Leigh Leopards and Hull KR will play in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley.
Why it matters
The Challenge Cup final is a prestigious event in rugby league, and this year's final between Leigh Leopards and Hull KR is significant as it showcases the resilience and survival of rugby league as a sport.
What the papers say
The Times highlights the historical context of rugby league's survival in the 1970s, while The Independent focuses on Leigh Leopards' chance to replicate their 1971 Challenge Cup triumph. Both sources provide different perspectives on the upcoming final.
How we got here
Rugby league faced the threat of extinction in the 1970s due to the decline of the mining industry. The sport has since survived and continues to thrive.
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