HARRISON Hansen reckons Wigan can play “100 times better” than the way they finished their Super League opener against St Helens.
And he says the Warriors will be desperate to deliver the goods in their round two clash at Bradford this Sunday.
The Odsal encounter is their last game before the World Club Challenge showdown with St George-Illawarra the following week – and Hansen says they will be working overtime to ensure there is no repeat of their late collapse against Saints last Saturday night.
The champions led the Millennium Magic encounter 16-0 before leaking three tries in the final quarter to settle for a 16-16 draw.
Hansen – who scored his side’s second try – said: “I thought the performance was pretty poor to be honest. As a team we should have put the foot on their throat.
I thought we were doing that at the start of the second half but then we gave away too many penalties and made too many errors that gave Saints too much of the ball, and you can’t afford to do that – not against a side like Saints.
“We’ve set our standards high, we know we can play a lot better than that. We’ll work on that – we can be 100 times better than the way we were at the end.”
Hansen admits the looming World Club Challenge gives their trip to Bradford – impressive in Sunday’s 32-28 loss to Leeds – extra significance.
He added: “We’ve got one chance to nail it, to put in a good display before the World Club – and we’ll be working hard to do that.”