Bad weather won't make us boring, says Wigan Warriors boss Adrian Lam
The Warriors are heading into unchartered territory over the next few weeks, having not played so late into October - and never in November - since the launch of Super League.
Lam accepts they need to factor in the boggy pitches and colder weather during their run-in to the semi-finals.
But he has no plans to put the shackles on his side and play one-out rugby.
"As a philosophy we have a style we want to play to, and we have to manage that style," he said.
"We had a few valuable lessons from Leeds a couple of weeks ago in terms of how to do it, albeit it can be boring, it's what you have to do in the wet conditions.
"But we have to find the balance.
"We still want to be able to find a pass in that as opposed to the rest of the teams keeping it simple."
Luke Gale's masterful kicking in the Challenge Cup semi-final frequently pegged Wigan back, and played a huge role in their 26-12 win.
Warriors' young halfback Harry Smith is recognised by many as the best kicker in the squad and Lam says the coaches are monitoring how to give him more game-time, without restricting the influence of key playmakers Jackson Hastings, Thomas Leuluai and hooker Sam Powell.
"It's something we talk about regularly, Harry has been doing a great job," he added. "Marrying it up and making sure we have the right combinations on the field is something we're constantly looking at."