22nd August 2019, 09:23 | ChallengeCup

Jamie Jones-Buchanan previews Coral Challenge Cup Final

Lachlan Coote and Stefan Ratchford to go head-to-head

Ahead of Saturday's Coral Challenge Cup Final, Leeds Rhinos forward and BBC Pundit Jamie Jones-Buchanan takes a look at a key match-up which could decide who comes away with the famous trophy.

Lachlan Coote - who arrived at the Totally Wicked Stadium at the start of the season - has been in terrific form for St Helens while Stefan Ratchford won the competition with Warrington Wolves in 2012.

Jones-Buchanan said: "I'm hoping Lachlan Coote will put on a masterclass as he has been the outstanding performer in Super League. I think he has been one of the best signings for St Helens in the past ten years. 

"On the other side though, Stefan Ratchford matches up as an English prospect, he returned for Warrington in the semi-final  and I think he could be crucial for the Warrington Wolves.

"I think this could be an epic battle."

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