Have your say: Should the 1895 Cup continue next year?

Drew Darbyshire

The 1895 Cup final was played on Saturday and we want to know if you think the competition should continue in 2020 and beyond.

Sheffield became the first ever winners of the 1895 Cup as they beat Widnes 36-18 in the final at Wembley on Saturday evening.

Eagles half-back Anthony Thackeray picked up the inaugural Ray French Award for his stellar man of the match display against the Vikings.

The 1895 Cup was initially introduced to give the lower league clubs a competition they can realistically win. Eight League 1 clubs entered the competition and faced each other in the first round, while 12 Championship clubs joined in the second round.

The concept has been criticised by some for the fact that the game was played after the Challenge Cup final instead of before.

But the 1895 Cup has earned plenty of praise this year because it gives lower league clubs the chance to play at Wembley.

Others believe the 1895 Cup should not be played at the same venue on the same day as the Challenge Cup final.

We want to know what you think…

Should the 1895 Cup continue next year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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