GIANTS fans are being asked to share in a trip down a sporting Memory Lane.

They and some of the game’s top players are being urged to back a special project spurred on by the emotion of the Carnegie Challenge Cup.

That’s why, in its 113th year, Giants star Eorl Crabtree has agreed to become one of the three official faces of the 2010 Carnegie Challenge Cup marketing campaign.

He and Warrington Wolves and Wales scrum-half Lee Briers and Wigan and Great Britain star Martin Offiah, now a TV pundit on Sky Sports, will appear on a series of promotional posters focusing on the Carnegie.

For the fans, a new initiative from the Rugby Football League will enable them to share their favourite memories of the Challenge Cup.

Over the next five months, a giant flag measuring 20 metres by 13 metres will tour Rugby League grounds, including the Galpharm Stadium, where supporters can sign it and write down what the Carnegie Challenge Cup means for them.

The giant flag has been split into eight sections and will be reassembled for the first time on the hallowed turf at Wembley for the 2010 Carnegie Challenge Cup Final on Saturday August 28.

The event’s broadcast partner, the BBC, will launch the flag this Saturday at the televised fourth round tie between Hull RFC and Leeds Rhinos at the KC Stadium, where fans of both clubs will be the first to make their mark.

The Giants take on Hull KR on Sunday in the second of the weekend’s televised ties.

Details of where the flag can be found in the coming months will be posted on the official Carnegie Challenge Cup website,

Phil Williams, the Rugby Football League’s marketing manager, said: “The campaign is designed to showcase some of the emotions and experiences that are intertwined with the most important day for many Rugby League fans in one of the world’s best stadiums.

“The campaign embraces the diverse nature of Rugby League supporters; from the first experience of Wembley, to the elation of seeing your team lift the trophy and the fun that’s had along the way.”

Prop Eorl Crabtree has yet to taste success in a Challenge Cup Final, but the disappointment of losing out in both 2009 to Warrington at Wembley and 2006, when the Giants were beaten by St Helens at Twickenham, has been soothed by the sense of pride the Huddersfield-born forward feels in representing his home-town club.

Eorl said: “Playing in a Challenge Cup Final is the greatest experience that you could have as a player. The build up to it is fantastic.

“Wembley is a beautiful place and I enjoyed every moment of it. Walking out on the day in front of 70,000 people is something special.”