21st August 2019, 13:24 | ChallengeCup

A dream come true for Luke Thompson

A dream come true for Luke Thompson

The prop-forward was in attendance for St Helens' last Challenge Cup success

Luke Thompson was in attendance as an ardent supporter the last time St Helens lifted the Coral Challenge Cup in 2008 following victory over Hull FC, 11 years later he’ll walk out for his boyhood club.

The prop-forward said: “It’s unreal. It’s really exciting when I think about it.

“I went there as a kid the last time St Helens won the Challenge Cup and to get the opportunity to walk out at Wembley is all I’ve ever dreamt of and now I have the chance.

“It is the most prestigious prize in Rugby League and I’m really excited to have the chance at winning that trophy and I hope we get the job done on the day.

“It’s massive for the club. It’s going to be a great day for the club and particularly the fans who have been unreal this season and they’ve followed us in numbers wherever we’ve been and I’m sure they’ll be in fine voice on Saturday.” 

St Helens will be looking for a fourth victory over Warrington Wolves this season however Thompson is fully aware of the unpredictability of Challenge Cup finals. 

“In finals everything goes out of the window and anything can happen on the day and we all know that.

“We have to make sure we turn up on the day and hopefully get the win.”

Tickets for this weekend’s Coral Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 24th August are available to purchase HERE.