Lawrence sets sights on Challenge Cup glory with Huddersfield

Huddersfield forward Michael Lawrence insists the Giants will be focusing their efforts on Challenge Cup success in 2016.

Although the long-serving star refused to give up on a top eight spot after the split of the leagues, the likelihood of Huddersfield now making the top four and earning silverware at the end of the season looks incredibly slim.

However, the Giants remain in the Challenge Cup and are just two victories away from a place at Wembley in the competition’s August showpiece.

Paul Anderson’s side face Wakefield in the quarter-finals, the team they face next in Super League.

“We still have the Challenge Cup,” Lawrence told TotalRL.

“It’s massive. It’s basically a competition that we’re still in and have a chance of winning.

“There will be a massive amount on that. We have Wakefield which will be a huge game for us in a couple of weeks, but we have them in the league next so that will be our next focus, to bounce back and get a result.”

Despite Huddersfield now looking certainties for the Qualifiers, Lawrence is adamant that it won’t change the side’s approach to the upcoming two months.

“Even if it does become mathematically impossible, we’ll be doing all we can to win every game,” Lawrence said.

“As players we don’t go out to lose, we come out and want to win every game and that will never change. We have to be tougher and build some form.

“We will have other big games this year no matter what. We just have to get ready for the next game.”

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