Ellery Hanley MBE to present Challenge Cup

Rugby League legend Ellery Hanley MBE will present the Challenge Cup trophy to the winning team after Saturday’s final at Wembley.

Widely regarded as one of the games greatest ever players, Hanley scored 189 tries in 202 games for Wigan and led them to three successive Challenge Cup triumphs from 1988-90.

The Black Pearl won the Lance Todd Trophy in the 1989 victory against St Helens and was honoured by the Queen in January 1990 for his services to the game.

Hanley, who captained and coached Great Britain, also had spells with Bradford, Leeds, Balmain and the Western Suburbs.

In October 2005, the former loose forward was inducted into the British Rugby League Hall of Fame.

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