Sheffield Tigers out to deprive Monarchs of crown

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Sheffield boss Jack Lee insists they have what it takes to dump Knockout Cup holders Edinburgh out of the competition at the first hurdle this week.

Tigers host the Armdale outfit at Owlerton on Thursday before travelling north of the border for the second leg 24 hours later.

Lee knows his side – still badly affected by the loss of Ty Proctor due to visa issues – will face a stern test against the Monarchs, who stormed to a clean sweep of honours in 2014.

However, he has called on the determined Tigers to build up an advantage of at least ten points on Thursday to enhance their chances of silverware.

“We want to try and win something, so we are desperate to try go all the way in the cup,” said Lee.

“It’s a tough first hurdle for us against Edinburgh, who won the competition last year, but hopefully we can all pull together and make it through.

“If we can show the same determination as against Peterborough last week I think we can come away with a decent lead.We need to make the most of our home advantage on Thursday. We need at least a ten point lead to take to their place on Friday, because Edinburgh are really good at home.”