King: We’ll be back

Back-rower George King says Warrington are devastated to have lost at Wembley but has declared they will be back fighting hard to get to Old Trafford.

King was playing in his first Challenge Cup final.

The forward said it is devastating to have go so close to a victory but to walk away empty-handed.

“We knew the challenges we were facing against a really good Hull side,” he told Love Rugby League.

“We probably did have the game under control and we let them back into it.

“We did have our glimpses right at the end and sometimes games are won by a matter of inches. It was just one of them things.

“Well done to Hull and their fans and our fans for turning it out and making it a really special occasion.

“On a personal side it has been a real honour representing Warrington and this being my first Challenge Cup, going so close.”

It was a bittersweet Saturday for King with the forward and his younger brother Toby in Warrington’s 17,

“It’s been a really good week for both ourselves and the King family,” he said.

“Everyone’s got behind us, nearly all of Huddersfield. I’ve had tweets from all over wishing you good luck. But it’s not to be today.

“I’ll take an appearance but I’d rather have the win any day of the week, that’s for sure.”

King said the Wire will put the disappointment of Wembley behind them to focus on Super League again.

“We’ll just recuperate from this,” he said.

“Give us 24 hours and our focus will be back on winning the league and hopefully representing the club in a grand final.

“There’s some good quality sides in Super League. We’ll be facing Hull again it looks like, especially in the Super 8s, so we’ll be back.”

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