Wigan win over Huddersfield best of season, says Shaun Wane

Drew Darbyshire

Shaun Wane said Wigan’s giant win over Huddersfield was their best performance this season.

The Warriors scored five tries in the first half compared to the one from the Giants, with the scoreline being 28-4 at the break.

And Wigan continued to dominate in the second half, scoring four further tries to seal a very comfortable 48-10 win at the DW Stadium on Friday night.

Speaking after the game, Wane said: “We won’t be celebrating too much because Huddersfield were busted.

“They’ve got a few injuries and they can play a lot better and will play a lot better once they get a few players back. It was a great and professional performance from us.

“We had a decent lead at half time and I think our set completion was at 100% in the second half and that shows how ruthless our mentality was and it was a good sign of building pressure. All I asked of the players was for them to have a ruthless attitude and they did have that.

“The players were well-prepared for Castleford and having that game called off and having a week off, you can end up being a bit soft and at the back of my mind I thought there was a chance of that happening against Huddersfield but I thought they showed a ruthless mentality and it was our best win of the season.”

And Wane thought it was a good team effort and was impressed with the amount of pressure the Warriors put on the Giants.

He added: “Sam Powell nailed our last plays.

“We talked about making sure that our last plays are nailed and I thought we did that. We got a few repeat sets but we couldn’t gain any momentum because one of their players was injured every time we got a repeat set which was unfortunate but I thought we took our chances when we could.

“I was happy with everybody. It was a really good performance. We are looking forward to Good Friday, there’s no doubt about that.”

Wane revealed George Williams had extended his elbow in the game but said he will be fit to face St Helens in the Good Friday clash.