Wane seeks improvement despite Grand Final spot

Shaun Wane and Sam Tomkins
Shaun Wane and Sam Tomkins

DESPITE guiding Wigan Warriors to their second final this season, Shaun Wane wants to see an improved performance in next Saturday’s Grand Final against Warrington.

Warriors scored 16 second-half points after a nervy but classic first 40 produced a 6-0 lead for the home side.

But with a 17-17 draw and 22-12 loss to Warrington already this season, Wane is focused on the threat Tony Smith’s men pose to a dream farewell for Sam Tomkins, Pat Richards, Lee Mossop and Chris Tuson.

“I don’t think we were at our best tonight but we did enough to win the game. I don’t think the week off did us any good last week. We were a little bit underdone,” he said.

“Warrington are a very good team. The main spine of the team are fantastic players who can change games.”

“It doesn’t come any bigger than Warrington in a Grand Final.”

Wigan lost to Leeds at final hurdle before Old Trafford last season, despite topping the league table for a second time in three years.