Wigan Warriors: Matty Peet says he remains proud of his side despite their play-off defeat to Leeds Rhinos
Wigan head coach Matty Peet says he’s “appreciative” of his squad’s commitment throughout the 2022 season.
The Warriors’ campaign came to an end as they were defeated 20-8 by Leeds Rhinos in their play-off semi-final at the DW Stadium.
Peet states while he is disappointed with the result, he can still look back with pride by how the club has developed this season.
He said: “I’m sad. I’m sad for the group, I’d love to have another week with them preparing for a game, but I remain really proud, I love them to bits.
"It’s been a special year, I’m really appreciative of everyone’s commitment and the buy in this year.
"Leeds deserve an enormous amount of credit for how they played. They showed great resilience for the way they defended their goal-line, that’s a great sign of their commitment, so they can be really proud.
"There was a period at the start of the second half where they were better than us for that period, and the sending off left the game beyond us.
"Tonight we feel pure disappointment but know we’ve done some good things on the field and off it. The players have managed to create a massive shift in the club’s culture, and the foundations are in place, so what we do next is critical.”