Super League: Shaun Wane’s Wigan welcome Hull FC in Super 8s
As the business end of the Super League season approaches, Wigan are preparing themselves for another attempt to win the Grand Final.
They are overwhelmingly odds-on at 1/50 with Coral for victory, after sweeping aside Catalans Dragons in an emphatic 42-16 victory last time out, with Matty Bowen the star of the show as he crashed over for a brace of tries.
The full back is 15/2 to cross the whitewash first, having also scored a brace of tries against the Airlie Birds already this season.
Hull’s Tom Lineham and Wigan winger Joe Burgess, meanwhile, make an interesting sub-plot, with the duo both tied on 21 tries at the top of the Super League scoring charts. They are 18/1 and 6/1 respectively to scamper over first.
Airlie Birds youngster Brad Fash, though is adamant that his side aren’t going just to make up the numbers.
“There is no reason why the young blokes coming in such as myself can’t step up and play well,” Fash said.
“If we play with the enthusiasm and the energy that Lee [Radford] is asking for I don’t see why we can’t go out there and put up a good performance.
“Every game is a test and Wigan want to come out and win the match to get themselves further up the table. But we want to do the exact same,” he continued.
“We are not here to make up the numbers. We play to win every game, it doesn’t matter where we are in the league.
“We are not heading to Wigan for a joke or a mess-around, we are going to win.”
Wigan, meanwhile, have shown they are a frightening outfit when they hit top gear. With Joel Tomkins, Josh Charnley and Dominic Manfredi also weighing in with incredible seasons, momentum for them is key. They are 12/1, 11/2 and 6/1 respectively to score the first try, while Ben Flower was an unlikely scorer last time out and is 11/4 to crash over anytime.
Coral’s top tip: Burgess first scorer @ 6/1