Ferres excited by Challenge Cup tie with Giants

Brett Ferres has already expresssed his excitement at Leeds Rhinos being drawn against his former club Huddersfield Giants in the Challenge Cup sixth round. 

Ferres is a new signing at Headingley after moving from the Giants to Leeds in the off-season after spending three years at the John Smith’s stadium. 

With the sides now drawn against each other in the Challenge Cup, the 30 year-old is already looking forward to the clash. 

“We listened to the draw on the radio and when it came through the phone went a few times,” Ferres told Leeds’ official website.

“Obviously with playing there last year and what’s gone on, it’s exciting and obviously I’m looking forward to it and really relishing the opportunity of playing against Huddersfield.

“It’ll be strange going back and then doubling up to go again the following week. But I enjoy playing there, it’s a great stadium, a fantastic pitch and facilities so it’s somewhere I do enjoy playing. Hopefully we get a good following from the Leeds fans like we do every week and create a good atmosphere there.”

With the Rhinos just four games away from retaining the Challenge Cup, Ferres has said that this competition offers the chance to really get their season going after a slow start to Super League.

“It’s a fresh competition so we’re going there with a shorter mindset and look towards a different sort of game,” he said.

“It’s been a tough opening start for both teams and hopefully both are looking forward to kicking on their seasons now. 

With just three games seperating the Rhinos from Wembley once more, Ferres says this game and competition are exactly the reason he made the move to Leeds in the summer, to compete for honours at the top.

“That’s the reason that I signed for Leeds, I want to win big trophies and win those big games,” he said.

“That was one of the reasons that I came here, to do that, and hopefully I can get the opportunity to do just that.”  


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