Fans give Warriors a Wembley send-off

Fans turned out in force to cheer on Wigan as they set off for Wembley.

Thursday, 24th August 2017, 1:43 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 11:56 am
Shaun Wane signs an autograph

They gave the players a vocal farewell from the DW Stadium this morning.

Wigan are aiming to land their third piece of silverware in less than 12 months – following their Grand Final and World Club Challenge triumphs – when they take on Hull FC in the Challenge Cup Final.

The town crier led the coach away from their home ground, and Paul Holden gave supporters a rendition of his charity single.

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Coach Shaun Wane can not wait for the big day.

He said: “I love this competition. The make-up of the week, the travel... it makes it special for the players.”

Wigan, who beat Hull FC in the 2013 decider, are looking for a record-extending 20th final victory in the famous knock-out competition.

“The history we have as a club is special, we played in the first final at Wembley, we’ve won the Cup more than anyone else and these players have got a chance to make their own history this weekend.

Willie Isa signs an autograph

“I’m a proud Englishman and to get to go out and play at Wembley, our national stadium, is something I really enjoy.”

The coach is led away from the DW
Willie Isa signs an autograph
The coach is led away from the DW