Challenge Cup final: Wigan Warriors’ Matt Peet hails victory over Warrington Wolves as ‘best’ trophy so far | Rugby League News | Sky Sports

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Matt Peet declared Wigan Warriors’ Betfred Challenge Cup triumph the best one of his reign so far on an emotional day at Wembley.

The Warriors’ 18-8 triumph marked the second time head coach Peet had guided his hometown club to rugby league’s oldest and most prestigious knockout prize, having won the trophy at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium two years ago.

It comes on the back of Wigan claiming the Betfred Super League Grand Final and League Leaders’ Shield last year, and the World Club Challenge earlier this year, and means they hold every trophy up for grabs – sealing a 21st Challenge Cup triumph on a day when the sport came together to honour the memory of Rob Burrow CBE.

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“This is the best,” Peet said, reflecting on his side’s victory. “I just felt the momentum of things were shaping up that it was going to be a difficult game.

“There was a lot going on around the game, so I was just proud the players committed to one another in the way they did.

“I think it’s an emotional week for everyone in rugby league. Rob is such a special character and it stirs up emotions for everyone.

“That was a side, I think. When I talk about our motivation, it was more around the carrot of achieving something special, to put that fourth trophy in the cabinet.”

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Tributes were paid to Rob Burrow throughout the day at Wembley

One of those who the day’s tributes to Burrow, who died last Sunday at the age of 41 after a long battle with motor neurone disease, struc

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