Shaun Wane: Wigan caught Leeds on off day

Wigan coach Shaun Wane was pleased with his side’s big win over Leeds but the team aren’t getting ahead of themselves.

The Warriors bounced back from defeat last week in style as they eased past the Rhinos 46-8 at the DW Stadium on Friday.

The win sees Wigan go three points above Castleford Tigers and four points behind league leaders St Helens, but Wane said the team are not getting carried away with the big scoreline.

He said: “We exploited what we wanted to exploit and we have not done that many times this year so I am really happy.

“We scored some good tries and stuck to our gameplan. We knew they had flaws that we needed to exploit and we did that so I am very happy.

“I think we had more players out than what Leeds had so they will be hurting but I think a team will get it hard off them soon because there is too much talent in their team.

“Leeds were off so we are not running around and patting each other on the back. We did what we needed to do and we managed the game well. Leeds’ defence can be a lot better as we found out at Headingley. We did some good things and the pleasing thing for me was that we stuck to our gameplan.”

Joe Greenwood made his debut for Wigan just a couple of days after arriving in the country following his move from NRL side Gold Coast Titans.

Wane picked the back-rower out for praise as well as promising half-back Josh Woods.

He said: “Joe turned up a couple of days ago and had a decent dig.

“He is a big fella, he is about 109kg and I thought he did some good things, he made a couple of defensive errors but overall, I’m happy with him.

“Joe was on the drum doing the team song and he nailed it, he’s never done it before, he is a talented lad!

“Josh was good and I was happy with him. I liked that he ran with the first few plays and he scored. He had a good game and his kicking pressure was great. I like him and he is a good player.”

Wane revealed that Ben Flower and Dan Sarginson will return from injury to face Warrington Wolves next Friday, 7:45pm kick-off.

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