Wembley programme an extraordinary package

Date published: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hull FC and Wigan Warriors will take centre stage at Wembley Stadium on Saturday for the right to hoist aloft the Tetley’s Challenge Cup and the official final programme captures all the excitement and anticipation of the sport’s most historic occasion.

The timeless nature of a competition which was first contested in 1897 is celebrated with a series of informative, amusing and entertaining features which help celebrate the Challenge Cup’s place in the hearts of millions of Rugby League fans around the world.

The official programme is the only place where supporters will find the cream of Rugby League writers together with many of the leading lights of the national and regional media contributing exclusive articles for the publication, with features covering both finalists and the wider game.

The programme includes interviews with Hull FC coach Peter Gentle and Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane along with features on Wigan’s Sam Tomkins and Danny Houghton of Hull.

England captain Kevin Sinfield talks about England’s prospects in the upcoming Rugby League World Cup and there’s a look back at a selection of historic final including the famous 1985 Challenge Cup final between Hull and Wigan, considered by many as the greatest final of all time, and an exclusive extract from David Hinchliffe’s new book ‘They Walked on Water’ about his experiences of the legendary 1968 ‘Watersplash’ final.

The official RFL event programme, priced at £8, will be available from sales points inside and outside Wembley Stadium from 10.00am on Saturday and also available from selected outlets around the stadium after the match as well.

Copies are also available by mail order from Ignition Publications on 01347 821344, with £2 charged for postage and packing. Mail order copies will be sent out from Tuesday August 27.