Wane wants same attitude from Wigan against Widnes

Shaun Wane wants his Wigan side to bring the same attitude they had against Leeds when they come up against league leader Widnes Vikings tonight. 

Wigan are unbeaten in their start to the 2016 season with five wins from five games so far this year, and beat Champions Leeds Rhinos in a convincing 28-6 win last weekend.

The Warriors have not been beaten at home in the league since the 2014 season, but Wane knows Widnes Vikings will challenge that record tonight.

“Every club that comes to the DW poses a threat to it, I don’t get carried away with the ‘fortress’ comments,” Wane told rugby-league.com.

“We need to turn up mentally and be ready to defend our line like our life depends on it. We did that last week. Unfortunately we couldn’t see the game out by ‘nilling’ Leeds but we’ll have to have the same attitude against Widnes.”

“They’re playing really well. They’re scoring some points and really attacking teams. They have an advantage with their home pitch but they’re also playing well away. 

“The attacking shapes they’re showing with Joe Mellor, Kev Brown and Rhys Hanbury out the back are outstanding. They’ve done things to Leeds and Hull that we couldn’t do.

“We beat them both but they weren’t convincing wins and Widnes have absolutely pumped both teams (56-12 and 46-6 respectively).”

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