Richard Blaxall | The Challenge Cup

The Challenge Cup

September 13, 2017

I had the privilege of covering the Rugby League version of the FA Cup this year, the Challenge Cup. Being from the South I always wondered what the North was banging on about with this sport. After covering a Semi-Final and the Final at Wembley, you soon learn to know why.

Here are a selection of my favourite photos, working for the Official Photographers SWpix.com

RB1_0487RB1_0487Picture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 29/07/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Semi Final - Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, England - Liam Watts of Hull FC breaks free to score his sides fifth try Liam Watts of Hull FC breaks free to score his sides fifth try - Challenge Cup Semi-Final between Hull FC and Leeds Rhinos

RB2_6895RB2_6895Picture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 29/07/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Semi Final - Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, England - Liam Watts of Hull FC celebrates scoring his side fifth try Liam Watts of Hull FC celebrates scoring his side fifth try - Challenge Cup Semi-Final between Hull FC and Leeds Rhinos

RBP_7496RBP_7496Picture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 29/07/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Semi Final - Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, England - Scott Taylor of Hull FC celebrates at the final whistle Scott Taylor of Hull FC celebrates at the final whistle - Challenge Cup Semi-Final between Hull FC and Leeds Rhinos

RB2_6962RB2_6962Picture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 29/07/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Semi Final - Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, England - Hull FC players celebrate at the final whistle Hull FC players celebrate at the final whistle - Challenge Cup Semi-Final between Hull FC and Leeds Rhinos

RB2_6998RB2_6998Picture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 29/07/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Semi Final - Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, England - Hull FC players celebrate at the final whistle Hull FC players celebrate at the final whistle - Challenge Cup Semi-Final between Hull FC and Leeds Rhinos

sw103_Hull_Wigansw103_Hull_WiganPicture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 26/08/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Wembley Stadium, London, England - General view of Wembley Stadium General view of Wembley Stadium - Challenge Cup Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors

sw188_Hull_Wigansw188_Hull_WiganPicture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 26/08/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Hull FC fans pre-match Hull FC fans pre-match - Challenge Cup Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors

sw214_Hull_Wigansw214_Hull_WiganPicture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 26/08/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Official match ball Official match ball on the Wembley turf - Challenge Cup Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors

sw157_Hull_Wigansw157_Hull_WiganPicture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 26/08/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Ladbrokes flag Both teams enter the field of play - Challenge Cup Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors

sw218_Hull_Wigansw218_Hull_WiganPicture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 26/08/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Hull FC Manager Lee Radford looks on in the tunnel Hull FC Manager Lee Radford looks on in the tunnel - Challenge Cup Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors

sw113_Hull_Wigansw113_Hull_WiganPicture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 26/08/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Mate Fonua of Hull FC scores his sides third try of the match Mate Fonua of Hull FC scores the winning try of the match - Challenge Cup Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors

sw114_Hull_Wigansw114_Hull_WiganPicture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 26/08/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Mate Fonua of Hull FC scores his sides third try of the match Mate Fonua of Hull FC scores the winning try of the match - Challenge Cup Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors

sw115_Hull_Wigansw115_Hull_WiganPicture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 26/08/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Mate Fonua of Hull FC celebrates scoring his sides third try of the match Mate Fonua of Hull FC celebrates scoring his sides winning try of the match - Challenge Cup Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors

sw107_Hull_Wigansw107_Hull_WiganPicture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 26/08/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Hull fans celebrate their team scoring a try Hull fans celebrate their team scoring a try - Challenge Cup Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors

sw139_Hull_Wigansw139_Hull_WiganPicture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 26/08/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Hull FC celebrate with the Challenge Cup trophy Hull FC celebrate with the Challenge Cup trophy - Challenge Cup Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors

sw127_Hull_Wigansw127_Hull_WiganPicture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 26/08/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Gareth Ellis of Hull FC celebrates at the final whistle Gareth Ellis of Hull FC celebrates at the final whistle - Challenge Cup Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors

sw118_Hull_Wigansw118_Hull_WiganPicture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 26/08/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Liam Marshall of Wigan Warriors is left in tears at the final whistle Liam Marshall of Wigan Warriors is left in tears at the final whistle - Challenge Cup Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors

sw132_Hull_Wigansw132_Hull_WiganPicture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 26/08/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Hull FC enjoy dancing at the pitch Hull FC players enjoy dancing at the pitch - Challenge Cup Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors

sw135_Hull_Wigansw135_Hull_WiganPicture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 26/08/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Mate Fonua of Hull FC takes a selfie with the Hull FC fans Mate Fonua of Hull FC takes a selfie with the Hull FC fans - Challenge Cup Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors

sw136_Hull_Wigansw136_Hull_WiganPicture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 26/08/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Danny Houghton of Hull FC lifts the Challenge Cup trophy Danny Houghton of Hull FC lifts the Challenge Cup trophy - Challenge Cup Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors

sw272_Hull_Wigansw272_Hull_WiganPicture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 26/08/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Danny Houghton of Hull FC celebrates with the fans Danny Houghton of Hull FC celebrates with the fans - Challenge Cup Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors

sw161_Hull_Wigansw161_Hull_WiganPicture by Richard Blaxall/SWpix.com - 26/08/2017 - Rugby League - Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final - Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Wembley Stadium, London, England - Liam Watts of Hull FC with the Challenge Cup trophy Liam Watts of Hull FC with the Challenge Cup trophy - Challenge Cup Final between Hull FC and Wigan Warriors


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