Wane would like another period like Easter weekend

Shaun Wane has admitted that he would like to see another period in the rugby league calendar that is similar to the upcoming Easter weekend.  

Wigan come up against local rivals St Helens in their typical Good Friday encounter before facing Hull Kingston Rovers at the DW Stadium on Easter Monday.

Coaches past and present, and Tony Smith recently, have spoke out about the madness of having such a short turnaround between games and want the schedule to change. However for Wane, he believes it should stay.

“It’s a challenge I like, it’s an English tradition and I love it,” Wane told Wigan’s official website.

“I love the challenge of getting players ready again and it also tells me a lot about my players as I’m sure it does about every other club.”

When asked further about his thoughts on the Easter period in the rugby league calendar, Wane revealed he would like to see something similar later in the year.

“I’d like another one. It doesn’t bother me having another similar period,” he said.

“It’s a test of the strength of your squad. I love this period, it’s hard work, it’s long hours, it’s testing for the coaching team and the medical squad but overall I love it.

“Over the years we have been very good over the Easter period. Mark Bitcon (Performance Director) has done a great job of preparing the players and getting them ready to play on the Monday, we might also bring some fresh legs in.”

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