An all West London affair in the London Challenge Cup Final for the Gordon Anderton Trophy.
Holders South West London Chargers face Wests Warriors in the London Challenge Cup Final
It is an all west London affair in the London Challenge Cup Final at Twickenham tomorrow.
Holders South West London Chargers from Chiswick face Acton’s Wests Warriors for the Gordon Anderton Trophy.
It could be seen as something of a David v Goliath contest with the Chargers being cup holders and reigning Premier League champions while Wests are in their inaugural season in the London Men’s League.
However, it could well turn out to be a closer contest than it appears with Wests, who were only formed towards the end of last year, unbeaten this season and claimed two Premier Division scalps on their way to the final.
But they are under no illusion about the challenge that faces them and vice-chairman Shun Tamura said: “This will no doubt be our biggest test yet, but we are very much looking forward to it and we have been humbled for the amount of support we have had from our players and supporters to get us there.
“Most of our top players will be returning for this weekend’s clash and hopefully it will be a good contest against the reigning champions South West Chargers – who are without a doubt the in-form team of the year.”
The Chargers have been one of the great success stories of London Rugby League in recent years.
Founded from the merger of two clubs, West London Sharks and South London Storm at the end of 2012, they swept all before them last year.
The Chargers qualified for rugby league’s oldest competition, the Tetley’s Challenge Cup, and took a step towards Wembley when beat the Welsh champions down at Chiswick in the first round before going out to Milford Marlins from Yorkshire in the next round.
Chairman Cameron Paul said: “We won’t be taking the game lightly by any means. Wests Warriors are a good team, you just have to look at their results to see they have some talent across the park. We are up for the challenge though, and coach Mark Barnes has got them raring to go.”
The cup final will cap a day of rugby league which begins with a juniors match, followed by a Masters game and the South East Cup Final.