Wigan Winger ready for Cup showdown
Wigan winger Anthony Gelling is hoping he can get his first taste of Wembley this season by helping the Warriors secure a place in the Carnegie Challenge Cup final by knocking out Leeds Rhinos when the sides meet in a semi-final tie this weekend.
Wigan travel to the Galpharm Stadium on Saturday July 14 (5.30pm) to take on the Rhinos in a repeat of last season’s Challenge Cup final and Gelling, who joined the Cup holders in the off-season, is confident that the Warriors can continue their good run of form against the Yorkshire club.
“We’ve had some good results against Leeds this season and hopefully we can get another one this weekend,” said Gelling. “But we know we can’t take anything for granted because they’ve shown in recent years that they’re a quality side.
“It would be great to get through to the final as the guys have all told me about last’s years game and I’d like to experience if for myself.
“We’ll be fully focused on this game as the approach to a Challenge Cup game is very different to Super League because there are no second chances and you have to be at the very top of your game on the day.
“The feel at training and the preparation is different when you know your next game is a Challenge Cup tie. Everyone is that bit more energised and excited and I think that shows in the matches and hopefully we can get the result we want.”
Tickets for the Carnegie Challenge Cup semi-final, Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors at The Galpharm Stadium on Saturday July 14 (5.30pm) cost from just £18 adult and £9 concession and can be purchased by calling the RFL Ticket office on 0844 856 1113 or visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk
Tickets for the 2012 Carnegie Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 25 cost from just £21 and are now on sale. Family tickets giving access to one of British sport’s most historic fixtures to two adults and two children are also available, priced £55 or £79.
To purchase tickets please call the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113 or visit www.carnegiechallengecup.co.uk/