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The 2019 Challenge Cup Final was the deciding game of the Rugby Football League's 2019 Challenge Cup competition, the 118th staging of the competition. The match was held at Wembley Stadium in London on 24 August 2019 with kick off at 15:00. The final was contested by the Warrington Wolves and St Helens, the first time the two sides have met in a major final.
|2019Challenge Cup Final|
|Date||24 August 2019|
|Stadium||Wembley Stadium, London|
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Lance Todd Trophy||Daryl Clark|
|God Save The Queen and Abide with Me||Ricardo Panela|
The two sides have never met in a Challenge Cup final before. It had been 11 years since St Helens last won in the Challenge Cup Final, and despite final appearances in 2016 and 2018, Warrington have not triumphed since 2012.
Warrington came into the game on the back of five straight defeats in Super League, and with being defeated by the Catalans Dragons in last season's final. On the other hand, the Saints were leading the way at the top of the table, losing just three games all season, 2 two of which came at the London Broncos (one of those games going to golden point extra time), with the other, away to Catalans. They had not lost a home game so far in the season.
Route to the final edit
Warrington Wolves edit
Warrington escaped the sixth round with a narrow 26–24 victory over rivals Wigan. Warrington then faced Hull KR in the quarter finals winning 28 points to 22. Warrington's semi-final opposition was also a Kingston-upon-Hull side, this time Hull F.C., to which they secured their most comfortable win en route to the final.
|6th||Wigan Warriors (H)||26–24|
|QF||Hull KR (A)||28–22|
|SF||Hull F.C. (N)||22–14|
St Helens edit
St Helens faced Super League side Huddersfield Giants in the sixth round, beating them 22–16. A 48–10 thrashing of Wakefield Trinity in the quarter finals saw the Saints progress to the semis where they faced Championship side Halifax and getting a comfortable victory to progress to the final.
|6th||Huddersfield Giants (A)||22–16|
|QF||Wakefield Trinity (H)||48–10|
Match details edit
Saturday, 24 August
|Warrington Wolves||18 – 4||St Helens|
|Tries: Joe Philbin (26')
Ben Murdoch-Masila (34')
Daryl Clark (72')
Goals: Stefan Ratchford
(27', 34') 2/2
Declan Patton (72) 1/1
||Tries: Theo Fages (55')|
Goals: Lachlan Coote 0/1
|Warrington Wolves||Position||St Helens|
|1 Stefan Ratchford||Fullback||23 Lachlan Coote|
|2 Tom Lineham||Wing||2 Tommy Makinson|
|3 Bryson Goodwin||Centre||3 Kevin Naiqama|
|18 Toby King||Centre||4 Mark Percival|
|5 Josh Charnley||Wing||5 Regan Grace|
|11 Ben Currie||Stand-off||1 Jonny Lomax|
|15 Declan Patton||Scrum-half||6 Theo Fages|
|8 Chris Hill||Prop||8 Alex Walmsley|
|9 Daryl Clark||Hooker||9 James Roby|
|10 Mike Cooper||Prop||10 Luke Thompson|
|13 Ben Murdoch-Masila||Second-row||11 Zeb Taia|
|12 Jack Hughes||Second-row||17 Dominique Peyroux|
|14 Jason Clark||Loose forward||15 Morgan Knowles|
|19 Sitaleki Akauola||interchange||13 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook|
|17 Joe Philbin||interchange||16 Kyle Amor|
|23 Matt Davis||interchange||20 Jack Ashworth|
|22 Jake Mamo||interchange||12 Joseph Paulo|
|Steve Price||Coach||Justin Holbrook|
- Willacy, Gavin (27 August 2019). "The Challenge Cup final had it all: glee, gloom, globalism ... and gross ads". The Guardian.
- "Challenge Cup final: Warrington Wolves beat St Helens 18-4". BBC Sport. 22 August 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
- "Challenge Cup final: Warrington Wolves beat St Helens at Wembley". Sky Sports. Retrieved 12 January 2021.