Wakefield Trinity Aim for Wembley Glory in Epic 1895 Cup Final Clash

Wakefield Trinity are eager to lift the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup trophy for the first time in 45 years, as they prepare to face off against defending champions Sheffield Eagles at Wembley Stadium. Leading the charge for Wakefield will be winger Lachlan Walmsley, who becomes the first player to feature in consecutive 1895 Cup Finals.

Wakefield Trinity Aim for Wembley Glory in 1895 Cup Final

June 4, 2024Wakefield Trinity are set to make their long-awaited return to Wembley Stadium, with the team eager to lift the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup trophy for the first time in 45 years. Leading their charge will be Lachlan Walmsley, who becomes the first ever player to feature in consecutive 1895 Cup Finals.

Walmsley, renowned for his blistering pace and try-scoring ability, has become a standout performer in the Betfred Championship. The 25-year-old winger topped the try-scoring charts last season and currently leads the way again in 2024 with 12 tries in just 10 rounds.

“We’re feeling confident, and all of the boys are excited,” said Walmsley. “There’s this excitement within the team because a lot of the boys haven’t had the chance the play at Wembley. Everyone’s keen to get down there and see what we can do, and hopefully bring back some silverware.”

Wakefield’s path to the final saw them overcome a stern test against Bradford Bulls in the semi-finals, coming from behind to secure a convincing 40-14 victory. Walmsley, who had to watch nervously from the bench initially, was relieved to see his side turn the game around in the second half.

The versatile back is no stranger to the Wembley experience, having won the 1895 Cup with his former club Halifax Panthers last year. He is now eager to guide Wakefield to glory and deliver the trophy to the long-suffering Wakefield faithful.

“It’s been 45 years since they’ve last been to Wembley and we want to bring back a trophy for this club,” Walmsley emphasized. “There’s a couple of boys in our team that can pass on experience who have played in Challenge Cup Finals before, too.”

Wakefield’s opponents in the final will be the Sheffield Eagles, who are looking to defend the title they won in the inaugural 1895 Cup competition. Walmsley acknowledged the quality of the Eagles’ squad but is confident his side can get the job done.

“Sheffield have got quality players in Cory Aston and Kyle Wood – and Wood didn’t play in Round 7. They’ve got such a good team, so we’ll have to keep those ‘big game’ players quiet. We’ve got to do another good job and see how we go.”

With Wakefield enjoying a perfect start to the Championship season and Walmsley leading the way in the try-scoring charts, the stage is set for a cracking 1895 Cup Final at Wembley. The Wakefield flyer is eager to tick off the goal of scoring a try at the iconic venue, but ultimately, the team’s priority is to bring the trophy back to the West Yorkshire club.

The 2024 AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final will take place on Saturday 8 June, with kick-off at 5:45 pm. The match will be streamed LIVE and FREE on SuperLeague+.

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