Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis has insisted that he has learned some valuable lessons from his previous final experience – and says the occasion will not get the better of him on Saturday afternoon.
Ellis will lead Hull out at Wembley looking to inspire them to a first victory at the national stadium in their history – at the ninth attempt.
And the FC skipper insists Wembley is no place for losers – as he knows, having been part of the 2013 team which lost the cup final to Wigan – and says that he will be giving it all he’s got to ensure the occasion doesn’t get the better of him once again.
“Wembley is a very tough place when you lose,” he insists.
“You think you have done all the hard work just to get there and walking out is one of the nest feelings you will ever get but 80 minutes later you almost wish you hadn’t got there because it is that bad losing there.
“Everyone learns from those occasions. I have learned from letting the occasion get the better of me and I am determined not to let that happen this time and go out and play the best I can.
“That is probably the message that I will try and get over to the players that are not already aware.”