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The Challenge Cup Final

28th Mar 2019

The Challenge Cup Final

The famed 52,000-capacity St James' Park will be the centrepiece of Europe's festival of world-class club rugby on 10 and 11 May 2019. The Challenge Cup final will be played at St James' Park on the evening of Friday 10 May, with the blue-riband Heineken Champions Cup decider scheduled for the same venue the following day, Saturday 11 May.

Thorp Academy welcomed the Heineken Championship Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup trophies to the academy on Tuesday 26th March 2019. The trophies are currently on tour as part of the build up to the 'biggest weekend in rugby.'

Thorp's EPP (elite performance programme) students welcomed the trophy and had pictures taken with it alongside members of Tyne & Wear Fire Brigade who also turned up in a fire engine to get a glimpse and Northern Education Trust's CEO Rob Tarn.