Wane: We need to nail it

Shaun Wane with his grandson after last night's victory
Shaun Wane with his grandson after last night's victory

SHAUN Wane has turned his attentions to “nailing” a performance in next week’s Grand Final.

Wigan’s efficient 32-8 win over Huddersfield secured their slot in a third straight Old Trafford showdown.

Wane’s side looked firmly in control from the moment Ben Flower steamed over inside the opening five minute.

Further tries from John Bateman, with two, Dom Manfredi and Tony Clubb added gloss to the result - but Wane had already refocused his attention on next week’s prize.

“Going to Old Trafford there’s only one way to finish, and that’s winning,” he said.

“We need to make sure we nail it.”

Warriors gave their fans plenty of assurance they are in the right form to worry the winners of Friday’s semi-final between Leeds and St Helens.

Solid defence played a major part in smothering any hope Huddersfield harboured of a first Grand Final appearance, but Wane has already underlined the improvements he wants to see next Saturday.

“I thought we defended really well. We didn’t attack that good I don’t think,” he said.

“Our defence was good. It was on.

“We had a good mentality - we had a good mental week this week. We couldn’t get that much into the players.

“We had two team runs. Two short 40 minute sessions so to turn up with attitude was fantastic - from minute one.

“It’s simple. The team that wants it the most and the individuals that want it the most will generally get it.”

Departing Matty Bowen and Joe Burgess both played their last games for Wigan at the DW Stadium.

“We had a few emotional chats this week about what everybody wants and the reasons why we needed it and Mango’s pretty simple - he wants to win something,” said Wane.

“It’s been an emotional week. We have a decent turnaround now so we have to make sure everyone is pumped and ready to beat one of those two teams.”

Huddersfield have won just three of their 15 play-offs games since qualifying in 2007.

Giants coach Paul Anderson said: “We can’t keep allowing this to happen,

“We got bullied. We’ve been embarrassed again.

“We never gave ourselves a chance and Wigan’s attitude to the tough stuff was better than ours.”