Have your say: Should the 1895 Cup final be played before or after the Challenge Cup final?

We want to know whether you believe the 1895 Cup should be played before or after the Challenge Cup final at Wembley.

There has been a lot of debate surrounding the kick-off time of the 1895 Cup final and that it is being played after the main event at Wembley on August 24 – the Challenge Cup final.

There will be three games played on the hallowed Wembley turf on Challenge Cup final day. The Steven Mullaney memorial game will take place at 1pm, which is a Year 7 schools final.

At 3pm is the showpiece event between Warrington and St Helens, with the teams battling it out for their name etched into the Challenge Cup trophy.

And bringing a close to the day at 5:30pm is Widnes-Sheffield in the inaugural 1895 Cup final.

Some fans are unhappy with the fact that the 1895 Cup final is not acting as a curtain-raiser to the Challenge Cup final. They reckon most of the people who watched Warrington-St Helens will have already left the ground before the 1895 Cup final gets underway.

But others believe that it is a good thing that the 1895 Cup final is afterwards because most people would have stayed in pubs watching the 1895 Cup and not actually entered the ground to watch it.

We want to know what you think…

Should the 1895 Cup final be played before or after the Challenge Cup final? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

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