Wigan moved six points clear at the top of the engage Super League with just three rounds of the regular season remaining following a 12-26 win at fourth placed Leeds Rhinos on Friday night.
Wigan fully deserved the two points and a significant night with the Warriors just about wrapping up the League Leaders Shield with the victory.
In Michael Maguires absence for compassionate family reasons Shaun Wane again took charge and he made it two wins from two games.
Speaking afterwards Shaun said,
"I am very pleased this is a tough place to come and get a win. I thought we showed alot of character. Our defence could have been better but I thought we showed alot of guts and determination to grind out a win, I'm really proud of the boys.
"They scored 12 points so I'm not happy about that, I am a perfectionist and we will go through the video of that on Monday.
"At half time I told the boys I wasn't happy with our contact and the way we defended our line speed, I was just letting them know and I made sure they understood."
Asked whether he had spoken to Michael straight after the final hooter as he had at Hull last week, Shaun said,
"Yes, as soon as I walked into the changing room he was on the phone, he had been watching the game in Australia, he's a very proud man, he was asking if he needed to come back, of course he does he is a great man. I have enjoyed these two games, it has been sad the circumstances, but I will be glad to see Madge back next week and we can get back to normal.
"These two wins have been for Michael, the players wore black arm bands tonight in respect of his Dad, he hated not being here but he had to do the right thing."