Wane reflects on Hull KR friendly
A young Wigan Warriors side were defeated 32-10 at Hull KR on Sunday in their second warm-up game ahead of the new season.by NRL
A young Wigan Warriors side were defeated 32-10 at Hull KR on Sunday in their second warm-up game ahead of the new season.
Reflecting on the performance and result, Head Coach Shaun Wane told us,
"Sunday was not acceptable the way we played. The first 20 minutes against a strong Hull KR team we performed really well and then we started to make a couple of errors. I expect us to defend better and we didnt. I gave the players some words at half time on making sure we smarten our plays up and we did slightly, overall I was a bit disappointed.
"We needed to see where we were at with some of the young kids and we are not as far forward as I thought we were and we need to work hard with some of these.
"The games at Leigh and Hull KR were always going to be me testing these sort of teams, Thursday at Salford I will play more first teamers. I need to see the youngsters because as we saw last year we may need to rely on some of them as we had to at Leeds and St Helens last year. The only way to find out is to see how they go, some acquited themselves quite well but a couple of them let themselves down."
Asked who impressed in the performance, Shaun picked out both Logan Tomkins and Sam Powell, he added,
"Logan Tomkins did OK as did Sam at Half Back. Paul Prescott played for half an hour and did OK and he will get another opportunity on Thursday. I wasn't surprised with the result yesterday against Hull KR's best team but our standards are high and the excuse we had a young side does not wash with me. I want the best result and performance no matter what."
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