Chris Hill wants Warrington Wolves newcomers to taste Wembley

Chris Hill and Stefan Ratchford celebrate at Wembley in 2012

Chris Hill and Stefan Ratchford celebrate at Wembley in 2012

First published in Wolves by , Sports reporter

CHRIS Hill is determined to give the newcomers in the Warrington Wolves squad a taste of Wembley.

The 26-year-old knows how big the prize is at the end of Saturday’s clash with Leeds Rhinos, having experienced the highs and lows of a Challenge Cup semi final.

And as a former Championship player who tasted success during his first season with Wolves in 2012, Hill also wants to see the likes of Anthony England living the dream at Wembley.

“They’ll want it more than anyone,” he said. “People like Anthony England and a few of the younger lads, who probably watched it on TV for how many years, want to be part of it.

“That’s what they want and we want to be walking out there with them representing Warrington.

“It’s massive, the prize at the end of it is outstanding and that’s what you want to do as a kid growing up watching the Challenge Cup final, it’s something you always want to be there.

“Losing in a semi when you’re one step away from Wembley is pretty devastating, but on the other hand you win and you know you’re at Wembley a couple of weeks later, it’s a great feeling.”

Hills also believes Tony Smith’s side will need to be on top form to beat Leeds this weekend and has not paid any attention to previous results.

“It’s just a one off game at the end of the day, knock-out, it’s totally different to Super League and a great competition,” he added.

“You’ve got 80 minutes and the prize at the end of it is what we have to think of. No matter who’s won in the league, who’s won in the past games, it’s about our ‘A’ game this week.”

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