Wane’s men ready for Rhinos

Shaun Wane with the league leaders' shield
Shaun Wane with the league leaders' shield
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SHAUN Wane has labelled his players as “pumped” as they aim to clear the final hurdle on the road to Old Trafford.

The Warriors face Leeds in a mouth-watering semi-final at the DW Stadium tonight.

And with their Grand Ginal hopes hinging on this 80 minutes tonight, the coach is confident his players will do themselves justice.

He said: “Everyone is pumped, we’re excited, we can’t wait for kick-off.

“As players and coaches, these are the games you want to be involved in.

“The quality of the sessions has been fantastic, the senior players have really led the way – I can’t wait for it to start.”

Meanwhile, Wane last night refused to wade into a war of words with Leeds after Brian McDermott and captain Kevin Sinfield criticised him for calling on the RFL judiciary to suspend Danny McGuire.

The stand-off was subsequently hit with a one-match ban for a high shot against Catalan.

After Sinfield labelled Wane’s remarks in the media before the hearing as “pretty poor”, the coach said he stood by his comments – made in reference to Mike McIlorum’s three-match ban for a similar offence – and said he had “no dramas” with the reaction it provoked from the Rhinos camp.

Kick-off is 8pm and the game is live on Sky Sports.