Daily Mail

Warrington book a date with Saints

- By SOPHIE WATKISS

WARRINGTON and St Helens will meet in the Challenge Cup final for the first time on August 24 — when both will look to overcome their demons in the competitio­n. The Wire held off a resilient Hull in their semi-final at the University of Bolton Stadium, and St Helens stuttered past Championsh­ip team Halifax. ‘It feels like we’ve just been invited to the wedding again,’ said Warrington head coach Steve Price. ‘This time we want to be brides, not bridesmaid­s.’ Price’s team have lost two finals and three semi-finals since their last victory in 2012. Super League leaders St Helens return to Wembley for the first time since 2008. They fell at the semi-final stage last year to eventual winners Catalans Dragons. Head coach Justin Holbrook said: ‘I just knew it was going to be a tough day. Halifax were always going to make it hard for us.’

l WIGAN have signed forward George Burgess, 27, from South Sydney Rabbitohs on a three-year deal, starting next season.

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