St Helens and Castleford meeting at Wembley for first time

Saints and Castleford have never crossed swords in the Challenge Cup Final since the competition was launched in the 1896-97 season, but both have tasted glory at Wembley - the world's most famous sporting arena.

Monday, 12th July 2021, 12:59 pm
Updated Monday, 12th July 2021, 1:00 pm
Danny Richardson runs in for a try for Saints in the last Challenge Cup meeting between the two sides in 2018 which St Helens won 36-18 at the Jungle. Picture: SWPix

Twelve-times winners St Helens were, in fact, involved in the first-ever final, losing 10-3 against Batley at Headingley, Leeds, in front of 13,492 fans.

SAINTS PREVIOUS FINALS

2019 Lost (v Warrington, 18-4 at Wembley

2008 Won (v Hull FC, 28-16 at Wembley)

2007 Won (v Catalans, 30-8 at Wembley )

2006 Won (v Huddersfield, 42-12 at Twickenham)

2004 Won (v Wigan, 32-16at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)

2002 Lost (v Wigan, 21-12 at Murrayfield, Edinburgh)

2001 Won (v Bradford, 13-6 at Twickenham)

1997 Won (v Bradford, 32-22 at Wembley)

1996 Won (v Bradford, 40-32 at Wembley

1991 Lost (v Wigan, 13-8 at Wembley )

1989 Lost (v Wigan, 27-0 at WembleyPREVIOUS)

1987 Lost (v Halifax, 19-18 at Wembley)

1978 Lost (v Leeds, 14-12 at Wembley)

1976 Won (v Widnes, 20-5 at Wembley)

1972 Won (v Leeds, 16-13 at Wembley)

1966 Won (v Wigan, 21-2 at Wembley)

1961 Won (v Wigan, 12-6 at Wembley)

1956 Won (v Halifax, 13-2 at Wembley)

1953 Lost (v Huddersfield, 15-10 at Wembley)

1930 Lost (v Widnes, 10-3 at Wembley)

1915 Lost (v Huddersfield, 37-3 at Watersheddings, Oldham)

1897 Lost (v Batley, 10-3 at Headingley, Leeds)

TIGERS' PAST FINALS

2014 Lost (v Leeds, 23-10 at Wembley)

1992 Lost (v Wigan, 28-12 at Wembley)

1986 Won (v Hull KR, 15-14 at Wembley)

1970 Won (v Wigan, 7-2 at Wembley)

1969 Won (v Salford, 11-6 at Wembley)

1935 Won (v Huddersfield, 11-8 at Wembley)

Previous Challenge Cup meetings:

2018 (round 6) Castleford 18 St Helens 36

2017 (round 6) Castleford 53 St Helens 10

1996 (round 4) Castleford 16 St Helens 58

1990 (preliminary round) St Helens 39 Castleford 12

1979 (quarter final) Castleford 6 St Helens 10

1970 (semi-final) Castleford 6 St Helens 3

(at Station Road, Swinton)

1965 (round 1) St Helens 22 Castleford 9

1964 (round 1) St Helens 6 Castleford 13

1961 round 2) Castleford 10 St Helens 18

1956 (round 2) St Helens 48 Castleford 5

1946 (round 1, second leg) St Helens 14 Castleford 5

1946 (Round 1, First Leg) Castleford 10 St Helens 4

1941 (Round 2) Castleford 21 St Helens 13

1938 (Round 2) Castleford 18 St Helens 2

1931 (Round 2) Castleford 2 St Helens 8

Last 10 meetings:

St Helens 10, Castleford 0 (SLR16, 16/8/20)

Castleford 28, St Helens 14 (SLR7, 15/3/20)

St Helens 4, Castleford 0 (SLR27, 30/8/19)

Castleford 16, St Helens 36 (SLR16, 26/5/19)

(at Anfield, Liverpool)

Castleford 12, St Helens 42 (SLR7, 22/3/19)

St Helens 26, Castleford 0 (SLS8-R7, 28/9/18)

Castleford 18, St Helens 40 (SLR16, 24/5/18)

Castleford 18, St Helens 36 (CCR6, 12/5/18)

St Helens 46, Castleford 6 (SLR1, 2/2/18)