More Than Effort Required

More Than Effort Required

  • Wigan Warriors Head Coach Shau Wane praises team but wants more

  • Wigan lose 26-18 to Leeds at Headingley Carnegie Stadium

  • Warriors boss updates fans on Oliver Gildart

Wigan Warriors Head Coach Shaun Wane praised his side’s effort but said they need more ‘smarts’ if they’re to get back to winning ways following a 26-18 loss to Leeds.

On his team’s effort.

“I’ve got a lot of young kids who give everything and put in a load of effort but at this level effort isn’t enough, you need smarts and we lacked a bit of that. 54% Second-half completion killed us.

“It was a good effort. If we lacked effort then I’m gone but we’ll always come up with a good effort.

“We didn’t ask enough questions and there was times when we could have got them. We need to be better, quicker.”

On the injuries and team he put out today.

I expected a win today, there’s no excuse from us at all. I put 17 players out there today that could have won that game and we didn’t, it was our own fault and the players are devastated. I’m devastated.

On Oliver Gildart who failed to return after the referee sent Brett Ferres to the sin bin for a dangerous tackle.

“I’ll let the RFL sort that, Oli’s not so good. He couldn’t breathe, he had to go back out because if he doesn’t then he’s ruled out for the (rest of the) game so we had to put him back on but he couldn’t play on.”

On Wigan’s halves and hooker.

“George scored a couple of good tries but we need better stuff off him, it’s the same with Sam Powell and Tommy (Leuluai) we need to be better. We were up against a confident Leeds team, they’ve won their last three and are flying and we just couldn’t match them.

“If we’re smarter then we’ve a chance against Cas. I won’t sleep tonight, when I show the players the clips from this game in the morning they’ll be shocked at the chances we had.”

Wane confirmed that Liam Farrell (calf) was a late omission but hoped that the England second-rower could return next week.

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