Hughes eager to take second chance

Three years Jack Hughes was 18th man as Wigan defeated Hull FC in the Challenge Cup final. Now the Warrington forward is ready to make his Wembley debut against the same opponent.

In 2013 Hughes watched from the bench as the Warriors prevailed 16-0 in London. A Wigan junior, the back-rower spent five years at the club before joining the Wire this year.

The 24-year old has been named in Warrington’s 19-man squad for Saturday’s game and is expected to make the cut for the matchday 17.

“I’m looking forward to it, I was involved last time with Wigan but I didn’t get to play,” he said.

“I got the whole experience of going down there and doing the training session on the Friday and warming up everything apart from actually playing on the pitch.

“So I’ve gone one step further this time and hopefully I’m going to get my chance and go out there and give it my best.”

Hughes has been in fine since swapping the DW Stadium for the Halliwell Jones.

The second-rower has scored four tries in 21 appearances in 2016, busting 20 tackles and setting up six tries.He

Hughes know the Wire will have to be at their best to knock off a Hull FC side on top of Super League.

“It’s definitely going to be a big one, two consistent teams who are up there,” he said.

“It’s our job to make sure we’re right and make it the big game that everyone’s expecting.”

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