Salford Red Devils winger Rhys Williams expected nothing less than for the Club to make it back-to-back major final appearances this season, and now points out the next hurdle is bringing home the silverware next time.
Saturday saw Salford play in their first Coral Challenge Cup Final since 1969, as they were edged out 17-16 in the Wembley clash.
Williams has made it clear that although reaching two major finals in 12 months is a substantial achievement, winning is the ultimate goal in the Salford camp.
“It’s great that we’re in that position now, where we’re fighting for titles and that’s the way it should be,” said Williams.
“That’s certainly where we want to be. We want to be challenging every game.
“Two finals in two years, but that’s not enough – we want to win finals.”
Despite the result on the day, Williams will take with him a memorable 90 metre try on Wembley soil – arguably to be regarded as one of the best final tries in the history of the Coral Challenge Cup.
“My job was just to put my foot down and get over the line and get us back into that arm wrestle,” Williams added.
“I was more worried to try and get under the posts to make the kick a bit easier for Krissy (Krisnan Inu).
“It’s obviously nice to get over at Wembley as well in a final, it was a good feeling.”
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With the recent announcement of the partnership between Salford Red Devils and Wales Rugby League, the country’s all-time record scorer Williams is an example of the talent Wales can bring to the Betfred Super League, and there is hope that the new link up can provide a fresh wave of talented young Dragons to the AJ Bell Stadium.
Speaking on linking up with the national team, Williams said: “I think the more we’ve got Super League standard players in our team playing well, it’s only going to benefit the team.
“There’s been a good core group of us now at Wales where we’re playing at a high standard, which is great for Wales.”