Challenge Cup final: Superstar Sean Paul predicts Wembley winners in bizarre rugby league interview

Josh McAllister
Sean Paul, Challenge Cup final.

Superstar rapper Sean Paul has predicted a Hull KR Challenge Cup victory.

Superstar rapper Sean Paul has predicted a Hull KR Challenge Cup victory in the most bizarre rugby league interview.

Willie Peters’ side take on Leigh Leopards this Saturday, August 12, at Wembley Stadium as part of a triple-header day alongside the Women’s Challenge Cup final and the 1895 Cup final in the capital.

International music sensation Sean Paul was a guest on Viking FM, an independent radio station based in Hull, having performed in the city earlier this week at the Bonus Arena as part of his summer tour.

Asked about Hull KR’s chances by morning show presenters Alex Duffy and Nicola Lashley, the 50-year-old rapper responded with his best wishes for the Robins, who have won the prestigious cup competition just once in their history.

Opponents Leigh have won the competition on two occasions in 1921 and 1971.

“There’s no reason why I cannot wish us to be the champions from Hull,” Sean Paul said live on Viking FM.

“Hull KR, this is Sean Paul telling you that you are the rugby superstars.

“We’re going to win and we’re going all the way.


Sean Paul is one of the most famed Jamaican musicians of all time, with work spanning dancehall, reggae, pop and dance music.

Hit songs include ‘No Lie’ featuring Dua Lipa, ‘Temperature’, ‘Get Busy’ and ‘Cheap Thrills’ featuring Sia in a long list of successes, with more than nine million album sales.

He also headlined the John Peel stage at Glastonbury Festival during his 2019 UK tour.

Hull KR take on Leigh Leopards in the Challenge Cup final with a 3:00pm kick-off, live on BBC One.

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