In 2018 Catalans Dragons made history.
The rank outsiders, the Dragons went to Wembley and defeated Warrington Wolves to become the first team from outside the UK to win the oldest and most prestigious trophy in rugby league: the Challenge Cup.
Two of the top teams so far in 2023 will again collide in the cup on Saturday.
The Wolves sit top of the league and have already won away in France this season in a game marred by a red card to former Dragon Gil Dudson for punching Tom Johnstone on the floor.
Catalans meanwhile have been strong performers in 2023 as well and will be wanting to avenge that defeat and take a step closer to Wembley.
The team news is now. Siua Taukeiaho and Matthieu Laguerre are back in the squad and replace injured duo Adam Keighran and Tom Davies.
🏉 𝗟𝗘 𝗚𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗣𝗘
𝑃𝑟𝑒́𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑒́ 𝑝𝑎𝑟 𝑍𝑜𝑑𝑖𝑎𝑐
Steve McNamara a dévoilé son groupe pour la réception de @WarringtonRLFC en @TheChallengeCup
🇬🇧 https://t.co/efxOVT44Vu pic.twitter.com/FZ1xa5kRRZ
— Dragons Catalans (@DragonsOfficiel) May 18, 2023
Warrington meanwhile are boosted by the return of Daryl Clark as well as Gil Dudson who returns from the ban he picked against the Dragons.
Matty Nicholson misses out through injury whilst Connor Wrench could make his long awaited return.
✈️ Our travelling squad for this weekend's Challenge Cup clash in Perpignan
W/ @CheshireMould pic.twitter.com/qwIoBpygac
— Warrington Wolves (@WarringtonRLFC) May 18, 2023