My favourite game: Wigan-Hull, Challenge Cup final 1985 | Paul Wilson


Wigan won the final but all of rugby won the day in an unforgettable match featuring two legendary Kangaroos

Back when the earth was young the rugby league season would be played out on an assortment of northern mud heaps in winter before the Challenge Cup final brought a ceremonial climax in early May. The sun always seemed to shine at Wembley, the two finalists generally rose to the challenge of presenting the game in its best light given space and a billiard table surface, and the happy memories would last all summer until it was time to visit places such as Odsal and Wilderspool again.

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