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Wane looking forward to Wolves derby

Wigan host Warrington Wolves at the DW Stadium on Friday in a huge local derby and Head Coach Shaun Wane is thoroughly looking forward to the meeting.
Wane looking forward to Wolves derby
by NRL

Wigan host Warrington Wolves at the DW Stadium on Friday in a huge local derby and Head Coach Shaun Wane is thoroughly looking forward to the meeting.

"I have watched their game against Wakefield, the Wildcats played well, they troubled Warrington big time. It will be a different game this week, they will have watched our game against London, no disrespect to those teams but this is a big game against the Monaghan's and Morley's and people like that.

"Their back rowers are dangerous, Westwood and Waterhouse are oustanding and a threat, they both have a good off load, they run strong and we need to be at our best, Lee Briers in another one who is playing really well and we need to target them.

"Their skill level is fantastic and they are hard to play against but if we concentrate on our defence we should be OK.

"We know what we need to do to win the game, we just need the right mentality on the day."

Wane admitted there is something special about Friday night action at the DW with great atmosphere, he added,

"It's our first night game for a long time, there should be a massive crowd and we seem to play better under the lights, the lads are ready for this game."

Tickets for this exciting encounter are still on sale from the DW Stadium Ticket Office, by calling 0871 66 33 552 (calls cost 10p a minute from a BT landline, other operators may vary) and online click here, get yours and don't miss out on one of the most exciting home games of the season.

WIGAN WARRIORS v WARRINGTON WOLVES (Friday, 8.00pm, Sky Sports 1)

Last 10 meetings:
Warrington 39, Wigan 12 (SLR26, 4/9/11)
Warrington 24, Wigan 44 (CCQF, 23/7/11)
Wigan 6, Warrington 24 (SLR7, 25/3/11)
Wigan 16, Warrington 23 (SLR22, 16/7/10)
Warrington 20, Wigan 22 (SLR3, 20/2/10)
Wigan 36, Warrington 16 (SLR24, 14/8/09)
Warrington 39, Wigan 26 (CCSF, 8/8/09)
(at Stobart Stadium, Widnes)
Warrington 16, Wigan 8 (SLR15, 22/5/09)
Wigan 38, Warrington 14 (SLR14, 16/5/08)
Warrington 32, Wigan 20 (SLR5, 8/3/08)

Super League summary
Wigan won 24 (includes win in 2003 play-offs)
Warrington won 13
1 draw
Wigan highest score: 58-4 (H, 2002) (also widest margin)
Warrington highest score: 47-38 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 43-24, H, 2007)

Player Milestones

PAT RICHARDS (pictured) needs one point to reach 2,000 for Wigan.

Richards's total of 1,999 has come in 186 appearances for the club since making his debut in the opening round of Super League XI - at Catalan Dragons on 11 February, 2006.
He Warriors total is made up of 136 tries, 726 goals and 3 field goals.

HARRISON HANSEN needs one appearance to reach 200 for Wigan.

Hansen made his debut for the Warriors in a 28-22 Super League win against Wakefield at the JJB Stadium (as it was then known) on 25 June, 2004.


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