Sam Burgess and Matt Peet make key Challenge Cup Final selection decisions

Both Sam Burgess and Matt Peet have made key selection decisions ahead of the Challenge Cup Final. The Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors squads have been named for the Wembley showdown.

For Warrington, Sam Burgess has opted to play Joe Bullock, the former Wigan forward who has been given the nod over the likes of Max Wood and Adam Holroyd in replacing Joe Philbin, who is unavailable after picking up a long-term injury.

As for Wigan, Matt Peet has put trust in a former Wire, Mike Cooper, who will start the game despite being in and out of the side throughout the year. He replaces Tyler Dupree and young centre Zach Eckersley also features, replacing another suspended player in Adam Keighran, sent off for Wigan against Warrington last week.

Cooper appeared to be one of three players in contention, alongside Sam Walters and Harvie Hill. However, Matt Peet has opted for experience with Cooper starting only his third game of the season. One of the other games he started was the World Club Challenge win over Penrith Panthers.

As a result, Liam Byrne, a regular starting for Wigan, will come off the bench alongside the likes of Ethan Havard, Paddy Mago and Kruise Leeming.

Warrington Wolves: Matt Dufty, Josh Thewlis, Toby King, Rodrick Tai, Matty Ashton, Josh Drinkwater, George Williams, Paul Vaughan, Danny Walker, James Harrison, Matty Nicholson, Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Ben Currie. Subs: Zane Musgrove, Sam Powell, Jordy Crowther, Joe Bullock.

Wigan Warriors : Jai Field, Abbas Miski, Zach Eckersley, Jake Wardle, Liam Marshall, Bevan French, Harry Smith, Luke Thompson, Brad O'Neill, Mike Cooper, Liam Farrell, Junior Nsemba, Kaide Ellis. Subs: Kruise Leeming, Patrick Mago, Ethan Havard, Liam Byrne