DOZENS of Workington town fans joined rugby league fans up and down the country at the weekend ­— travelling to Wembley for the Challenge cup final.

Buses were sent from the Traveller’s Rest Supporters Club down to the stadium to watch St Helens be crowned Challenge Cup winners after over a decade.

And as always in rugby league the day wasn’t just about the game. Fun was had throughout among fans with the town bus even bumping into well-known comedian and northern treasure Johnny Vegas as they arrived off the bus in London.

Traveller’s Rest Supporters Club member Callum Linford said: “We all got the bus as did a load of St Helens fans from there and one of the people on the bus said is that, that Johnny Vegas fella . . . and it was only when he turned round that we all realised.

“When he started talking, you knew exactly who he was just by his voice.”

Callum said that the lifelong Saints fan made a few jokes with the town supporters as well as saying how pleased he was that they had travelled down.

Callum said: “When we told him who it was (the town) he knew where about it was and all the rest of it

“He knew we had been in the Super League at one point.”

Vegas even stopped for pictures with fans and posed for a picture wearing a town cap on top of his statement flat cap.

All the fans who attended the final had a great day watching the rugby.

Callum said: “I’ve been a couple of times before, but that was probably the better experience that we have had.

“It’s just a bit of normality back isn’t it? You have been cooped up inside for the better part of two years and now were back into some sort of normal way of life.”

St Helens went on to win the match 26-12 over Castleford.

West Cumbrian Kyle Amor ended the match in the 78th minute as he buried the ball over the Tigers’ try line.

Speaking after the match, he said: “It’s unbelievable, it’s a bit hard to take in really, obviously were all made up with the win but to score it’s every kid’s dream really isn’t it.

“To score in front of my kids ­— my son, my daughter, my wife and my mam and everybody else all of my family, it’s unbelievable.”

Saints players took to the changing rooms after the match to honour Amor with chants of ‘Marra your the one, you still turn me on, the Challenge Cup is home again’ ­— a play on the Euro 2020 chant that was used to honour England football manager Gareth Southgate.