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Victory parade for Hull FC's Challenge Cup heroes

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A home-coming parade was held on Bank Holiday Monday to celebrate Hull FC's Challenge Cup final win. Thousands of people took to the streets as the victorious Hull FC team brought rugby league's Challenge Cup home to the city for a second year.

Marc Sneyd starred as the Black and Whites beat 19-times winners Wigan Warriors 18-14 in a tense final at Wembley on Saturday.

It was the first time the club had retained the trophy, following last season's victory over Warrington.

The team took an open-top bus from the KCOM Stadium into the city centre, before lining up in front of fans on the balcony of Hull City Hall in Queen Victoria Square.

The three-hour celebrations started in the square at 12.30pm, with highlights from this year's cup run and guest appearances from former Hull FC player, Sammy Lloyd, among others.

Council leader Stephen Brady said: “It is always fantastic news for the city when one of our professional sports teams have the opportunity to showcase their top-level skills on a national stage."

Martin Fisher was there for us.