Wane thanks fans for support and calls for help to make DW a fortress
Warriors beat Widnes at home last week with help of the Wigan fans
- Wigan host Wakefield at the DW Stadium on Sunday
Shaun Wane has thanked the Wigan fans for their support last week and says the team need their help to make the DW a fortress in 2018.
With Wigan 16-0 down last week the Cherry and White army rallied behind the side and helped them recover to record a 32-16 win.
“The fans were great when we were behind, like they have been all year.” Wane said.
“They played a big part in last week’s win and hopefully we’re building some momentum now. We want to make the DW a really tough place to come to and we need the fans to be a part of that.”
Wakefield visit tomorrow (Sunday) and Wane was full of praise for his opposite number Chris Chester and his team.
Trinity have stared 2018 in fine style having won all four of their opening games.
Wane said: “They’ve been very impressive. They’ve had a few tight wins where they’ve stayed in the arm wrestle with teams. They’re a big physical team, they want to come here and get five wins out of five so they’ve laid the gauntlet down.
“He (Chris Chester) was my coach of the year last year. He’s recruited some really good players and he’s got them playing some good rugby. He’s gone for a lot of size and some really experienced players and he has a different view to me but it works for him and it works for Wakefield, this year they’re doing better than us but hopefully we can get past them this week.”
Wane said that Romain Navarrete was likely to play this week after impressive performances for the Warriors Reserves and on dual-registration at Swinton Lions.
Should the Frenchman play he’d come up against the in-form David Fifita.
“I watched him against Catalans and I thought they handled him (Fifita) ok,” Wane continued.
“He carries the ball really well so we need to be strong in contact. We’re not a big team, they’ve gone for huge men whereas we’ve gone for smaller skilful fitter men, hopefully we can find a win.
“Liam Finn is going well in the halves, he knows how to put them around the field and I’m a big fan of Scott Grix too. I think over the years he’s been an immense player for them.”
Wigan host Wakefield Trinity at the DW Stadium on Sunday, 3pm kick-off. Tickets are available starting from £22 for adults, £16 for concessions with juniors from £10. Members are entitled to £2 off adult tickets and £1 off concession and junior tickets.
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