Challenge Cup memories

Challenge Cup memories

Having won the competition 19 times, it’s fair to say the Warriors have history with the Challenge Cup but what about recent times? We take a look back at five standout games from over the years.

Castleford 2016

Having lost out to Castleford in 2014 revenge tasted sweet when Wigan ran out 26-12 winners at the DW Stadium. Tries from Dan Sarginson, Sam Tomkins and two from Josh Charnley put Wigan out of sight by half-time with Dom Manfredi adding another 15 minutes from time.

St Helens 2012

Another quarter-final victory, this one against the Saints! Any win is always good against St Helens but this one tasted all the more sweeter as Wigan put paid to their rivals’ cup hopes. Brett Finch along with Sam Tomkins and Sean O’Loughlin all on the scoresheet with Josh Charnley on kicking duties that day too.

Brett Finch - on the scoresheet in 2012

Leeds 2011

The 18th time Wigan have lifted the famous trophy and a memorable game to boot. Jeff Lima, scorer of two tries, played a blinder and became the first prop to win the Lance Todd Trophy in 31 years. Wigan 28-18 winners with the game on a knife-edge until Tommy Leuluai’s 77th minute try.

Sean O’Loughlin led Wigan to Challenge Cup glory in 2011

Dewsbury 2014

The game won’t be remembered for being a classic with Wigan taking a comfortable victory, rather the arrival of Joe Burgess. Having waited in the wings for a couple of years, Budgie scored his first ever hat-trick and even went one better scoring four in total to really make his mark.

Leigh 2013

Again, another blowout score with Wigan showing no mercy against Championship outfit Leigh winning 60-10. Just four try-scorers shared 11 tries with a certain George Williams getting one on his debut. Williams has since gone on to play 131 games for Wigan in just over five years!

George Williams - now an England international

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