Hello and welcome to the RLBet.co.uk preview of the 2021 Challenge Cup final which comes live from the iconic Wembley Stadium in London and that can be watched live on BBC television in the UK.
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The Challenge Cup is the most historic knock out cup competition in the world when it comes to rugby and one of the most iconic cup competitions in world sport, so it will come as no surprise that the final is one of the highlights of the season.
Watch by millions of rugby and sport fans around the world and by 10’s of thousands of fans in attendance, the Challenge Cup is a true spectacle of sport and it is a match that tends to live up to expectations and often ranks amongst the best sporting matches in the United Kingdom year after year.
How To Watch Challenge Cup Live
The final will be shown live on BBC 1 and can be watch on tv, the iPlayer or via the BBC Sport website.
Challenge Cup Final 2021
Venue: Wembley Stadium
TV Live on BBC 1
Saints make 1 change for this one with Sione Mata’utia suspended and Theo Fages returning.
St Helens Squad: Coote, Makinson, Naiqama, Percival, Grace, Lomax, Fages, Walmsley, Roby, Lees, Thompson, Knowles, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Amor, Paasi, Welsby, Smith, Batchelor, Dodd, Simm, Norman
Cas make 12 changes after resting most of their squad last week as they are almost at full strength.
Castleford Tigers Squad: Evalds, Olpherts, Mata’utia, Shenton, Trueman, Richardson, Watts, McShane, Millington, Holmes, Blair, Milner, Massey, Griffin, Foster, Clare, Sene-Lefao, Smith, Matagi, Turner, O’Brien
St Helens come into this final in great form, with 4 wins from their last 5 matches and 3 straight wins on the bounce whilst Castleford have just the 1 win from their last 4 and lost heavily last time out.
In that 18-70 loss to Salford, Cas left the majority of their squad out and played a youthful side, so little can be taken form that and the fact that they are rested, whilst Saints played a strong squad against Trinity, should work in the favour of Castleford- so long as they can keep everyone fit.
Prediction: St Helens by 12