LUKE ROBINSON reckons the Giants are desperate to return to Wembley and show they can compete on the biggest of rugby league stages.
The 25-year-old admits the pain of losing 25-16 to Warrington in last year’s Challenge Cup final still remains.
Huddersfield went into that match confident they could win the Challenge Cup for the first time since 1953.
But they under-performed on the day and, after beating Hull KR 40-12 to set up a final repeat against Warrington in the fifth round on the weekend of May 8 and 9, Robinson knows how much it would mean to get back to the capital – and win it this time!
“It’s no big secret to say we’re all itching to try and get back there and prove a point that we can go to big finals and win,” said Robinson.
“It was a massive disappointment to get to Wembley last season and play like we did.
“That took a great deal of the gloss off what we did in both competitions last year.
“We played some great rugby last season, and many thought we were the most entertaining team around.
“But we failed to show that in the final, and then failed to show that in the play-offs, and that hurt.
“We don’t want that to happen this year, too.”
Robinson and the Giants obviously face one of the toughest tests in the Cup in the fifth round with the home clash against Warrington.
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But Huddersfield’s new hooker – who has made the switch to accommodate scrum half Danny Brough – believes his side are looking well placed to mount another successful Cup challenge.
“There were signs with our first-half performance against Hull KR that things are starting to come together,” added Robinson.
“We’re starting to look a lot more fluent in attack, but we also know there’s still a lot more to come.”