be without Adam Keighran and Tyler Dupree due to suspensions, but Zach Eckersley steps in to replace Keighran in the centers. Luke Thompson returns to the 17 in place of Dupree. Jai Field, Abbas Miski, and Liam Marshall make up the Wigan backline, with Bevan French and Harry Smith operating in the halves.

Warrington’s Lineup

Warrington, on the other hand, welcomes back their missing stars, including George Williams and Matt Dufty, after making several changes for their previous match against Wigan. Josh Thewlis and Matty Ashton are the wingers, with Toby King and Rodrick Tai in the centers. Paul Vaughan, James Harrison, and Danny Walker lead the pack, with Matty Nicholson and Lachlan Fitzgibbon in the back row.

“Both teams have announced their starting lineups, setting the stage for an exciting Challenge Cup final at Wembley.”

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