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Warrior aims to go out with bang

A WIGAN player since 2005, Pat Richards would love to end his time at the red and whites with a grand final win on Sunday morning.

Richards, who returns to Sydney club Wests Tigers next season, says it will be a fairytale if he can end his tenure with the north of England club in style when the Warriors take on Warrington in the season-decider at Old Trafford.

"It would mean a lot because I've been at the club for eight years and I've loved every minute of it," Ireland international Richards, 31, told BBC Sport.

"To go out on a high by winning the trophy in my last game would be a fairytale. We've got a lot of hard work to over the 80 minutes against a very good team and I'm sure it will be a great game."

If Shaun Wane's men do win in Manchester, they will become the first side since St Helens in 2006 to complete the Super League and Challenge Cup double.

"To get an opportunity to play my last game for Wigan on such a big stage, I'm very excited about that opportunity," Richards said.

"We're going to throw everything at them and leave with no regrets."



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