WORLD Cup winner David Fa’alogo believes the Huddersfield Giants have what it takes to taste Wembley glory.
The fit-again former New Zealand Test back-row forward is determined to lead from the front as Huddersfield set out on the Challenge Cup trail at fellow Super League side Hull on Sunday (3.00).
The 31-year-old, who is getting back to his destructive best after undergoing pre-season back surgery, tasted World Cup glory with the Kiwis in 2008.
And he sees no reason why he can’t be celebrating again in 2012 as part of a Giants Challenge Cup-winning side.
“It’s a competition I know we can win,” said Fa’alogo, who produced a number of monster ‘hits’ in his side’s 22-4 home triumph over Hull on Monday as the Giants opened up a two-point gap at the top of the Super League table.
“We’ve made a great start to the season to go top, and it shows you’re a really good side if you can back up your league performances in the cup, which we’re definitely capable of doing.
“We’re getting better and we know we can mix it with the big sides.
“We tend to take each game as it comes and you don’t want to get too far ahead of yourself.
“But we’re enjoying ourselves at the moment and playing some good rugby.
“And we’d all love to do well in the Challenge Cup.
“Having been here a couple of seasons now, I know how big a competition it is and I want to go all the way in it.
“It’s a knockout situation, so both sides know it’s all or nothing.
“But we’re feeling full of confidence at the moment and fired-up to do well this weekend.”