Super League: Full strength Warriors to face Dragons

Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane

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Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane claims he will be picking his best possible side for clash against Catalans Dragons on Saturday despite looming trip to Wembley.

Wane has not yet given up hope of winning the League Leader’s Shield, despite falling three points behind leaders Huddersfield Giants following their home defeat to the West Yorkshire outfit on Friday night.

The Warriors boss hopes captain Sean O’Loughlin, the massively influential full-back Sam Tomkins and scrum-half Matty Smith will be available to face Catalans as he looks to overhaul the Giants.

“They can slip up. We just need to win all of our games and give ourselves a chance,” he said.

“We’ve had two horrendous spells of injuries this year. For us to be pushing Huddersfield – I’m very pleased about that. I’ll not be giving anything up and we’ll be trying like hell to win at Catalans Dragons.”

A week after the trip to France, Wigan take part in one of the two show piece events in the calendar when they take on Hull FC in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley and Wane is looking forward to the event but says he will not be picking a weakened side against the Dragons.
He said: “I’ll select my best team.

“Then we’ve got a great week the week after, going to Wembley. I’m looking forward to it and the players are really pumped.”

Following the Wembley showdown, Wigan travel to their cup final opponents Hull FC in the Super League, before hosting the champions Leeds Rhinos in the final two rounds of the regular season.

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