Warrington Wolves boss Tony Smith insists now is not the time to ‘wobble’ with a return to Wembley just 80 minutes away, as his team look to continue their incredible record in the Challenge Cup.
The Wolves have won the famous trophy in 2009, 2010 and 2012 – with the two most recent victories coming against their semi-final opponents in 2014, Leeds Rhinos. And Smith believes that teams can get caught up in the occasion of the cup sometimes, and has urged his team not to slip up when it really matters.
“I’m excited about it and I think everybody should be excited about it,” he said. “It’s next to the biggest stage, it’s probably the one where you don’t want to wobble.
“You don’t want to wobble if you get through the next one either, you want to perform. But it’s whichever team can focus at this stage of the year and in this sort of game.
“Sometimes you get caught up in what’s coming afterwards and think too much about what’s coming afterwards and don’t take care of really what’s needed, and that’s a good performance.”