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Liam Farrell calls on his Wigan team-mates to ‘write our own history’ in the Challenge Cup

Liam Farrell calls on his Wigan team-mates to ‘write our own history’ as Warriors seek to end nine-year trophy drought in the Challenge Cup ahead of semi-final clash with St Helens

  • Wigan have won the Challenge Cup 19 times but last lifted the trophy in 2013
  • Forward Liam Farrell was part of the team that won at Wembley nine years ago
  • Warriors take on rivals St Helens in the Challenge Cup semi-final on Saturday

Liam Farrell has called on his Wigan team-mates to write their own chapter in the club’s history ahead of the Challenge Cup semi-final with rivals St Helens in Leeds.

The Warriors have won rugby league’s premier knockout competition a record 19 times but last lifted the famous trophy in 2013.

‘The fans expect a lot, they’ve got high expectations and want to win trophies, and we’ve not delivered that for a few years,’ said Farrell, who was part of the team that won at Wembley nine years ago, having also triumphed in 2011.

Liam Farrell (right) was in the Wigan team that won the Challenge Cup nine years ago

The Warriors have won the competition a record 19 times but last lifted the famous trophy in 2013

The Warriors have won the competition a record 19 times but last lifted the famous trophy in 2013

‘We’re disappointed and we want to put that right. We’ve got our own group and we want to write our own history.’

St Helens, who are checking on the fitness of stand-off Jonny Lomax, won the Challenge Cup and Super League double last season and top the table after beating second-placed Wigan on Good Friday.

‘They have been the dominant team for the last few years, so we know that we have to give our best performance of the year to win,’ added Farrell.

In a triple-header at Elland Road, Huddersfield Giants take on Hull KR in the second men’s semi-final, with Leeds Rhinos facing St Helens in the Women’s Challenge Cup final at midday.

Their semi-final opponents St Helens won the Challenge Cup and Super League double last season

Their semi-final opponents St Helens won the Challenge Cup and Super League double last season

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