Wane believes Wigan deserved win over Warrington

Wigan coach Shaun Wane feels that his team were justfied winners of their play-off semi-final with Warrington on Friday night.

The Warriors emerged victorious by 16 points to 12, following a last-gasp try from Joe Burgess.

But Wane also felt that Tony Smith’s Wolves played their full part in a classic game of rugby league.

“I’m really pleased, I thought we got what we deserved,” said the Warriors coach.

“The amount of pressure we put on them, we got justice for it in the end.

“I thought they defended really well.

“I thought it was a great game to watch for the neutral. [Warrington] played some outstanding rugby in that second half.”

The last few minutes of the game saw both teams attempt drop goals, but Wane wanted his men to seal the win with a try.

“We were a little bit dumb, but I sent the message on that I didn’t want us to go for a drop goal,” he added.

“I thought that with the amount of juice we’d taken out of Warrington in that early period, if we could play with some tempo and commit to our attack then we could score.”

The Wigan coach had the final word for his players, though, who, he feels, have done everything he has asked of them this season.

“The players have been fantastic this year,” he said.

“They’ve listened to me, trusted me, and done the business. So all credit goes to the players.”

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