Wigan coach Wane keeps opposition guessing on Tomkins' role

Shaun Wane will take a '˜horses for courses' approach to how he lines-up his playmakers.

Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 6:39 am
Sam Tomkins has played full-back and halfback this year

Wigan had started the season using a fluid rotation which saw Sam Tomkins switch from full-back to stand-off, and Sam Powell from the halves to hooker, during the game.

But in their last outing, Tomkins remained at No.1 and Morgan Escare came off the bench to play halfback instead.

Wane plans to keep opposition teams guessing as to which way he goes, admitting it may vary week-to-week depending on who they play.

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“It’s horses for courses, there’s so much talent in Sam and Morgan and the others, we can flip it around when we need to,” said Wane.

“We run players in different positions in training to it’s not a problem.

“Morgan is understanding the key calls (of playing halfback) and he’s improving all the time.”

Huddersfield are the visitors to the DW tomorrow night and Wane is expecting to face a backlash from their 38-6 loss to Hull KR a week ago.

“If we’d have got beat at home like they had, we’d expect a response,” he added.

“So I imagine we’ll get a very hungry, disappointed, angry Huddersfied team trying to make up to the coach what they put out last week.”

Tomorrow’s game is not being televised.