Richards On Cup Blow

Richards On Cup Blow

Wigan were knocked out of the Carnegie Challenge Cup by a late try at Leeds on Saturday.

The try scored by Lee Smith was the only one of the game, Wigan led 8-10 through five Pat Richard's penalties before the Rhinos touchdown with just moments remaining.

Afterwards we caught up with a devastated Richards who told us,

"I am absolutely devastated, all the boys are, we have put alot into the Cup this year, we played for 79 minutes and clocked of for one play, it's very hard to take at the moment. It's very unusual that there was only one try in the game, points were hard to come by, it's about building pressure and unfortunately we couldn't build enough.

"You have to stay in the game for the full 80 minutes, you get the good calls and the bad calls, they got a couple as well, it's just one of those things, we have to keep going."

On been down to 12 men for ten minutes when Liam Farrell was sin-binned, Wigan still kept Leeds at bay, on that Pat added,

"Yeah we were looking good, there were a few hard parts in the game and we came through them, the big one they got us at the end, it's just very disappointing.

"We just need to learn from this now, we are lucky that we are going well in the Super League and we have to put our focus on that and bounce back next week. We need to kick on now for the rest of the year." 

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