UNDERBANK coach Richard Knight has pledged to bring rugby league silverware back to Huddersfield after receiving big backing from the Super League Giants.
Knight’s side take on Yorkshire rivals Bramley Buffaloes in the Conference National Grand Final at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium tomorrow (12.30).
Rangers are confident of celebrating their 125th anniversary to by winning the trophy for the first time, with Knight delighted the town’s professional club is giving their bid for glory their full backing.
“It’s fantastic the Giants are getting behind us and we really do appreciate their support,” said Knight, who played for the Giants Academy earlier in his career.
“Hopefully, their fans will come and support a fellow Huddersfield club in a final, and they can help inspire us to a victory we all know we are capable of achieving.”
The Giants’ backing for Rangers’ big day was led by managing director Richard Thewlis, who is looking forward to see the Holmfirth-based side lifting the trophy.
“It is wonderful to see a local team in a prestige showpiece final and the day as a whole at the Halliwell Jones with the national league finals as well is a super one.
“The stadium holds very happy Huddersfield memories this yearŠ as that was obviously the venue of the Giants famous Challenge Cup semi-final win over St Helens, and Underbank are deserving of our support.
“We often talk about pride in our town’s achievements and the need for us all to get behind each other, and this dayŠ is a great example of that.
“It’s a historic year for Underbank already with their 125-year anniversary and I sincerely hope they celebrate it in Šstyle with a final win tomorrow.
“I believe tickets can be bought on the day Šand will be readily available, so I would say to anyone who wants a real fun afternoon of rugby that Warrington is the place to be tomorrow.
“Underbank travel with our very best wishes for the big game.”
As well as Bank’s game, Keighley face Oldham and Halifax take on Barrow in the other Grand Finals.