Wigan coach Shaun Wane has admitted that Friday evening’s Super League defeat to Castleford is the worst night of his coaching career.
The Warriors lost 42-14 at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle, and Wane was in no doubt about just what a bad night it had been.
“I’ve never coached a team before that’s been beaten in every department like that. It’s the worst day of my coaching career by far, I’ve just told that to the players,” he told his club’s official website.
“I knew they [Castleford] could play, even in the games they lost they played well. They’re a good team who are well coached and they turned up to play, they wanted it more than us today.”
Castleford raced into a 16-0 lead after a matter of just 15 minutes, and Wane felt that the Tigers had completely outplayed Wigan in every way.
“It was just not good enough at all. They wanted it more than us. I’ve never coached a team that have been beaten in every department like that,” he said, according to BBC Sport.
“We were beaten by the better team – they wanted it more, ran harder and beat us in every department, which is very upsetting and devastating for me.
“It’ll be a tough week. I wish we were playing Hull FC tomorrow. It’s the worst day of my coaching career, by far.”