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Super League: Shaun Wane sad to see Pat Richards leave Wigan

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Super League: Shaun Wane sad to see Pat Richards leave Wigan

Shaun Wane: Wanted to give Pat Richards a new deal

He's an outstanding individual. I wanted to give him a new deal - I don't want him to go.

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Shaun Wane insisted he did everything to prevent Pat Richards from leaving Wigan, after watching the Australian kick the Warriors to a 28-20 win at Hull.

The Warriors announced on the morning of the game that the 32-year-old would be returning to the Wests Tigers at the end of the season after eight years at Wigan.

He has scored almost 2,500 points and produced a faultless six-from-six display at Hull to guide Wigan to the top of the Super League table.

"He told me a couple of weeks ago that he was going and I really admire him,"

Wane said. "He's a good man who has done a lot of things that people don't know about behind the scenes at this club, things in team meetings and things like that.

"He's an outstanding individual. I wanted to give him a new deal - I don't want him to go.

"But his kids are at an age where they are ready to start school and his mind was made up. I have kids, I know what it's like, so I understand it. Paddy has loved it here but he wants to go."

On the game, he added: "I expected that, Hull are a good team who were never going to go away. That was the sort of game we needed, we needed a tough game and we got one.

Grinding

"The players knew they were up against it, the conditions made it slower and I am happy with the win. We weren't at our best but ended up grinding out the win."

Hull's defeat was their first in five games, and coach Peter Gentle hit out at referee Richard Silverwood.

"I am extremely disappointed with the way the game was refereed and I will have plenty of questions for (referee boss) Steve Ganson this week," he said.

"I will have to choose my words very carefully, but everyone knows what they saw. I can't say what I saw. The boys tell me that their first try was a forward pass and that Josh Charnley didn't touch the ball down when he scored.

"I'm disappointed but the effort we put in.. I am proud of them but we're not happy to just get close to them. We're disappointed we didn't win but we have an improvement in us."

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First Utility Super League Table - February 26 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
2 St Helens 2 4
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Warrington Wolves 2 4
5 Wigan Warriors 2 3
6 Hull FC 2 2
7 Catalans Dragons 2 2
8 Widnes Vikings 2 1
9 Castleford Tigers 2 0
10 Hull K R 2 0
11 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
12 Salford Red Devils 2 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Thursday 26th February
20:00Leeds vs Huddersfield
Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington
19:30Salford vs Hull
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan
15:00Widnes vs Wakefield
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull vs Leeds
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield vs Widnes
20:00Castleford vs Wigan
Today's Results
TimeResult
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Sunday 15th February
Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R
Saturday 14th February
Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford
Friday 13th February
Hull 6 - 7 Warrington
Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes
Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield
Thursday 12th February
Salford 6 - 52 St Helens
Sunday 8th February
Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield
Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull
Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds
Saturday 7th February
Warrington 22 - 8 Salford

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