Winning is all for Wane at Old Trafford

Wigan coach Shaun Wane has one aim for Saturday’s Grand Final clash with Leeds at Old Trafford: win.

While neutrals may well be looking forward to an epic clash between’s Wan’s Warriors and Brian McDermott’s Leeds Rhinos, the Wigan coach is only concerned about victory.

“It’s got all the makings of a close game but we’ve got to make sure we’re on the right side of it,” he told reporters.

“I don’t want to be the coach of a team that has played well in a close game and lost.

“I’m not interested in that. I want a ring on the players’ fingers. I want us to get something out of this year.”

The Wigan coach is also looking to use the frustration of last year’s Grand Final defeat to St Helens at Old Trafford as additional motivation for his team.

“I’ve never got over it,” he added.

“Although part of me thinks it was a moral victory for us, I genuinely think that.

“Playing with 12 men for 78 minutes was a great effort for the players that stayed on the field.”

Wane would also like to add some honours to some of his players’ personal tallies.

“Matty Bowen, one of the best players in the world, has never won a Grand Final and that means a lot to the players. They love him to pieces,” he said.

Tony Clubb gave up a lot coming from London and bought into our club. He’s never won anything and he came to us to win things.

Ben Flower has also never won anything, so there’s quite a few reasons we want to make sure we get something from this game.

“Leeds have their reasons and we have ours.”

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