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  • Richards, Smith, Tomkins (3), Farrell, Thornley, Charnley,
    TRYs: Tomkins,
    Goals: Richards (5),
  • Super League
  • 1st Feb 2013
  • KO 20:00
  • Att: 5,383

Super League: Wigan head coach Shaun Wane on the victory over Salford

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Super League: Wigan head coach Shaun Wane on the victory over Salford

Shaun Wane: Was pleased with Wigan's thrashing of Salford

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Wigan head coach Shaun Wane had a message for the critics after seeing his side crush Salford 42-0 in their Super League opener.

The new-look Reds had no answer to the Warriors, who made a mockery of questions over their title credentials by running in eight tries that included a hat-trick for star man Sam Tomkins.

Wane said afterwards: "I heard all those comments about us but I know we can play.

"That wasn't a complete performance - too many penalties and a little loose in contact. Once we fix that up we will be okay this year. It blew the cobwebs out. We had a few players a bit rusty but I'm happy with the performance.

"I knew it was going to be a test in the early period and all credit to them for sticking at it, but I thought we were quite good today."

Reds counterpart Phil Veivers said: "We didn't help ourselves throughout the game. In the first half we conceded two really poor tries.

"We came out in the second half and didn't get a lot of the ball. We were very poor with our skill levels, our execution of the skill and some decisions made defensively were poor.

"But I have always said we are probably three months behind every other club because we haven't had a pre-season.

"In that side were three bodies who haven't really trained with us. There might be some mitigating circumstances but at the end of the day you go on the field and you are able to make a tackle and pass a ball. That let us down tonight."

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