Kevin Brown claims Super League stars “were kicked out” of club

Last week we saw the first Challenge Cup Final without Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and St Helens since 1986 as Leigh Leopards defeated Hull KR.

It would prove to be a Wembley classic as the Leopards defeated Hull KR in golden point extra time.

A 79th minute Matt Parcell try sent the game to golden point but Lachlan Lam would win the game with a first drop goal of his career.

He would also pick up the Lance Todd Trophy as Man of the Match as Leigh won a first Challenge Cup since 1971.

After the game, Brian Noble branded it one of the best finals ever on BBC Five Live:

“Oh wow, we’ve seen some good ones haven’t we? I think it’s been the most exciting, tense orientated, ‘who’s going to get to the other end?’

“Quality wise, was it the best we’ve ever had? I don’t think so, we may have seen some better football.

“But what you would have to say, with the finish, with the drama, with the stories, with the leopards with the rovers with everything that built up this this has been the best Wembley final for a long long time.”

This came as Brown spoke about how Leigh were spurred on by the fact many of them were unwanted by other clubs:

“I agree. I think that’s the most entertained I have been probably in a game of rugby for 20, 30 years. I think especially the final of that magnitude, the ending, the storylines; there’s so many storylines.

“A lot of players kicked out of clubs not good enough for Warrington they come here and they’ve all galvanized together. Adrian Lam and Lachlan Lam, the father and son duo; there’s just so many storylines.

“Derek Beaumont running on the field he was almost coaching the game at the end. For me the most entertaining final. I didn’t know where to put my eyes I did not know where to put my eyes were bodies falling all over and it was just I was just watching it with my mouth open.”