Wane ‘happy’ after stretching perfect Magic record

Wigan marched to their biggest win of the Super League season
Wigan marched to their biggest win of the Super League season

Shaun Wane refused to get carried away despite Wigan’s biggest win of the Super League campaign.

The Warriors ran away with a 40-8 win against Leeds in Saturday’s headlining game in front of nearly 40,000 fans at Newcastle’s St James’ Park.

Willie Isa crossed twice and there were also tries by George Williams, Dom Manfredi, Ben Flower, Oliver Gildart and Dan Sarginson.

Wane, who has now won five straight Magic games, said: “I thought we played well for 40 minutes.

“For 20 minutes of both halves I thought we dug in and were pretty ruthless. I was really impressed with how we started both, but we just got a bit bored and went away from it.

“But overall I’m very happy.”

Sam Tomkins sparkled in his first start since the 2013 Grand Final and Williams showed touches of quality.

But Wane added: “George missed a one-on-one for one of their tries.

“When he misses a one-on-one, I struggle to see the good sides! I’m not speaking to him at the moment!”

Sean O’Loughlin left the action early to a leg injury which puts him in doubt for next Thursday’s trip to Castleford.

Wane also revealed prop Tony Clubb will be sidelined for around three months with a neck injury.