Shaul: We wanted to get Wigan in final

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Hull FC full-back Jamie Shaul has said he wanted his side to face Wigan Warriors in this year’s Challenge Cup final, as the East Yorkshire club aim for revenge.

Hull were nilled on the Wembley stage against the Warriors in 2013 and Shaul’s men have a chance to put things right when the two sides meet once again under the arch of the national stadium.

Since that loss to Wigan, Hull have won at Wembley and their aim is to go back-to-back following last year’s superb win over Warrington Wolves.

“Looking back, 2013 was just a bad day at the office for us,” he told the Yorkshire Post.

“It wasn’t us that day. Not us at all.

“We wanted to get Wigan in the final again this time so it was good to see they won on Sunday.

“Hopefully, now we can go put a few wrongs right.”

Shaul also commented on Hull’s tendency to come up trumps in the high-pressure fixtures.

“For some reason we seem to step up in big games,” the full-back added.

“Marc Sneyd led from the front, we got on the back of his kicking game and he was exceptional.

“Fair credit to him. We’re ecstatic about getting there again and, hopefully, lifting it again.”