Wane proud of Wigan performance

Wigan coach Shaun Wane says the Warriors were worthy winners in knocking off Cronulla 22-6 in the World Club Challenge.

Wigan took a 10-0 lead into half-time before finishing the Sharks off thanks to a Joe Burgess hat-trick.

“I’m very happy, not necessarily with the way we played but certainly with the win,” Wane said.

“Tony [Smith] did a great job with Warrington [who beat Brisbane on Saturday night], they were worthy winners, and I think we were today.

“We did too much defending but quality of defence was very good, I’m very, very proud. I’m pleased with the way they stuck at it, they showed some real desire to defend our line. It was a great effort.

“Winning such a prestigious trophy against a club like Cronulla, who are worthy champions in Australia, is a fantastic feeling.

Wane said Super League needs to continues to run in the World Club Series after Warrington defeated Brisbane on Saturday night.

“I’m pleased for the competition, pleased for the game,” he said.

““We held our hands up last year, now it’s our turn, but it’s just one year. We need to be consistent and do it again next year, and the year after, and show that we have a good competition here.”

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