TRL TV: Wane says Wigan were dumb

Wigan coach Shaun Wane says his team were “dumb” with the ball against Hull KR but is not concerned by their first defeat of the Super League season. Hull KR railed late to edge the Warriors yesterday by two points, eight days after they were pipped 14-12 in extra-time in the World Club Series against Brisbane Broncos. Wigan drew with…

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Wigan Warriors not good enough, says Wane

Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane insisted he didn’t see that kind of performance coming from his side, as a late, late Josh Charnley try spared the Warriors blushes against Hull Kingston Rovers. Charnley’s try right on the hooter ensured the Warriors left East Hull with a point, as Matty Smith’s missed conversion meant it finished 14-14 on Thursday night. And,…

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Wigan Warriors and Salford in “different leagues”

Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane has claimed his club and ambitious Salford Red Devils are in “different leagues” when it comes to the marquee player ruling, insisting his job is to bring through youth, as opposed to spending money. Koukash is keen to bring in a ruling where clubs can have one player that is exempt from the salary cap,…

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Wigan Warriors’ big hitters to make it tonight

Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane has confirmed Matty Bowen, Josh Charnley and Sam Powell will all be fit to play tonight against St Helens, as his injury situation begins to ease off somewhat. Bowen missed out last week, after suffering with a leg problem. But he is fit to take his place in Shaun Wane’s provisional line-up – providing there…

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Wigan Warriors could give more debuts out on Friday

The production line at Wigan Warriors is set to churn out yet more debutants for the club against St Helens on Friday, with injuries and suspensions taking their toll on Shaun Wane’s squad. With Blake Green and Ryan Hampshire two half-backs already ruled out through injury, youngster Sam Powell may not be fit to make the clash, due to a…

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The best team won, says Wigan Warriors coach

Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane claimed that the best side won Thursday night’s clash against Huddersfield, and admitted although his young side were good enough to win the game, they lacked the ‘toughness’ to get the job done. The Warriors boss quickly rebuffed claims that the clash – which Wigan lost 31-22 – was a game too far for…

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Wigan Warriors to welcome back stars for cup tie

Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane has revealed that he is hopeful of welcoming back a quartet of top stars for next weekend’s Challenge Cup tie against Castleford Tigers, as his horrific injury situation begins to ease. Sean O’Loughlin and Matty Bowen both return from injury without any ill-effects during the Warriors’ disappointing loss to Huddersfield on Thursday night but, speaking…

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Leeds Rhinos are team to beat, says Shaun Wane

Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane believes that tonight’s opponents Leeds Rhinos are ‘perfect’ – or at least their performance last weekend was. The Rhinos were superb in dumping St Helens out of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup with a resounding 32-12 victory at Headingley Carnegie last Saturday. That leaves them still on track for success on all fronts, and Wane…

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We are underdogs against St Helens, says Wigan boss

Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane has emphatically claimed that side are the underdogs when it comes to tomorrow’s hugely anticipated clash against St Helens, insisting that his side are “under the pump” when it comes to the game. With the Saints still unbeaten in 2014, Wane knows his side have a tough ask to end that 100 percent record…

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Could Sean O’Loughlin be a future Wigan coach?

Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane has revealed that captain Sean O’Loughlin is being moulded in a future head coach at the club. With speculation still feverous over Wane’s link with the vacant New Zealand Warriors job, Wane has claimed that O’Loughlin has all the tools to be the boss one day, as Wigan look to prepare for the future in…

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