Field: Replicate last year
- Jai Field looks ahead to Sunday’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Hull KR at Headingley Stadium.
- Field: “We will be going into Sunday trying to replicate what we achieved last year. Every player wants to play in these big games, have those moments, and win trophies for the club.”
- Watch the full interview with Jai Field on Wigan TV HERE.
Jai Field says Wigan Warriors will be aiming to ‘replicate’ last year’s Challenge Cup success when they face Hull KR in the semi-final at Headingley Stadium on Sunday.
Looking ahead to Sunday’s tie, Field said: “I’m looking forward to getting out there on Sunday as I was unfortunate not to play here earlier in the competition. Leeds really tested us that day, but the lads did a great job that day to get the win. It was nerve-racking, but definitely a great one.”
Reflecting on the Warriors victory over Warrington Wolves last time out, Field added: “It’s always good to play tough games going into these big matches. Warrington came out firing and we had our backs up against it. We needed to dig deep to get the result, but it definitely put us in good stead for Sunday.”
Speaking on Hull KR, Field said: “Hull KR have been great and what Willie [Peters] has done with them this year has been unreal. They compete really hard, they’re physical, and they play a great style. We will have to be on it for the full 80 minutes to beat them.”
On the prospect of retaining the Challenge Cup at Wembley Stadium next month, Field said: “We will be going into Sunday trying to replicate what we achieved last season. Every player wants to play in these big games, have those moments, and win trophies for the club.”
Field added: “It would be great to play at Wembley Stadium, but we can’t look too far ahead. The stakes are a lot higher now as teams are more desperate to get the win, and Hull KR have tested us the both times we have played them this season. We will have to be at our best to get the result.”
Speaking on the Challenge Cup, Field said: “We don’t have any knock out competition back in Australia – especially not on this scale. To be able to play in these big games is definitely what you want in your career.”
Matt Peet also looked ahead to Sunday’s semi-final. Read the full Peet preview HERE.