Wigan Warriors victory parade: Thousands line the streets

Wigan Warriors' open top bus parade Wigan Warriors have won the Challenge Cup 19 times

Related Stories

Thousands of people have lined the streets of Wigan for an open-top bus parade through the town to celebrate Wigan Warriors' Challenge Cup win.

The rugby league team showed off the Challenge Cup to cheering fans as the bus made its way from Standishgate to Market Place.

The rugby league team followed up Wigan Athletic's Wembley win in May with a 16-0 victory against Hull on Saturday.

It is the 19th time the Warriors have lifted the Challenge Cup.

The town is believed to be the first place in the country to win both the Challenge Cup and football's FA Cup in the same year.

Wigan Warriors captain Sean O'Loughlin said the double was a "special" achievement.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Manchester



10 °C 7 °C


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.