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Challenge Cup Final: Wolves & Rhinos in Wembley wonderland

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George Riley George Riley | 15:48 UK time, Thursday, 23 August 2012

I can't think of any week in the rugby league year that excites me more than the days building up to the Challenge Cup final at Wembley.

Whisper it quietly around Old Trafford in October, but it is the magic of Wembley that truly gets the juices flowing for the sport's elite players, fans and coaching staff.

This is the one week of the year we are not a minority sport. It is the one week of the year fans of all sports, the national, and international media, all want a piece of rugby league.

It is the one opportunity for our moderately-paid players to step out of posh London hotels in crisp, fitted suits, to be greeted by thousands of adoring fans at our national stadium.

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