Wigan favourites for Challenge defence
It may not have been a match to rival the 1985 showpiece but Wigan Warriors prevailed 16-0 to see off Hull FC in Rugby League's Challenge Cup Final on Saturday and they are 7/2 with Sky Bet to retain the title next year.
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Understandably, that price is likely to fluctuate depending on the close season recruitment at the DW Stadium.
Coach Shaun Wane saw his contract extended until 2014 ahead of the final, and owner Ian Lenagan had gone on record as suggesting that the deal would be extended further were the Warriors to win the Challenge Cup.
Of more difficulty to Lenagan will be the task of retaining the services of the talismanic Sam Tomkins.
The opportunity to take his chance in the NRL will be a huge carrot for one of the country's most exciting players and the full back has been consistently linked with a big money move to the New Zealand Warriors.
Warrington Wolves were confidently tipped by many to be winners of the competition this season but they fell foul of an energised Hull outfit at the semi-final stage.
The 2012 winners are currently quoted at 4/1 to win next season.
Leeds Rhinos are available at 11/2. The men in blue and amber have had an unfortunate record in Challenge Cup Finals over the last twenty years - seeing off London Broncos in 1999 but losing their other eight appearances.
Saturday's result will have more bearing upon the Super League and Wigan are now 9/4 to take their third Grand Final with only Warrington Wolves ahead of them in the market at 2/1.
Despite their best finish in the weekly rounds for some time, and having won on five of the last six visits to Old Trafford, Sky Bet seem lukewarm about the chances of Leeds Rhinos. The reigning champions are rated fourth best in the market at 4/1.
Ahead of them are Huddersfield Giants at 7/2. There's no question that they have been the most consistent outfit of the weekly rounds though Paul Anderson's men will have to prove they can translate that form to the playoffs.
Hull FC face a difficult task from their position in the weekly rounds and they are 40/1 to prevail.
St Helens have been in the in-form team over the last month and Nathan Brown has finally got a full squad to play with having seen the early season beset with injuries to key players.
The former Huddersfield coach is rated at 10/1 to take the Grand Final on his first season in the hotseat at Langtree Park.