Wigan approaching Widnes match ‘like a Grand Final’

Wigan Warriors coach, Shaun Wane has insisted that his side will not let up, in their two final league matches before the Super 8s.  Friday’s clash against Widnes is being treated like a Grand Final, he said.

The Warriors are still in the hunt for top spot, going into the Super 8s.  Two wins – one against Widnes on Friday and one against Hull FC next Thursday – could, depending on results elsewhere, see them overhaul current league-leaders, Leeds.

Wane wants to see his side at their best after beating first-placed Leeds last week.  Momentum is now the key, he says.

“I want to win these last two games in a confident manner,” said Wane.  “I want us to play the best way we can, and get some momentum going into the Super 8s.  These two games are massive for us.  We are approaching the Widnes game like a Grand Final.

“All our games so far have been really intense, so I’m thinking that in the Super 8s every game is going to be like a Grand Final.  It is going to take so much out of players – which is great for the fans but as coaches we are not going to get much time with the players.

“We are on a bit of a roll, but Widnes are hungry because if they lose this game, they won’t be in the eight.

“They’ve got a lot of Wigan players in their team, as well.  We’re going to see the best of them, and they are going to challenge us.”