WITH a trip to Wembley edging closer, we've taken a look at the items that have been banned ahead of the Challenge Cup Final as St Helens take on Warrington Wolves and the 1895 Cup Final with Widnes Vikings taking on Sheffield Eagles.

Supporters are being urged to arrive at the stadium no later than one hour prior to kick-off ahead of bag and security checks.

Bags larger than an A4 piece of paper will not be permitted entry.

Staff will be using a 'bag gauge' outside the ground to check any bags that look bigger than this.

If you're unsure, you need to make sure your big is within the following measurements:

  • Height 297mm (11.7 inches)
  • Width 210mm (8.27 inches)
  • Depth 210mm (8.27 inches)

Bags that are half full and folded to reduce overall size will not be accepted.

If you fancy taking a musical instrument...

Vuvuzelas and horns are banned.

Any supporters wishing to bring other instruments to the match must first notify their club who in turn has to submit a request to the RFL.

All non-official instruments will be refused entry.

If you want to take a flag or banner...

Supporters may bring a flag/banner into the ground WITHOUT permission from Wembley Stadium if:

 The flag/banner is smaller than 250cm in size at the widest or longest point.

 It does not have an attached flag pole

 In the case of an attached flag pole, it is made from wood and plastic only

and is no longer than 1 metre in length and 1cm in diameter.

 There is no advertising or commercial message on the flag

 It does not contain any abusive or defamatory message

Flag poles made of metal are not permitted inside the stadium, no matter what size or length the flag / pole is.

The following articles have also been banned from the ground:

  • knives
  • fireworks
  • smoke canisters
  • vuvuzelas/ air-horns
  • flares
  • weapons
  • dangerous or hazardous items
  • laser devices
  • bottles
  • glass vessels
  • cans
  • flasks
  • poles and any article that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety
  • any article that might be used as a weapon, be deemed to be offensive or abusive, or compromise public safety, will be confiscated and or reported to the police.
  • Unlicensed musical instruments: trumpets, drums and other devices capable of causing a disturbance or nuisance.
  • Flag poles greater than 1m in length
  • Frisbees and similar items
  • illegal substances
  • explosives or ammunition
  • scooters
  • skateboards or other skates
  • signs or items with corporate or inappropriate branding
  • unauthorised fliers
  • spray paint
  • large industrial style "permanent" marker pens
  • prams / push chairs
  • transmitting devices
  • professional cameras & recording devices
  • large suitcases
  • laptops
  • illegal merchandise items
  • illegal charity collection utensils
  • motor bike helmets
  • umbrellas
  • darts
  • hampers and cold boxes
  • air horns
  • alcohol
  • animals (except service dogs & guide dogs)

You can see the complete spectator guide by clicking here