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Holders Hull retain Challenge Cup against Wigan
August 26, 2017 / 4:29 PM / 4 months ago

Holders Hull retain Challenge Cup against Wigan

LONDON (Reuters) - Holders Hull FC beat Wigan Warriors 18-14 in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley on Saturday to retain the trophy they won last year.

Rugby League - Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC vs Wigan Warriors - London, Britain - August 26, 2017 Hull FC's Gareth Ellis lifts the trophy (L) as his team mates celebrate after victory Action Images/Paul Childs

In front of a crowd of 68,525 both sides scored three tries but Wigan, hoping to extend their record 19 wins in the competition, failed to convert two of theirs.

Tongan international Mahe Fonua scored two of Hull’s tries.

They recovered from 6-0 down to lead 18-10 early in the second half but ended up hanging on after Wigan’s Joe Burgess scored his team’s third try and was denied another in the last minute by a forward pass.

Marc Sneyd of Hull received the Lance Todd Trophy as man of the match for the second year in a row.

Reporting by Steve Tongue,; Editing by Neville Dalton

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