We are here to do a job, says Wane

Eddy Pettybourne is greeted by his family in Sydney
Eddy Pettybourne is greeted by his family in Sydney

WIGAN arrived in Sydney yesterday with Shaun Wane declaring: “We are here to do a job.”

The Warriors relocated to a base in the beach-side suburb Coogee to step up their preparations for Saturday’s World Club Challenge encounter against Sydney Roosters.

Following a week in New Zealand, they trained with Souths - coached by ex-Warriors boss Michael Maguire - earlier today before fulfilling media duties and meeting fans who have travelled over for the match.

And Wane said: “The lads have been professional, and we’re looking forward to a week in Sydney and getting ready for the big one. The players know we are here to do a job. I don’t need to drill anything into them - they know this isn’t a holiday.

“I’ve said to the players, no-one has given us a chance. There’s no other media here at the airport. We want to turn up and surprise a few because we can trouble anyone.

“A lot of our fans have traveled over, they’ll be loud and I just hope we can treat them to a memorable night.”

Meanwhile, stand-off Blake Green has played down a report he is angling for a return to the NRL. One newspaper suggested he is using the World Club Challenge as an open audition to impress potential new employers.

But Green says nothing could be further from the truth.