Wane praises Wigan defence in victory

Wigan head coach Shaun Wane paid tribute to his side’s defence, as they ground out a 12-4 victory at Warrington in a repeat of last year’s Grand Final.

Defence was very much the order of the day last night, as they restricted Warrington’s star-studded attacking lineup to just a solitary score, and end their run of three consecutive victories.

That left Wane purring at his side’s toughness in defence, admitting there is still even more to come from his side in the forthcoming months.

“We turned in an outstanding performance and really defended well especially in the second half. We stuck to our task well and out defence was strong,” Wane said in the Manchester Evening News.

“We still have a lot of improvement to do but this was a good win. You have to stand up to Warrington when you go their place and we did that.

“We had players missing and had some young lads out there but we never gave up.

“We played well in the second half against Hull KR last time out and just worked hard on defence going into the Warrington game.

“We knew what we had to do and did it and can build on this performance. We showed a lot of character.”

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