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Hull FC players given heroes' welcome

Tens of thousands of Hull FC fans brought their city to a standstill to celebrate the club's historic Challenge Cup victory at Wembley.

It was the first time the side has won at the national stadium.

An open top bus tour took place in Hull ahead of a civic reception in honour of the players.

Thousands of Hull FC fans to welcome home Challenge Cup winners

Thousands of Hull FC fans will line the city's streets to welcome home the club's Challenge Cup winning players.

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The black and whites came from behind to beat Warrington 12 points to 10 on Saturday - their first ever win at Wembley - to the delight of supporters.

An open-top bus parade sets off from the KCOM stadium at 1.30pm making its way through the city centre to a mass celebration at Queen's Gardens ready for a civic reception.


Heroes' welcome planned for Hull FC

Players and staff of Hull FC will get a heroes' welcome tomorrow when they return to the city for a civic reception after yesterday's victory in the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final.

The Black & Whites came from behind to beat Warrington 12-10 in a nailbiting finish to rid themselves of their Wembley hoodoo - much to their fans' delight.


Lizzie Jones to present Challenge Cup trophy

  • Duncan Wood and Christine Talbot speak to Lizzie Jones

Lizzie Jones, the widow of rugby player Danny Jones, will be guest of honour at the Challenge Cup final on Saturday and present the trophy to the winning team.

The singer, who has fronted a hugely successful campaign to purchase defibrillators for community and junior clubs in memory of her late husband, performed Abide With Me at last year's final.

Her husband, the Keighley Cougars and Wales international half-back collapsed and died from an undiagnosed heart condition while playing against London Skolars last May.

Cas confident of Challenge Cup upset at Wigan

Castleford Tigers are undaunted by a difficult trip to Wigan Warriors in this weekend's Challenge Cup quarter finals.

The odds and the formbook are against them. Cas are seventh in the Super League table, while Wigan are second, and the Tigers have already lost twice home and away to the Warriors this season.

Head Coach Darryl Powell and prop forward Lee Jewitt, who made his senior debut for Wigan and whose wife hails from the town, have been speaking to Calendar's John Shires.

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