Wane confident ahead of Saints showdown
Wigan coach Shaun Wane is confident his side can see off St Helens in the Challenge Cup on Saturday.
The Warriors secured a 28-10 win at Saints at the start of April and Wane is eager to secure the bragging rights yet again over their fierce rivals. Wigan are currently at the top of the pile in the Super League and head into the game in fine form, and Wane believes if his side start strongly they will have no problem in getting past Saints and reaching the last four. He told the Wigan Evening Post: "If we're properly mentally prepared and we can go out there and smash them as hard as we can, then we've got a good chance of winning the game. "I had to calm the lads down the other day, we had a good smash-up, a real full-on session which we all enjoyed, so we'll be spot on by kick-off time. You've been able to tell that there's a Saints game approaching. "There's been that feistiness this week. "It's a game we badly want to win, and we are determined to win it. "I just want to get one over our arch enemies now. I want to win every single time we play against them. "I hope they arrive at the DW determined, because my lads will be as well." Wigan could be without key winger Pat Richards for the Challenge Cup tie, although Anthony Gelling has impressed in his absence, but prop Paul Prescott is available after a back injury.