Jai Field eager to make the most of his first Challenge Cup final at Spurs

Jai Field Wigan Warriors Challenge Cup

Wigan full-back Jai Field says he loves the knockout style of the Challenge Cup competition, and is excited to play in his first Cup final this weekend.

The Warriors will aim to lift the Challenge Cup for the first time since 2013 when they take on Huddersfield at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday.

Field said: “It is a big occasion. It is my first Challenge Cup campaign and we’ve been lucky enough to make the final so I’m looking forward to getting out there and enjoying it.

“It is such a big competition. There is no knockout competition like this at all in Australia so you soon realise once you get into this country how big of a competition it is for the players. I’m definitely looking forward to it.

“It has been really enjoyable. The uniqueness of it and the build up of each game is like nothing I’ve done before in Australia so it has been good.

“It has gone away from Wembley for one year and we are lucky enough to play in that game so it is nice to play there (at Spurs).

“I’ve seen a few photos of them putting the goalposts up so I’m excited to get out there.”

Jai Field the coffee connoisseur

The 24-year-old Australian has lived in Manchester since moving to England ahead of the 2021 campaign.

Field says he loves the city life and is on the search for the best coffee in his area.

He added: “I’d probably say Foundation Coffee House, it is up in the Northern Quarter and it is probably the best I’d say. If you are ever around town, then I’d check it out.

“I normally go to Federal Cafe Bar and there is a new one that has opened on Chapel St called Procaffeinated. It is pretty good in there.

“I’m from Wollongong in Australia and there is always atmosphere and something to do there so it keeps me sane getting amongst the city which is pleasing.”

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