Shaun Wane pleased as Wigan put in improved performance
Warriors run in three tries to beat Huddersfield at the DW Stadium
- Wane happy with Wigan’s defence after hard week at training
Shaun Wane said it was a good day at work for Wigan after they beat Huddersfield 18-4 at the DW Stadium.
The Giants crossed for the first try of the evening through Jermaine McGillvary, but tries from Anthony Gelling and Liam Farrell along with a last minute effort from Sam Tomkins saw the warriors take the win.
Speaking on the lead up to the game, Wane said: “It’s been a horrible week for everyone.
“The review last Saturday wasn’t a good one, so it was a tough week. It was what the players wanted because they weren’t happy, but I thought we reaped the benefits of it tonight. Huddersfield put quite a few plays on us tonight, but they never looked like breaking us.”
Wigan conceded in the 10th minute of the first half, but went on to keep Huddersfield to nil for the remainder of the match. Speaking on the defensive improvements, the Warriors Head Coach said: “We were miles better and we had a great attitude. Huddersfield have been beating teams regularly, scoring a lot of points and they have some good attacking players in their team, so for us to defend that way, it was great.”
On the tricky conditions, Wane said: “It wasn’t great out there, I went on the pitch before the match and it wasn’t good. We had around a 50% completion rate after 25 minutes, which normally I’d be quite disappointed with, but given the conditions I’ll be a bit more lenient about that. However, there were some cheap errors in there, I won’t be forgiving those.”
Overall, Wane was happy with his sides’ performance, saying: “I’m happy, it was a good day at work. Our attack looked good at times, and I think the score could have been even better if Budgie (Joe Burgess) could have got over the line a few times.”