Burns Up For Cup

THE Magic of the Cup is something all Rugby League fans can relate to.

Whether it’s memories of watching the famous wins of 1961 and 66, Bobbie’s Bombs in 96, the victory over Wigan at the Millennium Stadium in 2004 or the treble of 2006, 07 – the first at the new Wembley – and 08 – everyone has a special place for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

And it affects our overseas players too – as Travis Burns explains in the build-up to Saints’ Quarter Final with Widnes this Sunday at Langtree Park (4pm).

“I’d get up early to watch the cup on TV back home – it was always something to look forward to. Early in my career it wasn’t shown too much, but later on I saw a bunch of games.

“Playing in the NRL, it was a big competition that you would be envious of not playing in and it would be good to have something similar back home.

“I hold the Challenge Cup in the highest regard, it’s got a lot of history, a lot of great players have won the trophy and a lot of great coaches have coached great teams.

“I remember some big upsets; you never know what can happen in the Challenge Cup. When I was at Hull KR they talked about beating Warrington when they were in the Division below. So anything can happen in the Challenge Cup, it’s one of those exciting times of the year and I’m looking forward to playing in it.”

He continues: “I’ve love to play in a Challenge Cup Final. It’s something that I’m always looking at, I’ve had a long career in the NRL, I’ve been over here a few years now too and haven’t made it very far in the Challenge Cup, so that’s something I’m looking forward to, something to cherish.

“We’ve got new players at the club, but the players who have been around for a while and who have won it speak highly of the Challenge Cup and I’d love to add my name to the list of winners.”

Tickets are on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or going to www.saintssuperstore.com

The sides will meet on Sunday June 28 at 4pm.

Ticket prices are:


  • Hatton’s Solicitors West Stand: Adults £15, Concessions £12, Juniors £5 with Junior Season Ticket Holders free.
  • Totally Wicked North and Solarking South Stands: Adults £18, Concessions £14, Juniors £5 with Junior Season Ticket Holders free.


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