But if that’s not enough motivation, Eastmond only has to ring up his agent for an uplifting chat – Challenge Cup legend Martin Offiah, the former Wigan winger who is immortalised at Wembley with a bar named after him for his famous length of the field try against Leeds.
The accomplishments of Offiah and Long are things Eastmond can only dream about at the moment – but they are dreams that he is determined to try and emulate.
“To pick up the man of the match trophy in a Challenge Cup final three times is just unbelievable.
“As for Martin, well he’s another of the all-times greats. I’ve seen that try he scored against Leeds and I just thought Wow!’ because it was that awesome.
“It would be great to achieve what they have done but I know I’ve still got a lot to learn and must take things step by step.
“To play at Wembley is definitely a dream though. Every kid in every sport grows up dreaming of playing at Wembley.”
Eastmond played in Saints’ defeat to Huddersfield in last year’s semi-final and is determined to go one better this year.
But he is wary of letting his daydreams get ahead of him with giant-killers Barrow lying in wait. The Co-operative Championship title holders knocked out Castleford Tigers in the fourth round and Eastmond knows they will be gunning for another huge scalp.
He added: “They have got some good players and we will be treating this like every other game and giving them the respect they deserve.
“This is a huge game for them and they will want to knock us over, knowing that anything can happen in knockout competitions.”