Noble Reflects On Another Great Night

Wigan Warriors progressed another step further towards a Grand Final spot with an 18-21 win at Hull FC on Saturday night.

The Warriors will now travel to Leeds next Friday in a Final Eliminator and are just 80 minutes away from a spot at Old Trafford against St Helens.

Despite two fantastic wins in a week at Bradford and Hull, Head Coach Brian Noble admits there is still some work to be done yet,

"We still have two games to go and we understand the measure of the task we face next week. We are showing the right kind of ingredients in relation to desire and effort, we will just need to be a bit smarter next week."

On the match up against Hull which wasn't decided until the final hooter, Brian added,

"How good is this competiton, credit to Hull, they tried to find a way to win it in the last 10 minutes and we tried to close the game down too early, that's another lesson for our young blokes. They nearly snatched it. I think Harrison Hansen came across with a superb tackle on Richard Horne. It shows the team is together but we recognise we still need to be a bit better in some parts of our game. We watched St Helens and Leeds and we recognise what a good team we will face next week.

"We knew this game at Hull would be tough, they are a durable team and they stuck at it. It was a big challenge and we knew it would be. We had to patient and at times I thought we lacked some patience."

On some injuries to players, Brian added,

"We didn't have Paleaaesina to use, he went off and hopefully he will be OK for next week, we did it with 16 players. We think Mark Calderwood will also be OK, he just turned his ankle and with both out we hung in there.

"We need to manage our energy this week so we are ready for another 80 minutes, it could be even longer."

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