Shaun Wane’s Wigan team may well have beaten Castleford 28-0 last Friday, but the result has not expunged the coach’s painful memories.
Wigan travelled to Cas early in the season to record a 14-42 loss, and Wane still feels the pain of that evening in West Yorkshire.
“That doesn’t get rid of that game at Cas,” he said.
“That was still a bad loss. Hopefully Daryl will feel as bad as I did the day after that!
“It was just one of them days where we just didn’t turn up. It’s never happened to me before, and hopefully it won’t happen again.
“They turned up in this game, and I thought they were outstanding against a really good Cas team.”
Wane was pleased with the win, however, and he is clearly beginning to feel more confidence in his team’s all-round performances.
“It’s been a good weekend for us, this weekend,” he said.
“We’ve deserved it, last few games, and I’m really pleased with where we’re at.”
While there were problems early on in the game against Cas, which was played in very wet conditions, Wane was delighted with the way that the Warriors played the game’s last quarter.
“Our completions weren’t great,” he acknowledged.
“In the conditions both sides put a lot of ball down.
“In the last quarter of the game, we completed at something like 93 per cent, and scored 16 points – that tells you everything.
“If we keep hold of the ball, we score tries. So it was a real simple message from the players this week.”