Challenge Cup final: Pat Richards desperate to end time at Wigan with Wembley win

Last Updated: 21/08/13 5:31pm

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Pat Richards: Will relish Wembley date

Pat Richards: Will relish Wembley date

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Winger Pat Richards says he is desperate to end eight successful years at Wigan on a high with a second Challenge Cup winner's medal.

Richards moved to the Warriors in 2006 from West Tigers and has gone on to become the club's third highest points scorer of all time behind Jim Sullivan and Andy Farrell.

He has already won a Super League Grand Final and Challenge Cup and will be looking for his second Wembley victory on Saturday against Hull FC.

Richards, 32, told the Wigan club website: "This will be my last Challenge Cup final so I am just looking forward to enjoying the week and enjoy the occasion.

"I came over here at the age of 23 and I was only planning to stay for two seasons but its eight now. I have enjoyed every minute of it and I have the best memories. I have met some great people and I only have good things to say, I will really miss it."

The Australian will relish the build-up to the big day and added: "I am looking forward to getting on the pitch and enjoying the atmosphere. I know I have a big job to do with the extra responsibility of goal kicking but that's my job.

Special aura

"Whenever you say Wembley it has a special aura about it, to get another opportunity to play there in my last season over here is just amazing and I will saviour every moment."

Of the 28-18 defeat of Leeds in 2011 at the new stadium, he said: "We started really well and Joel (Tomkins) scored an amazing try which people still talk about and will do for years to come and we held off a really good Leeds side who threw everything at us.

"It was a great game to be involved in and I am expecting Saturday to be just a tough and something similar.

"I will just focus on my own job and I am confident in my own ability and the team's ability, you go through a range of emotions and we need to go out there and just perform on the day."

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