OF course, we all remember what happened the last time Warrington Wolves and St Helens met in the Challenge Cup…

However, The Wire’s memorable 18-4 victory to lift the trophy at Wembley last August bucked a bit of a trend.

Indeed, Steve Price’s men will be hoping to further improve what is a pretty wretched Challenge Cup record against their near neighbours in Saturday’s quarter final.

The two sides have met 18 times in the knockout competition and last year’s Wembley win was only the fifth time Warrington have come out on top.

Indeed, you would have to go back to the 1969 quarter final for the previous Wire win as they edged a tight contest 4-2.

Prior to that, Warrington won contests in the first round back in 1900 (6-0), the 1933 semi final at Swinton’s Station Road (11-5) and in 1947 in the second round (24-2).

The last time the sides met at this stage of the competition was in 2007.

Kevin Penny and Henry Fa’afili scored tries for The Wire but Saints ran out 25-14 winners at Knowsley Road on their way to winning the competition.

Warrington Guardian:

Lee Briers takes on the St Helens defence during the last quarter final meeting between the two sides in 2007. Picture by Mike Boden

The Wire team that day was...

Grose; Penny, Johnson, Fa'afili, Riley; Clarke, Briers; Wood, M Gleeson, Morley, Westwood, Parker, Wainwright. Subs: Sullivan, Bracek, Rauhihi, Pickersgill.

Previous Warrington-St Helens Challenge Cup meetings

2019 (FINAL) St Helens 4 Warrington 18 (at Wembley Stadium)

2008 (Round 5) St Helens 40 Warrington 34

2007 (Quarter Final) St Helens 25 Warrington 14

2002 (Round 5) Warrington 14 St Helens 36

1998 (Round 5) St Helens 35 Warrington 22

1988 (Round 2) Warrington 20 St Helens 24

1978 (Semi-Final) St Helens 12 Warrington 8 (at Central Park, Wigan)

1977 (Round 1) Warrington 12 St Helens 13

1972 (Semi-Final) St Helens 10 Warrington 10 (at Central Park, Wigan)

1972 (Semi-Final, Replay) St Helens 10 Warrington 6 (at Central Park, Wigan)

1969 (Quarter Final) Warrington 4 St Helens 2

1956 (Round 1) St Helens 15 Warrington 6

1953 (Semi-Final) St Helens 9 Warrington 3 (at Station Road, Swinton)

1947 (Round 2) Warrington 24 St Helens 2

1933 (Semi-Final) St Helens 5 Warrington 11 (at Station Road, Swinton)

1903 (Round 1) St Helens 6 Warrington 3

1900 (Round 1) St Helens 0 Warrington 6