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Warrington Wolves host Wigan Warriors at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Thursday in a repeat of last year's Grand Final as Round Six of the Super League season gets underway, live on Sky Sports.
The last time the sides met was in October - when the Super League crown was at stake - with the Warriors prevailing 30-16 at Old Trafford.
Despite Shaun Wane's side claiming victory in Manchester, the Wolves have prevailed in three of the last five clashes, while the sides battled out a 17-17 stalemate in their first meeting last term.
Hostilities between the north-west rivals heightened in pre-season, when Wolves head coach Tony Smith agreed to advise NRL's Sydney Roosters ahead of the World Club Challenge, which Wigan lost 36-14.
However, Wane is willing to lay his grievances aside, as he switches focus to the 2014 domestic campaign.
"He can do what he wants," said Wane. "He did do exactly what he wanted to do and it's different to what I would have done.
"We move on. It's a few weeks ago now and I've got over it."
Both sides have endured a turbulent start to the new season, with a pair of defeats each, but Warrington enter with a two-point advantage having played one more game than their opponents.
Despite starting the season with consecutive defeats, Wolves have bounced back with a trio of victories against Hull FC, London Broncos and Salford Red Devils but captain Ben Westwood insists there is no room for complacency.
"There's always a nice rivalry between us and Wigan, and I'm sure it will be a great game to watch and a great game for Rugby League," he told the club's official site.
"I think form goes out of the window when it comes to these matches. All the lads are really looking forward to it."
Wolves boss Smith has the luxury of a fully fit squad and names an unchanged side from their 28-18 victory over Salford last Friday.
Warriors head coach Wane remains without two key players ahead of the 13-mile trip south.
Club captain Sean O'Loughlin misses out with a shoulder injury, while hooker Michael McIlorum will serve the second of his three-match ban.
Wolves: Asotasi, Atkins, Bridge, B Evans, R Evans, Grix, Higham, Hill, Laithwaite, J Monaghan, M Monaghan, Myler, O'Brien, Ormsby, Ratchford, Riley, Russell, Waterhouse, Westwood
Warriors: Bateman, Bowen, Burgess, Charnley, Clubb, Crosby, Farrell, Flower, Gelling, Goulding, Green, Hughes, James, Pettybourne, Smith, Taylor, Thornley, Tomkins, Williams
You can see all the action from the Halliwell Jones Stadium as Warrington Wolves take on Wigan Warriors on Thursday live on Sky Sports 1HD from 8pm
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First Utility Super League Table
|4||Salford Red Devils||7||7|
|11||Hull K R||6||4|
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|Thursday 26th March|
|20:00||Salford Red Devils vs Widnes Vikings|
|Friday 27th March|
|20:00||Castleford Tigers vs Hull FC|
|20:00||Wigan Warriors vs Wakefield Wildcats|
|20:00||Hull K R vs St Helens|
|20:00||Warrington Wolves vs Huddersfield Giants|
|Saturday 28th March|
|17:00||Catalans Dragons vs Leeds Rhinos|
|Thursday 2nd April|
|20:00||Hull vs Hull K R|
|20:00||Wakefield vs Catalans Dragons|
|20:00||Widnes vs Warrington|
|Friday 3rd April|
|12:45||Castleford vs Leeds|
|First Utility Super League|
|Sunday 22nd March|
|Widnes Vikings 20 - 16 Hull K R|
|Wakefield Wildcats 14 - 44 Huddersfield Giants|
|Friday 20th March|
|Leeds Rhinos 26 - 14 Wigan Warriors|
|Castleford Tigers 30 - 16 Salford Red Devils|
|Hull FC 33 - 22 Catalans Dragons|
|Thursday 19th March|
|St Helens 32 - 24 Warrington Wolves|
|Sunday 15th March|
|Hull K R 50 - 20 Catalans Dragons|
|Salford Red Devils 24 - 18 Wakefield Wildcats|
|Friday 13th March|
|Widnes Vikings 20 - 30 St Helens|
|Wigan Warriors 13 - 12 Hull FC|
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