2013 Challenge Cup: Wane targets Wigan dominance

Wigan coach Shaun Wane

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane has set his sights on another period of dominance after the Warriors won their 19th Challenge Cup against Hull.

Wigan dominated the Challenge Cup in the 1980s and 1990s when Wembley Stadium became their second home and Wane is hoping to bring those glory days back to the club.

The history of the competition is not lost on Wane and he hopes Saturday’s 16-0 win against Hull will be the start of a new era of dominance for his young side.

“Definitely, I love the heritage we have here,” Wane revealed when asked if the win could signal the start of another run.

“We have the best record in the competition and that is something we embrace. It was hidden away at one time, but I was keen on making sure the players know we’re the most famous club in the world.

“I wanted the players to write their own name in history.”

Wane will be given the chance to take Wigan on such a journey after club owner Ian Lenagan confirmed he has a job as long as the success continues.

The Warriors coach will be rewarded with a new two-year contract following Saturday’s success and the new deals will keep on coming if Wane continues to deliver trophies.

“It was in the letter that I sent with his extension that it would be two years if we win a trophy,” Lenagan revealed.

“It could be three years, four years… All he has to do is carry on winning what Wigan expects of a trophy a year. He could be here for 10 years.”

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