George hoping for Giant stride
Huddersfield winger Luke George is hoping he can play a part in turning the Giants’ recent fortunes upside down by defeating Warrington Wolves in a Carnegie Challenge Cup semi-final tie at Salford City Stadium on Sunday July 15 (5.30pm).
The Giants have been in a poor run of form recently losing four of their past five league fixtures but George, who joined from neighbours Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the off-season, believes this weekend is the perfect opportunity to reverse that and get back to winning ways.
“Preparation is going very well at the minute,” said George. “We’re focusing on the things that didn’t go so well for us in the past few weeks and we need to make sure we’re fully prepared defensively and ready for the game.
“Things haven’t been going our way recently but that’s one of those things that happens to every team at some point. We just have to stay switched on and turn it around. We need to come together as a team and work hard to get through this period and get back to winning ways.
“Stepping out for a semi-final is going to be one of those moments that you have to stop and take in and a great occasion for everyone involved and it’s the perfect time for us to get back to winning ways .”
The Wolves triumphed when the sides met in the Cup showpiece in 2009 but George is hoping that will have no bearing come Sunday as he seeks to make a debut appearance at Wembley Stadium.
“It’s everyone’s dream to get to a Challenge Cup final and we’re only 80 minutes away from achieving that,” he said. “We can’t get ahead of ourselves though as it’s going to be a very tough 80 minutes.
“There’s no point talking about the final in 2009 because it’s a different scenario now and they’re standing in the way of us playing in a final this time.
“We know how good they can be but we are a good side when we play to our best as well. They’re a great side up near the top of the league and we’re going to have to be at the top of our game to come through and hopefully that’s what we’ll do.”
Tickets for the Carnegie Challenge Cup semi-final, Huddersfield Giants v Warrington Wolves at the City of Salford Stadium on Sunday July 15 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/