Shaun Wane said he was happy to see his side make improvements as they ran out 30-18 winners over Wakefield to move second in the table.
SW on the Wakefield and the game:
“They’re a solid team and very mature, they’re going to be hard to beat so it was a good win. They were always going to make it difficult for us.
“I thought we played well, we defended well. There was a bit of poor defence on the edges, some bad choices. We need to fix that for next week but I thought we looked solid against a good attacking team today.
“In our attack I think we got them a few times. Had we been a bit more clinical in attack and defence then that could have been a fair win for us.”
On Morgan Escaré playing at scrum-half:
“I want Morgan to go in the halves but I need more from him. I want to leave Sam at full-back but I need to work more with Morgan about when he’s needed.
“When I show him video the lines that we run, which side of the hole he needs to be on – he gets it. His English is fine now, he chooses not to understand when it suits him!”
FULL TIME— Wigan Warriors 🍒⚪️ (@WiganWarriorsRL) March 11, 2018
Another strong second half from the Warriors are they score three converted tries to get the win and go second in the table.
Joe Burgess helped himself to a hat-trick with Taulima Tautai and Tom Davies also crashing over! pic.twitter.com/CwKe2zQdnm
On Sam Tomkins and his omission from the England squad:
“He just wants to get on and play well for Wigan, he seems to have fallen out of favour there but I don’t think he’s stressed about it at all. He just wants to perform for us and that’s great for me.”
On Romain Navarrete who played for the first time this season:
“Apart from that dropped ball he was ok, that was a great carry as well. It was fantastic but it’s no good if you’re going to do that after it. He did ok overall though.”
On his team’s performance:
“I’d be worried if we were killing it in round one but I want us to show improvements and we’re doing that. I thought we looked composed today. I thought we earned the win and were worthy winners. They’re playing well so that makes the win a bit more enjoyable too.”