Saints face Warrington Wolves in the Coral Challenge Cup at Wembley on Saturday with kick off at 3pm and we have the low-down on and off the pitch right here in our match preview.
Saturday’s meeting between Saints and Warrington will be the first meeting between the two sides in a major final. We are aiming to lift the Challenge Cup for the 13th time in our history and for the first time in 11 years.
Our last appearance at Wembley saw us lift the trophy back in 2008, following a 28-16 win over Hull FC. The Wolves appeared at Wembley last year, losing 20-14 to the Catalans Dragons.
This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides so far this season. A 38-12 win at the Totally Wicked Stadium for the Saints back in April saw us grab bragging rights early on in the campaign. Since then, we have also won twice at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, a 21-10 win a few months ago, was followed up by a 30-12 win there just over a fortnight ago.
Can we make it four from four when it really matters on Saturday?
Team News and Match Preview:
Both sides’ have named their 19-man squad for the match as the key men return for Saints.
Head Coach Justin Holbrook has previewed the Challenge Cup Final and says he is excited for the big day.
Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson and LMS have all looked ahead to the final here.
Captain James Roby says he will be privileged to lead the team out at Wembley on Saturday after success in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
His Highness Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and Patron of the Rugby Football League is this year’s chief guest.
The Man in the middle:
The referee for our clash will be Robert Hicks. Marcus Griffiths and Liam Moore will be the touch judges, with Ben Thaler the video referee.
Travelling and parking at Wembley:
Saints’ supporters will be situated in the West stand of Wembley along with Widnes supporters. The ticket office at Wembley opens at 11am with turnstiles opening at 1pm. Click here to download the FAN GUIDE.
How to follow the action:
Supporters not making the trip can follow live score updates and behind-the-scenes coverage on our social media channels and minute by minute updates from 1:30pm here on Saintsrlfc.com. Just head to the homepage and click on the match centre image.
If we win…..
Squad departure and Homecoming info for the Coral Challenge Cup Final