Wane not ruffled by Roosters’ help from Wolves

Shaun Wane
Shaun Wane

SHAUN Wane says he is unconcerned after it emerged Warrington helped Sydney Roosters prepare for their World Club Challenge showdown with Wigan.

The Wolves emulated the Warriors’ attacking style during field sessions while on a pre-season training camp in Australia.

It’s understood 
Roosters coach Trent Robinson wanted to give his NRL champions an indication of what they can expect in the battle of the champions on February 22 – and Warrington obliged.

Wigan became aware that Tony Smith’s men had been helping the Sydney side following text messages sent from Warrington players to friends in the Cherry and White camp.

Wane said: “I take it as a compliment that one of the best teams in the world are asking for help from another Super League team on how to break us down.”

While Wane was flattered by the exchanges, some fans may be surprised that a team would try and help plot the downfall of a fellow Super League outfit.

Warrington boss Smith said he had no regrets about helping the Roosters.

“We did some training as Wigan and I have no qualms about that. I am not too worried if Wigan are upset,” he told the Daily Star.

“Whether they are miffed or not is down to them. If it spurs them on all the better.

“They asked us to play in a similar to style to Wigan and we were happy to do it. There was a lot to be gained for both teams.”