Minor tweaks could re-establish Cup magic, says Davies

Dual code international and former Warrington and Widnes star Johnathan Davies believes it wouldn’t take much to help the Challenge Cup find it’s magic appeal once again.

Cup attendances have been on a steady decline in recent years, culminating in one of the lowest Wembley attendances for a generation in last year’s final.

However Davies, who works as part of the BBC coverage for the cup, thinks that a few minor alterations would soon see the competition re-affirmed as the sport’s crown jewel.

“I think they need to put the cup games on the season tickets to help boost the attendances,” he said.

“It’s still a special competition and, if they move the final away from the school holidays, it might make a difference.

“We used to play the early rounds and, all of a sudden, at the end of May it’s the final.

“Once you get into August, the whole country stops, it’s the time people go away.”

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