Challenge Cup: Wane out to avoid Broncos banana skin

Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane Challenge Cup

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Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane says there is no risk of complacency creeping into his side ahead of Challenge Cup semis against Broncos.

The Warriors are heavy favourites to book their place in the final and meet either Hull KR or Warrington Wolves at Wembley next month.

However the side that takes on London at Leigh Sports Village will not be a complacent one, as Wigan have come unstuck in Challenge Cup semi-finals in the past.

Last season the Lancashire outfit were beaten by rivals Leeds Rhinos at the John Smith?s Stadium and back in 2007 they were undone by the Catalans Dragons, who they were both expected to beat.

That defeat to the Perpignan club in particular has stuck in the memories of many of the veterans at Wigan and although Wane was not manager at that time, he and his players have not forgotten the disappointment.

He said: “I went to that game and the players have reminded me about it.

“They’ve had a chat about it. That should have been a dead-set win for us, a similar position to what London are in.

“Catalan turned up and before our players got off the coach they scored 24 points. We don’t want that feeling again.”

The Broncos currently find themselves just three points off the bottom of the Super League table, in what has been another difficult campaign for the club.

This season?s Challenge Cup has been something of a relief for London and they will not want to go out of the competition with a whimper, as they hope to book their first final spot since 1999.

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