Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith has revealed that former England footballer Stuart Pearce will give his side a pre-Wembley pep talk ahead of this weekend’s Challenge Cup final.
Pearce is a notorious rugby league fan and is a big Warrington Wolves supporter, and Smith said that in the 24 hours leading up to the showdown with Hull FC, he will “have the floor” to motivate the squad.
Pearce provided some famous Wembley moments throughout his career, most notably when he played for England at Euro 96, scoring in their penalty shootout victory against Spain.
“He’s one of our biggest fans,” said Smith. “He really is hooked on it. In his phone conversations or text messages, he asks how ‘we’ did or gives his opinion on how ‘we’ did.