Shaun Wane on Wigan’s 16-10 Easter Monday win over Wakefield
Warriors edge out Trinity in tight affair
- Wane says Wigan were way off their best but just happy to get the win
Wigan Warriors Head Coach Shaun Wane said he was happy to just get the win after admitting his side were ‘way off’ their best in the Easter Monday win at Wakefield.
On the game:
It was a tough one last year but there were circumstances which led to that. We’re glad to get back here and put things right a little bit, I thought we were way off with our performance today but it’s a tough place to come so I’m just glad to get the two points.
On the performance:
I’ll gave them some leeway (with it being Easter) not at half-time though, we were at 50% completion so I told them that, there’s no way you can win a game on Easter Monday completing at just 50%.
I thought we fixed that in the second-half and attacked a bit better. I thought we defended our line well, they came at us and we showed some toughness.
On the Easter weekend and two games in four days:
“The Easter period is tough for the players and for the staff, we don’t get much sleep as staff but I enjoy it. I like the tradition of it. We’re careful with the players and we’ll give them a few days off now and have a session on Thursday. There’s things we need to fix but we don’t have much time this week.”
Updating on injuries:
“Joel (Tomkins) said he felt ok at half-time but tried to run again in the second-half and felt his leg again so he wasn’t worth risking. Willie Isa badly wanted to play today but he a bit of a back problem. He’ll be ok and hopefully we’ll have him for Catalans next week. I’m hopeful of having Lewis Tierney back too.”