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, speaking after the game, Wane admitted it was a point lost rather than a point gained, and pointed the finger at his side’s completion rate as a major disappointment from the game.
It was a point lost. I never saw that performance coming as we’ve been training really well but we don’t seem to handle a week off,” Wane said.
“We were up against a team playing desperately to get into the top eight and Chris has done a real good job so it was always going to be tough.
“But I’m disappointed with our completion rate of 64% – our skill level was not good enough for a Wigan performance. We didn’t play anywhere near our standards, perhaps we’ll do something different in the next week off.”