OUR resident Warrington Wolves historian and statistician ‘Stanski’ has dug out a quite incredible stat following Sunday’s victory at St Helens.

As it turns out, the 31-8 quarter-final win at the Totally Wicked Stadium was the first time Warrington have beaten their neighbours at their home ground in a Challenge Cup tie since Queen Victoria was on the throne.

It was a run stretching back 124 years to 1900, when Warrington won 6-0 in the first round at Knowsley Road.

That year, they would go on to be knocked out by Rochdale Hornets in the last 16, with Swinton going on to lift the trophy.

Since then, the two sides had met five times in the competition in St Helens before Sunday, with Saints victorious in them all.

Wire were beaten in 1903 (6-3), 1956 (15-6), 1998 (35-22), 2007 (25-14) and 2008 (40-34).