Morley chasing 'Holy Grail'

Wolves aiming to avenge last year's play-off reverse to Rhinos

Last Updated: 21/08/12 5:54pm

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Warrington skipper Adrian Morley is determined to get his hands on the "Holy Grail" again as he prepares to face former club Leeds in Saturday's Challenge Cup final.

The veteran forward has been a Wembley winner twice in the last three years with the Wolves, including a 30-6 triumph over the Rhinos in 2010.

"To have won it twice in the last three years is a huge achievement. Hopefully we'll make it three out of four."
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Before then the club had been through a barren spell in the competition, with their last success coming way back in 1974 when they defeated holders Featherstone Rovers at the famous venue in London.

"In rugby league it's the Holy Grail," Morley told Sky Sports. "It's the most famous trophy about.

"To have won it twice in the last three years is a huge achievement. Hopefully we'll make it three out of four."

Warrington head back to the capital hoping for better fortunes than their last trip down south - a much-changed side was thrashed 62-18 by the rampant Broncos in front of the Sky cameras last Friday night.

Shock loss

However that was the Wolves' first reverse in six outings, a run that included a resounding 30-10 result against current Super League leaders Wigan.

"We've drawn a line under Friday's game," Morley insisted. "Apart from that we've been going reasonably well.

"We just need to reproduce the form we have shown. There's a really healthy squad at the minute. Everyone's fit and vying for places which does help.

"So there are going to be a few disappointed players who don't make the 17, but we're going to go down confident and get the job done."

The clash with Leeds offers the Wolves the chance to avenge last year's shock play-off exit at the hands of the same opponents that deniedTony Smith's side the chance to appear in their first Grand Final.

"Tony learned a few lessons last year, being so dominant all year," Morley, who will be going up against the club where he started his career, added. "He felt we probably ran out of steam at the end when it really mattered.

"Leeds did a job on us in the play-offs so he's rotated a few players and kept players fresh, but also looking after injuries as well.

"We've had a bit of luck with injuries so there aren't many long-term injuries at the moment.

"Hopefully it'll pay off. Time will tell. We'll just have to wait and see."

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