Beating Salford was ‘life or death’ for Shaun Wane

Wigan coach Shaun Wane has admitted that he was absolutely desperate to beat Salford at the DW Stadium on Friday evening.

The Warriors beat the Red Devils 19-12, though there was some controversy about the try from Dan Sarginson which put them into the lead.

Wane’s men fought hard to overturn a 12-0 deficit, however, and he was delighted with the result.

“Half-time was really simple – very loud. That is the most I have ever freaked out, probably. I think I have lost a year of my life there,” he told reporters after the game.

“That was a must-win game. I wasn’t bothered about playing well or bad. I wanted to win the game. I didn’t want to be in a great game, play well and get pipped by a point by them.

“Bad or good I wanted two points. That was a non-negotiable, life-or-death win. We had to win. That is why I was so animated at half-time.”

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