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London Broncos’ form means nothing, warns Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane ahead of Sunday showdown

By Colin Henrys

Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane believes London Broncos’ poor start to the Super League season will mean nothing ahead of today’s visit to the DW Stadium.

Tony Rea’s side travel to the North West having lost their opening three games this season.

Last year’s League Leaders Shield winners Wigan have suffered a mixed start too however, winning just once, and Wane has warned his players against underestimating the Broncos.

“They have not had a good start but they are a quality team,” he told the club website.

“If you look at their playing roster, they have some really good players. Michael Witt came back last week and Chris Bailey went back into the Second Row. They can play.

“I expect them to massively improve coming to the DW. It is a great Stadium ours with good facilities and teams seem to improve when they play us.

“I am expecting a bit of a kick back, Tony Rea will have got into the London team and I am expecting a more full-on performance.”

Wigan will welcome back last year’s Man of Steel Sam Tomkins for the game after he missed last week’s defeat at early league leaders Huddersfield Giants.

Chris Tuson is also in line for a first appearance of the season after overcoming a thigh injury but Darrell Goulding will miss out through illness.

Wane believes the key to beating London Broncos will lie in his player’s attitude in Sunday’s showdown.

“This is a real mental approach for us to make sure we have more enthusiasm than they do and that comes from the players,” he explained.

“We will prepare really well and all our players will have all the information they need on London in both attack and defence.”

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