Sheffield Eagles win 1895 Cup at Wembley

Sheffield Eagles became the first winners of the 1895 Cup thanks to a 36-18 win over Widnes at Wembley.

Saturday, 24th August 2019, 9:20 pm
Updated Saturday, 24th August 2019, 10:21 pm
Sheffield Eagles celebrate winning the 1895 Cup Final at Wembley

Centre Aaron Brown scored a hat-trick of tries as the Eagles made a triumphant return to the scene of their famous Challenge Cup final win over Wigan in 1998.

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Widnes suffered an early blow when hooker Jordan Johnstone, who will join Hull next season, was carried from the field, but they led 12-0 after 16 minutes and were 18-12 in front at half-time before being kept scoreless in the second half.