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L’Estrange backing Bradford to tame Wolves
11:04am Thursday 26th April 2012 in Wolves news
BRADFORD Bulls returning hooker Heath L'Estrange says the camp is feeling highly motivated for Challenge Cup progress at Warrington Wolves' expense.
The Bradford co-captain believes the Bulls have what it takes to end Warrington’s Wembley dream when the two Super League rivals go head to head at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on Saturday, kick off 2.40pm.
Despite their well-documented off-field troubles, the Bulls have been in good form in recent weeks and L’Estrange is relishing the chance to return to action on Saturday, having been suspended for the last two weeks.
“I’m really excited about the game, especially after missing our last Cup victory over Doncaster two weeks ago,” said L’Estrange.
“We had a hiccup last weekend (losing at home to Huddersfield) but all in all we have been playing well and have had some good form recently.
“It has been tough with everything that’s been going on with the club but we have all pulled together, the players, the club and the fans and the mood in camp is positive.
“We know it will be tough against Warrington, they’re a quality team but playing in the Challenge Cup is a really motivating experience and we know anything can happen on the day. Hopefully we’ll get the win and take good form into the next few weeks of the Super League as well.”
L’Estrange is confident that the Bradford fans will turn out in force at Warrington to cheer the Bulls on as they aim to reach the quarter finals and he says there would be no better way to repay their faith than by delivering on the pitch.
“We always take a good travelling crowd with us and I have no doubt that they will be there on Saturday which always helps.
“I would love to get to Wembley on a personal level because as a little boy back in Australia I used to get up and watch the Challenge Cup final, but it would also be great for the fans because following your team to the final is a dream and it would be a great way to repay the fans.
“As co-captain I will do my part on the pitch to help ensure we progress because it would be massive for the club and the fans if we got to the quarter finals, it would be a real boost.”
Tickets for the Carnegie Challenge Cup fifth round tie are available from Wolves' club shop at the stadium, 08448 11 11 76, or at WolfWare Online.
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.