Crabtree believes "form not an issue" in Cup
Huddersfield Giant forward Eorl Crabtree believes the team's current league form will have no bearing on their upcoming Cup semi-final.
The two metre tall prop has dismissed claims that Huddersfield's 52-6 mauling at the hands of Castleford on Sunday will have an adverse effect on their performance in this weekend's Challenge Cup last-four clash against Warrington Wolves. "It doesn't matter how we got beat at the weekend," said Crabtree. "This is a different game, but we do need to find some form, and what better place than at a semi-final." The two sides met in the Cup in the 2009 Final and in the last-16 in 2010, with Warrington coming out on top on both occasions, but Crabtree and his fellow Giants will be looking to avenge those defeats in the meeting at the City of Salford Stadium. Huddersfield are looking to win the Challenge Cup for the first time since 1953, and coach Nathan Brown, who is departing for St Helens at the end of the season, will be looking to leave on a high note, as will captain Kevin Brown, who will be plying his trade for Widnes in 2013. The Wolves are aiming to lift the Cup for the third time in four years and will be looking to sweep aside the Giants to secure a place at Wembley. If the Giants can beat Warrington then they will feel confident of beating either Leeds or Wigan in the final, and it may just be the kick-start their season needs after a poor run of seven defeats in their last eight games.