Podcast: Eorl Crabtree dissects Challenge Cup final & predicts successful Huddersfield future

Eorl Crabtree podcast

Former Huddersfield and England forward Eorl Crabtree is this week’s guest on the Love Rugby League podcast.

Joining host George Riley, Crabtree dissects Huddersfield’s heartbreaking defeat to Wigan in the Challenge Cup final on Saturday.

Only a Liam Marshall try in the 76th minute prevented the Giants from listing the prestigious cup for the first time in 69 years. With a 16-14 scoreline, Matt Peet lifted his first major trophy in his debut year in charge of the Warriors at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Crabtree, a one-club man, also looks at the future for Ian Watson’s side in this week’s Love Rugby League Podcast.

OPINION: Challenge Cup to stay at Tottenham or time to relocate up north? 

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Crabtree, now 39, made his debut with Huddersfield in 2000, going on to make more than 400 appearances for the Giants up until 2016.

The towering prop forward won 14 caps for England as well as appearing in two Challenge Cup finals for Huddersfield.

He also won the League Leaders’ Shield in 2013 and was named at prop in the Super League Dream Team in 2014.

Crabtree retired in 2016 at the age of 34 and took up an ambassadorial role with the club. 

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About Josh McAllister 1705 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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