Nuuausala: Challenge Cup is bigger than Grand Final

Wigan Warriors forward Frank-Paul Nuuausala has fuelled the ‘which competition is bigger’ fire by saying the Challenge Cup is the pinnacle, in his opinion.

The front-rower has won two trophies in his short time with the Warriors, including last year’s victory over Warrington Wolves at Old Trafford, and the New Zealand international has a chance to make it a hat-trick.

Nuuausala signed for Wigan from Canberra Raiders and has settled in well at the DW Stadium and he admitted to not knowing much about the Challenge Cup before he came to the UK, but now he sees the prestigious trophy as the biggest.

“I know the Challenge Cup has a lot of prestige and history,” he told Wigan Today.

“To be honest, I didn’t know much about the Challenge Cup competition before I got here, but I think it’s the pinnacle.

“I think it’s bigger than the Grand Final, with the way people talk about it.”

Nuuausala also mentioned the importance of Wigan’s defence against a dangerous Hull FC side on Saturday.

“We know what we’re capable of,” said the prop.

“If we defend well, if we have the right attitude in defence, we win games.”