A 78th minute try from St Helens’ Josh Jones stole victory away from the Warriors as they went down 18-14 in dramatic fashion at Langtree Park.
Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane says his side owe Super 8s local rivals St Helens a beating as the duo prepare for a traditionally fiery derby.
Although Wigan Warriors beat Hull FC 30-24 at the DW Stadium on Friday coach Shaun Wane was quick to praise a passionate Hull side, admitting his side could easily have lost.
Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane has urged his team to show more consistency as they head into their Super 8s game against Hull FC at The DW Stadium tonight.
Wigan Warriors can confirm their place in the Super League play-offs on Saturday with a win over Catalans Dragons in London.
Wigan, who overcame Warrington Wolves 30-20 on Thursday, have confirmed full-back Sam Tomkins – who bagged 144 tries in 152 games for his hometown club before his move to Australia – will return to the DW Stadium on a four-year deal, for a fee in excess of £200,000.
Wigan Warriors’ Ben Flower was handed a six-month ban for punching St Helens’ Lance Hohaia in the opening two minutes of last season’s Grand Final but has now served his suspension, gaining inclusion to the squad to face Warrington Wolves at the DW Stadium on Thursday evening.
Former Wigan Warriors star Sam Tomkins is set for a return to Super League after New Zealand Warriors agreed to release him from his contract.
Wigan, currently fifth in the standings, have had far from an ideal start to the campaign and coach Shaun Wane conceded that the Warriors must be on top form in their first competitive encounter with the champions since October’s Grand Final.
Super League 2014 grand finalists Wigan were beaten in convincing fashion at Castleford Tigers last weekend and coach Shaun Wane insists his side must show their true grit in order to get back to winning ways.
The Warriors will host the Brisbane Broncos in the second match of the inaugural new-format World Club Series – which sees three Super League teams face off against three Australian NRL clubs over the weekend.