St Helens biggest favourites in Challenge Cup history, says Steve Price

Warrington coach Steve Price believes St Helens are the biggest favourites to win the Challenge Cup in the competition’s history.

The Wolves lost their fifth Super League game in a row on Friday night after going down to a 20-6 defeat at Wigan.

Warrington have won just two games out of their last eight matches in all competitions, and Price thinks his side are huge underdogs in the 888 online betting for next week’s Challenge Cup final against St Helens, who are top of Super League by 16 points.

Price said: “I’ve been in this situation before and I know what it takes to win big games.

“Form goes out of the window next week. I’ve got a squad of international players and a group of men who have made over 200 or 300 first-team appearances and know what it takes to win but it is going to have to take a really special performance against the best team in the competition in St Helens.

“They are the biggest favourites in Challenge Cup history and we will be the biggest underdogs so time will tell.

“We’ve had a couple of tough losses of late but we have still got a really strong belief in our group as I have as a coach and so have my coaching staff. We will go down to Wembley and give it a big shot.”

Price admitted that some his players might have had an eye on Wembley in their defeat at Wigan.

He added: “I’d like to think they didn’t.

“However, they are human beings and Wigan were playing in a different mindset as to what we were playing for. You’d like to think not but maybe they did.”

Blake Austin [ankle], Jack Hughes [ruptured testicle] and Josh Charnley [knee] are “recovering well” ahead of next Saturday but will be assessed further in the coming days.


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