Briers hails hungry Wolves

Star stand-off says Warrington are aiming for major success

Last Updated: 05/08/10 12:16pm

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Briers: Excited by Warrington side

Briers: Excited by Warrington side

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Warrington star Lee Briers thinks the current Wolves side can become one of the best in the club's history.

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"For semi-finals, you don't need motivation. All the aches and pains go away when there is a chance of a final up for grabs."
Lee Briers Quotes of the week

The Wolves have enjoyed much-improved form this year after ending a 35-year wait for silverware when they won the Challenge Cup in 2009.

They currently lie second in the Super League table and can secure a second consecutive trip to Wembley if they beat Catalans Dragons in the Challenge Cup semi-final on Sunday.

And Briers, who has been a fixture for Warrington since he joined from St Helens 13 years ago, is excited by the potential of Tony Smith's squad.

"I think the stats show that, with the wins we have had, this is the best team we have had for a long time," the veteran stand-off said.

Hard work

"We've put a lot of hard work in and I think we are mentally tougher as a team. We are now realising, as a team, we can be good.

"Instead of just talking about it we are now actually doing it, which is great.

"The season has gone very quickly. If every season went like this your season would be over and done with in minutes.

"It's gone so quick but we've been enjoying ourselves."

Briers had suffered three semi-final defeats at Warrington until the Wolves finally cleared that psychological hurdle when securing victory against Wigan in the last-four in 2009.

Experience

The Welshman believes the winning experience 12 months ago will stand his side in good stead ahead of the meeting with Catalans at Stobart Stadium.

He added: "It could help us. We can draw on that experience and hopefully take it into Sunday.

"The team played well that day, which helped me. It was good to get the monkey off the back and get to a final.

"For semi-finals, you don't need motivation. All the aches and pains go away when there is a chance of a final up for grabs."

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