Wembley whets the appetite for Currie

Warrington youngster Ben Currie is eager to follow in the footsteps of some of his Wolves team-mates and play in a Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final but is taking nothing for granted ahead of Saturday’s semi-final against Hull Kingston Rovers at Headingley Carnegie Stadium (12.45pm).

Nine of the current Warrington squad have won Rugby League’s oldest competition at Wembley Stadium, where they last played in 2012, and Currie is hungry to claim his own place in Cup history.

Currie, 21, who has been one of the standout performers in First Utility Super League this season, is well aware of what awaits him at Wembley.

“The lads who have been there and done it before have spoken about how much of great occasion it is,” he said.

“It’s a massive build-up in the week leading up to it and people like Chris Hill and Richie Myler have talked about how great it is to play at such a big stadium.

“With them talking it up, I’d love to get there and win it, but we’re not looking too far ahead of ourselves. We’ve got to beat Hull KR first this weekend.”

There is an added incentive for the four teams left in the Challenge Cup with the winner guaranteed a place in next year’s World Club Series.

Currie won’t be underestimating Hull KR who beat the Wolves in their last Super League meeting.

“There are no easy game in the Cup, no matter who you play,” said Currie.

“Hull KR will be going into this confident they can beat us. They’ve got a good squad with players who can score from anywhere on the field.

“We’ve got guys who have been here and done it before so their experience is going to be important if we want to get to Wembley again.”