Challenge Cup: Lee Mossop eyes perfect finish to career with Wigan Warriors
Last Updated: August 23, 2013 2:28pm
Lee Mossop: Challenge Cup win could kick off positive end to Wigan career
Lee Mossop hopes to start winding down his Wigan career with victory in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.
The Warriors prop leaves the club at the end of the season when he will join the exodus to Australia, having signed for NRL club Parramatta.
Mossop, 24, still has a chance of a couple more medals before leaving, starting when Wigan take on Hull in what should be a cracking showpiece final.
"The best way I can repay the faith Wigan have shown in me is to perform in the big games and get the fans and coaches - everyone associated with Wigan - these sort of medals," Mossop said.
"It is hard not to think about it. I am having to buy property and the missus is talking about it all the time. I have never been to Australia and it is exciting for me, a new adventure.
"But this week there is a ban on all that. It is all rugby this week and that couldn't be any more exciting.
"We are in the Challenge Cup final and going into the play-offs with a chance of winning the Grand Final.
"You couldn't be much happier. If I can bow out with another Challenge Cup winners' medal or another Grand Final ring I couldn't ask for any more, to do that with my best mates."
Mossop defied the pain of a dislocated shoulder to be part of their 2011 Wembley winning team and he feels that experience will help them against a Hull side that has never won at Wembley.
"Two years ago was special. To make a bit of history with your best mates, you can't really put that into words. To get the win that day was unbelievable," he added.
"Whether it is 10-10 or 10-8 with 35 minutes gone - you call on those experiences to help you out. Come Saturday I have no doubt it is going to be tight. If we can call on two minutes of that experience in this game it will help us."