Man of the match George Williams says he and his Wigan teammates now have their own special piece of history with their World Club Challenge win over Cronulla.
The Warriors won their fourth world title with a comprehensive 22-6 victory against the NRL champions at the DW Stadium.
The current Wigan side had heard plenty last week about the club’s World Club Challenge winners in 1987.
“It’s a dream come true again,” Williams said.
“I didn’t think anything could top the grand final but this ones definitely up there. Its something you grow up dreaming of.
“We watched a bit of footage this week of 1987 when Waney won and how much it meant to some of those players who came in and told us.
“Now we’ve got our own story to tell – it’s pretty special.
“I’m buzzing. It was tough, the last 10 minutes I couldn’t find my lungs. We were gone but the boys dug deep, that’s what makes good sides champion sides.”
Williams was one of Wigan’s best with some dangerous ball-running, strong defence and pin-point kicking game.
The halfback said Wigan’s victory showed that NRL sides are beatable.
“You can’t build them up to something they’re not,” Williams said.
“Obviously they’re world class and pretty good players, but so are we. They’re human as well, they bleed. It’s rugby, it comes down to who’s good on the day.
“We’ve been beaten the last couple of years but it’s 2-0 Super League and I hope the Aussies will be keen to come over next year and prove a point.”