Lee Gilmour knows he can win a sixth Challenge Cup winners’ medal with Huddersfield Giants
BATTLED-HARDENED Challenge Cup campaigner Lee Gilmour believes he can win a sixth winners’ medal with the Giants.
The 33-year-old former Great Britain forward yesterday helped his side reach the quarter-final of rugby league’s most famous knockout competition with a 52-0 home triumph over Swinton Lions.
Huddersfield join the likes of Wigan, Leeds, St Helens and Warrington in tomorrow’s last-eight draw, which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live at 8.20 tomorrow morning.
But Gilmour knows the Giants have the quality to go all the way and help him savour even more individual Challenge Cup success.
“I’ve been lucky enough to win the Challenge Cup five times, and I’d love to make it six with the Giants!” said Gilmour, who has won the final in the colours of St Helens and Bradford Bulls.
“And I know we can do it.
“Obviously, when it comes to the Cup, it’s important you take it one step at a time. You can’t afford to get too carried away.
“But what I do know for sure is that we’d be happy to play anyone at the Galpharm.
“We’re playing with a great deal of confidence, and with the quality we’ve got in the squad we know we’re capable of beating anyone.”
Gilmour scored one of his side’s nine tries in the win over the Lions and felt it was a good, professional performance. “We got the job done, and did what was required. We’ve got to be happy with that.”