A hard Wane ready for Warriors’ Final reckoning
AFTER 168 games, 13,440 minutes, 7,354 points, it all comes down to this.
One game under the Old Trafford lights to decide who will be crowned the 2018 Betfred Super League Champions. Warrington, the renaissance men of 2018, came good in the semis against St Helens, who had looked red-hot all season long.
And what about favourites Wigan? Flattering to deceive for much of this season but come the Super 8s, Shaun Wane’s men were unbeaten.
The Warriors are course and distance specialists and it will take a monumental effort to deny them tonight.
But Warrington are more than capable of doing just that.
They have already beaten Wigan twice this season, including an outside back division of eye-catching performance in the their own. Dom Manfredi looks Challenge Cup which saw them like he’s never been away despite keep the Warriors scoreless. two years on the sidelines, and
The Wolves pack, led by Sam Tomkins will be Ben Murdoch-Masila and PEARSON’S desperate to mark the end captain Chris Hill, is of his Wigan career with top class. a win.
And the back three Regardless of the of Stefan Ratchford, result, the full-time former Wigan man whistle on Saturday Josh Charnley and will be loaded with Tom Lineham are all narrative and emotion. proven match-winners. If Wigan win, then they
The Warriors have a razorsharp will have given departing coach Wane the perfect send off as well as players Tomkins and John Bateman.
A Warrington win would break their Grand Final hoodoo and Steve Price will be hailed for orchestrating an incredible turnaround in his first season.
FAREWELL: Shaun Wane