Wane elated after Grand Final win

Wane elated after Grand Final win

Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane believes Saturday's 12-6 Grand Final win over Warrington Wolves was his best ever in rugby league.

The Warriors, the most successful team in English rugby league, had tasted defeat in the last two Grand Finals and they went into the half-time break trailing the Wolves.

Warrington scored the first try of the match through Declan Patton but Wigan dug deep in the second half. Tries from Oliver Gildart and Josh Charnley ensured Wigan lifted the trophy and Wane admits his players deserve tremendous credit.

Wigan have struggled with injuries this season and Wane admits he has been amazed by his players' response.

He told Sky Sports: "I first want to mention Warrington - what Tony Smith has done, they are a champion club. Both sets of fans made it a great atmosphere and it made the win even more special against a champion club like them.

"To come up with a win at the end of the year speaks volumes for our toughness. People don't know the half of it - if they did they would agree with me that this is the best ever win.

"I've just spoken to Kris Radlinski and said 'how have we done this?' The players have just shown so much desire. I don't do much, I have a load of staff behind me who work really hard and this is for them because they put so many hours in.

"We've got a never-say-die attitude. I can't tell you how proud I am of them. The things they've been through this year, the majority of the Wigan fans have stayed with us and they've turned up today in their numbers."