1:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014
By Alex Bysouth
TONY Smith wants his young guns to create their own history but understands they can draw on the experiences of the Challenge Cup winners in Wolves’ squad.
Wolves head into the quarter-final at Odsal knowing the last time they beat Bradford Bulls in this competition they went on to lift the trophy.
The last-eight tie is also a re-run of this stage in 2009 and Smith knows a win on Sunday would put Wolves on the brink of a fourth title in his tenure.
“There are a fair number of players in our squad that have been involved in cup games in the past and I’m sure they draw on those experiences,” said Wolves’ head of coaching and rugby.
“We’re a different team to what we have been in the past so you’ve got to concentrate on what you’re doing this week, it’s about what’s in front of you not what’s behind you.
“But having experience in those pressure games always helps. They feed off the experienced players, those who have been there and done that and how they go about their game rubs off on the younger players.
“They come in and want to become part of something special for what’s to come, all those that have been there before they want more of it.
“They have tasted success and they want to continue tasting some of that success and there’s a great opportunity to play well on Sunday and if we do that there’s a great chance.”
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