‘One hell of a game’: social media reaction to Wigan’s Grand Final win

Celebrations after the final whistle
Celebrations after the final whistle

Wigan claimed their fifth Super League title - and their third under departing coach Shaun Wane - with a 12-4 victory over Warrington. Here is how fans, players and sporting stars reacted on social media. First, these supporters...

@MPowell_1991: “The fairy tale ending! GET IN! #GrandFinal”

Morgan Shanks: GET IIIINNNNN. What a way for those lads to sign off!

@MarkFozzy: “Champions get in there @WIganWarriorsRL !!!! Fitting send off for Wane, Tomkins, Bateman and Sutton. Awesome team well deserved!”

@eldiablo0786; Fantastic team effort. So happy for @DomManfredi and what a way to complete his return from injury.”

Jake Wadsworth: “GET IN THERE WIGAN WARRIORS!! Outstanding showing, champions once again!”

@LynneAshton2: “@WiganWarriorsRL Congratulations to each and everyone of you on a fantastic match!! So proud to be a Wiganer right now. Good luck for the future Shaun Wane and the players leaving Wigan for other ventures.”

Matthew Fielding: “Superb by the team. Form really came at the right time. Always proud!!!

Multiple celebrities and rugby stars and clubs also took to twitter to congratulate Wigan Warriors on their victor:

Warriors legend, Pat Richards: “Congrats boys!! @WiganWarriorsRL Well deserved!!!”

@LaticsOfficial: “Congrats guys”

Lee Westwood OBE: “Bloody brilliant!!! Congratulations @WiganWarriorsRL @samtomkins1. Great way to go out Shaun Wane. Delighted for you.”

Jason Robinson OBE: “Huge congrats to @WiganWarriorsRL !!! #GrandFinal”

Iafeta Paleaaesina: “Congratulations to Shaun Wane and @WiganWarriorsRL.”

Ryan Hoffman: “Massive congrats to all my mates @wiganwarriorsrl on their GF win.”

Scott Quinnell: “Congratulations @WiganWarriorsRL that was one hell of a game. A 5 star performance. What a way to send Shaun Wane off to pastures new.”

Former Leeds Rhinos player, Keith Senior: Congratulations @WiganWarriorsRL playing with so many emotions and they did enough and what they needed to do. @DomManfredi what a way to come back after 2 years out, bob on young un. @wolvesrl not ideal losing in 2 finals but don’t let this define you and come back stronger.”

Meanwhile, Wigan Warriors’ Grand Final heroes revelled in delight on social media as they celebrated victory.

George Williams: “Wow!! Best feeling in the world we did it. @WiganWarriorsRL”

Oliver Gildart: What a feeling. I’ve missed this.”

Ryan Sutton: Fairy tail ending! @WiganWarriorsRL”