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Wane wants Wigan return Down Under

23rd of February 2014
Wane wants Wigan return Down Under

Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane's enthusiasm for the World Club Challenge remains undimmed by his side's defeat to Sydney Roosters.

Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane's enthusiasm for the World Club Challenge remains undimmed by his side's comprehensive defeat at the hands of Sydney Roosters.


Wane took the gamble of taking his team to Australia for the annual challenge match in the hope of repeating the club's famous victory over Brisbane Broncos in 1994, but they were no match for the NRL champions at the Sydney Football Stadium.


The First Utility Super League champions never recovered from the shock of conceding three tries in the first 22 minutes, although England winger Josh Charnley scored two tries on his 100th appearance during a brief comeback before his team went down 36-14 in front of a 31,515 crowd.


"The trip has been a great experience and we have loved it," Wane said. "That sort of speed of game has been a great experience for my young players and it has given them the want to come back here again and we will.


"I want to win the competition in England and come back here again - there is no question about that."


Wigan, who return to action against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats at the DW Stadium next Sunday, took a fortnight out from their domestic commitments in order to become the first Super League team to play the WCC down under.

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