Wigan can become only side ever to win all seven Super 8s games

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Wigan can sign off the Super 8s by becoming the only team to win seven out of seven in its four year history.

While Warrington (2017) and Hull KR (2015) have both managed it in The Qualifiers, no team has had a perfect record against all Super League opposition in the controversial final phase of the season.

Standing in the Warriors way is Hull, who visit the DW Stadium on Friday looking to end a run of 10 straight defeats.

Coach Shaun Wane said: “It’s a big one for us, it’s our last home game in the 8s. Our families are going to be in the changing room, so there’ll be a bit of disruption, but a good disruption.

“We just need to make when it’s game on, we concentrate on what we need to do.

“Everything is habit forming in my eyes, and I want to see good habits.

“I like how Hull play, they pass it a lot, and have a carefree attitude.

“I’m expecting them to come strong, it’s their last game, and I think they’ll want to have a good pre-season and they’d love to do it on the back of a decent win.

“I like how they’re coaching, I like the players they’ve got, they’ve got a strong team out and we’ll be showing them every respect.”

The previous best record in the Super 8s was achieved by St Helens in 2016, when they won six out of seven games – though it mattered little, as they finished 4th at the end of both 23 and 30 games.

Hull would become the second side to lose every game in the Super 8s, following Wakefield in 2016.

Along with St Helens and Castleford, Wigan and Hull are the only clubs to have featured in top eight in all four seasons.

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