Wane on Wollongong Win

Wane on Wollongong Win

  • Shaun Wane on Wigan’s historic win over Hull FC in Wollongong

  • Wigan run in four tries to beat Lee Radford’s side 24-10

  • Wane urges Wigan to be more clinical in final third

Wigan Head Coach, Shaun Wane, said he was happy with the win but said his side needs to be more clinical after they beat Hull 24-10 in the first ever Super League game outside of Europe.

On the game:

“It was too close and I think had we been ruthless then there could have been a lot more points between us. That’s what we need to look at. I’m happy to get the win, to travel all this way and get the two points, but the way we attacked in that final third wasn’t good enough.

“We scored a try then dropped the ball from the kick-off then two players run into each other. We were slack but the positive thing is it things that we can fix that and we will. When we’re ruthless in both attack and defence then we’re going to be a hard team to beat.”

Asked if the Australian fans had seen the best of Wigan?

“I think we could have played better, our game management could have been better. I think the fans saw some good things, we were a lot better than when we came over here to play against the Roosters (2014 World Club Challenge). Now we’re going to work hard and make sure we put on a decent game against South Sydney.”

On Wollongong, where Wigan created history as they hosted Hull:

“I’ve been really impressed. I’ve been really touched by the way people have looked after us and all the staff and players have too. The welcome we’ve had has been fantastic.

“It’s been great to catch up with Madge (Michael Maguire) and Brett (Kenny), I’ve seen Paddy (Richards) and Piggy (Mark Riddell) too.”

On the bumper crowd that turned out for the game:

“For the fans that can afford to come over here it’s fantastic in this heat and in a country that loves sport. It’s a great spectacle, I just hope that next time we come over we can get more fans over here and we can fill the ground.”

On next week’s game against South Sydney Rabbitohs:

“We won’t be treating it as an exhibition game, we want to win both games on this tour. There’ll be a good crowd on there (at ANZ Stadium) next week and we want to put on a good show. We’ve come through today well and will get stuck into training again early next week.”

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