Wane happy with low-key Wigan

Shaun Wane was pleased with Wigan’s display in defeating Hull FC, but feels that there is still plenty of room for improvement.

The Warriors beat Hull 56-10, but Wane believed that his men could have been a bit sharper, especially early on.

“I think our start was a little bit slow, to be honest, letting them score so early on,” said Wane

“They got that early try, and it did affect us.

“Tt was a little bit of a low key performance, after travelling so long in the last few weeks, and it was a pretty muggy night at the DW, so everything combined, scoring 56 points we have to be happy with that.

“Some of the tries we scored pleased me, as it weren’t from my structured plays, which is normally how I go, they were from total breakdowns, and some of the skill we showed was great.

“At halftime I wanted us to be a bit more clinical, in the second half, and I thought we did that.

“I thought we kept hold of the ball, and our completions were a lot better.”

One thing which did disappoint Wane was the way his team conceded, and he felt that more collective commitment could have been shown in defence.

“I wasn’t happy with all their tries, to be honest,” he said.

“I thought we could have defended better and we lacked a bit of passion.

“But, at the end of the day, we’ve got nine players out. I’ve got three-quarters of our salary cap sat with me in the stand.

“But we’re still winning games, and we’re top of the league, so we’re in a good position.

“I still think we could have been a bit more clinical today.”

Young halfback George Williams scored his first professional hat-trick, and Wane was pleased with how cleverly the youngster approached his work.

“I thought he had a good game, he looked sharp and I was very impressed with how he went about his business,” said Wane.

“I swapped him round with Sam Powell, and in either position he played he looked smart.”

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