Gene’s team travel south to Yorkshire to play the Rams in the fourth round, and the PNG legend believes his men have a chance of victory, against a team he respects.
“We are very much looking forward to the clash, we’ll be having a look at Dewsbury and working hard in the week up to the game,” he said.
“Dewsbury have class all over the park, it is going to be a huge challenge for us. It will be a good test but it’s the Challenge Cup and anything can happen.”
The Geordie outfit head into the game feeling confident after a weekend win over York in the League One Cup.
“I was very pleased with our performance against York on Sunday, they are a class team with some former Super League players so I thought we did really well,” said Gene.
“We are a different team to last season and I believe we are capable of progressing in this competition, it would mean a lot to us to get through to the next round.
“The Challenge Cup is a chance for all teams of all different levels to have a crack. It is a competition that means a lot to me and I know that it would mean a lot to the club to progress.”