Nobody remembers the losers, says Hudgell

Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell has insisted that whilst it’s great to reach the Challenge Cup final for the first time in over two decades, it’s vital they go on and finish the job – saying nobody remembers the losers at Wembley.

The Robins take on Leeds bidding to lift the famous trophy for the first time in 35 years on Saturday, and Hudgell told the Hull Daily Mail that although it’s a big task, it’s one he believes they can achieve.

“The nature of my character is I now expect us to go on and win. I realise that’s a massive ask against the resounding favourites, but nobody remembers the losing finalists,” he said.

“You only have to look at last year and Castleford’s loss, nobody talks about that.

“If we are going to be remembered it will only be from winning on Saturday, not from just making the final after all these years.

“There’s an opportunity for us to make history and that’s the intent.”