Wane: We need to up our game to face Saints

Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane hopes to see a change in attitude from his players when they take to the field against St Helens on Good Friday.

The Super League Champions made it four league wins on the bounce against London Broncos on Friday, but Wane was less than impressed with what he witnessed.

The Warriors found themselves 10-0 down inside the first 10 minutes of the game at the DW Stadium. Although they managed to pull it back and led 16-10 at the break before winning 36-14, Wane was dissatisfied with the standard of the performance.

Wane said: “I was never nervous, a bit annoyed maybe, and I was upset wanting half-time to come so I could say my bit, but I wasn’t nervous. I thought we would always get the win, but they put in a very spirited performance and ran hard. I have watched all their games this season and that is the best they have played this year.

“We need to get used to the fact that people are going to come here and they will raise their game because they are playing against the double winners. That is what London did and I don’t think we were ready for it.

“We were worthy winners but there were parts of the first half I was really disappointed with. I know what it’s like as a player in these games and you need to show respect. If you don’t turn up with the right attitude you will get burned.”

Wigan make the short trip to Langtree Park on Friday when they take on fierce rivals St Helens, who have yet to lose a game in any competition this season.

“We’ll turn up and our attitude will be better,” promised Wane.

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