23rd August 2012, 15:36
ACE BRIERS IN WOLVES' WEMBLEY SQUAD
Welsh legend in line to repeat his Lance Todd Trophy-winning performance on Saturday
By Gary Baker
WELSH international legend Lee Briers will be hoping that history repeats itself on Saturday and he is able to lead Warrington Wolves to a Challenge Cup final victory over Leeds Rhinos at Wembley.
The 34-year-old half-back won the Lance Todd Trophy for a Man of the Match performance in Warrington's thumping 30-6 win over the Yorkshiremen two years ago.
But, while clubmate and fellow Wales international Rhys Williams accepts that 23-times capped Briers is a lynchpin towards an eight Challenge Cup triumph in the club's history, it is not a one-man team.
Williams, who could himself be named in head coach Iestyn Harris' squad for the Autumn Tri-Nations Test matches with France and England in two monhs, said: "Lee is a great player but everything is not really only on his shoulders.
"We have a good squad and everyone is pretty excited by the trip to Wembley because we have been there and done it before."
Williams has also highlighted Rob Burrow, who is in the Leeds squad in place of former Crusaders ace Weller Hauraki for the match, as a key opponent.
"Obviously Burrow is a hard man to tackle and he has a good offload. Jamie Peacock is also another we will have to tie-up and stop."
Adrian Morley captains Warrington at Wembley, while Kevin Sinfield is the Leeds Rhinos' skipper.