Challenge Cup: Adrian Morley says Warrington experience is vital

Challenge Cup semi-final: Hull FC v Warrington Wolves

  • Venue: John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
  • Date: Sunday, 28 July
  • Kick-off: 18:00 BST

Coverage: Live on BBC Two (17:45-20:00), BBC Sport website and BBC local radio

Warrington captain Adrian Morley hopes the Wire's previous experience of Challenge Cup success will help them clinch a return to Wembley.

They face Hull FC for a place in the final on 24 August, having won the trophy in three of the last four years.

Veteran Morley told BBC North West Tonight he will relish the occasion.

"I love playing in these big games because I miss being nervous. When I was younger, before every game I used to get the nerves," he said.

"As you get older and more experienced, that goes out of the window. I do enjoy them when they come around."

The 36-year-old, four times a Challenge Cup winner, is expected to feature in his seventh semi-final.

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His first came with Leeds in 1996, ironically at Huddersfield's John Smith's Stadium - the venue for Sunday's last-four tie against Hull.

"I've been very fortunate to have won more [semi-finals] than I've lost," added prop Morley, who will leave Warrington at the end of the season to join Salford.

"To lose a semi-final is pretty heartbreaking. The first two I played in, I lost, and I thought I'd never make it to Wembley but I eventually got there."

The Wire have won their last eight matches in all competitions, with their last defeat coming against the Black and Whites at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in May.

Hull, meanwhile, have faltered since then and have lost their last five games in Super League.

"If you look at our position in the table and the experience we've had in this competition over the past few years, I think we will be favourites in the bookies' eyes," said Morley.

"However, there's so much at stake and Hull have got a fantastic side. They're a team of big-game players.

"League form goes out of the window. It's whoever gets it right on the night."