Jack Hughes wore cricketer’s box in Challenge Cup final

Drew Darbyshire

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

Warrington co-captain Jack Hughes wore a cricketer’s box as he played the Challenge Cup final with a ruptured testicle.

The 27-year-old suffered a ruptured testicle in the loss to Catalans three weeks ago and was a doubt for the club’s trip to Wembley.

But Hughes played a starring role at stand-off in their 18-4 victory over St Helens at Wembley.

He said: “I was always confident of playing.

“There was just that contact side of things that meant there was a bit of doubt.

“I had a box on, similar to what the cricket lads wear, and it did the job.

“It was pretty uncomfortable at the start but, once you get out there, you don’t think about it.”

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