Unacceptable Performance

Unacceptable Performance

  • Shaun Wane unhappy as Wigan lose to Castleford

  • Warriors go down to defeat 54-4 at Mend-a-hose Jungle

  • Wane confirms that Anthony Gelling (knee), George Williams (knee) and Ben Flower (Achilles’ tendon) all picked up injuries

Shaun Wane branded Wigan’s performance as unacceptable as they went down to defeat against Castleford.

On the performance.

“That was unacceptable, they were too good for us on the day, there’s no excuses, they were the best team.

“We won by 20 points last week and I thought we did some good things in that game. We defended that first set well (today) then we made an error and they roll us, Gells then went down injured and they rolled us down that edge again. There’s 12 points straight away so we just needed to be smarter. At half-time we were positive, we weren’t that far off.

“It wasn’t us to get beat like that. If we win the game then we go top so we’ll bring some youngsters in and we’ll show some fire next week.

“We came here and got beat last year and won a Grand Final. We’ll dust ourselves down and look to show some fire next week.”

On injuries after Wigan lost Anthony Gelling, George Williams and Ben Flower during the game.

“Wigan teams shouldn’t get pumped like that, the players are hurting. There’s no excuses from us about personnel, the best team won and we got absolutely schooled. We need to have a positive week and bounce back for Salford.”

On the fans:

“They travelled over in good numbers and we owe them that same commitment, we know that.”

Wane confirmed that George Williams and Anthony Gelling both picked up knee injuries whilst Ben Flower picked up an Achilles’ tendon injury. All three players will be assessed in the coming days.

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