Wane: Wakefield have thrown the gauntlet down

Shaun Wane says counterpart Chris Chester has 'thrown the gauntlet down' ahead of tomorrow's DW Stadium showdown.

Saturday, 10th March 2018, 5:36 am
Shaun Wane

Wakefield have won all four of their Super League games so far, the last of which was a 22-4 win against Huddersfield last Sunday.

And Wane is using comments from their coach to motivate his Wigan players.

He said: “This is a tough game, we’re going all right and they’re going outstandingly well.

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“Chris Chester said straight after the Huddersfield game: ‘We want to go to Wigan and get five out of five’.

“So they’re coming here to keep their unbeaten record, which is great for us – it’s thrown the gauntlet down and we need to accept it, turn up and make this a game.”

Trinity, who nilled Wigan on the final day last season, have had two wins by two points, and Wane said: “They’ve had a couple of close games – one in Catalans – and it shows they can stay in the grind and get tough wins.

“We go all right at the DW and we need to make it a fortress.”