Rhinos to roar?
Boots panel say there's little to separate finalists
Last Updated: 23/08/12 9:57am
Wember-Glee for Ratchford
Paul Cullen believes Warrington have all the attributes to win the Challenge Cup on Saturday, but senses Leeds are ready to cause an upset.
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"I've learnt to throw the form book out of the window when it comes to any final because on any given day either side is capable of winning."
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Despite a shock defeat to London Broncos last time out, Warrington go into the Wembley showpiece as favourites after back-to-back wins over Wigan and St Helens stepped up their league challenge earlier this month.
Meanwhile, reigning Super League champions Leeds have struggled for consistency this season and will have to reproduce their form that saw off Wigan at the semi-final stage to tame the Wolves.
However, Cullen says the Rhinos can never be ruled out.
He told Boots 'n' All: "My heart and my head say the Warrington Wolves will win this and that their form last week against London Broncos was a hiccup.
"Warrington have got a lot of fresh, healthy bodies coming back into the biggest game of their season so far.
"But I've got something in my mind about Leeds Rhinos because they prove everybody wrong on so many occasions. And Kevin Sinfield's their leader."
Shaun McRae agreed that a Warrington win is far from certain and said that form counts for nothing in the heat and tension of a big final.
"Both sides are laced with talent, match-wining performers and players who have been there in the past," he said.
"I've learnt to throw the form book out of the window when it comes to any final because on any given day either side is capable of winning.
"It will simply get down to which side is able to assert their game plan for the lengthiest period of time, because they will create the most opportunities.
"It's an even bet as far as I'm concerned."
To hear the pre-match views of Warrington star Stefan Ratchford, hit the video at the top of the screen.