Wigan Warriors boss Matt Peet says his side have learned their lessons from their previous clash against title rivals St Helens, as they prepare to meet in the Betfred Super League at Magic Weekend (St Helens 8/15, Draw 18/1, Wigan 13/8 – Match Result).
The Warriors are hoping to move level on points with St Helens this weekend, with only two points separating them after the first 17 games of the campaign.
Kristian Woolf’s men have won the previous three Grand Finals and they are on track to become the first team in Super League history to win four on the spin.
Wigan are hoping to be the team to end their dominance and Peet has talked up his team’s chances ahead of Saturday’s battle at St James’ Park in Newcastle.
The Cherry and Whites ran out 22-4 winners back in April, but Peet says his troops have become more “resilient” and “adaptable”.
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He told Wigan Today: “At the Magic Weekend, and particularly in this game, form and availability of players really count for nothing, as we have learnt throughout the years.
“We are evolving as a group and have shown signs of improvement. The chances are we’ll dip again. Hopefully, it won’t be this week, but the season is very much a journey. You just try to be consistent.
“At the moment, we are doing alright. We are more resilient and adaptable. We can handle things being thrown at us a little bit more because we’ve been through quite a bit together.
“The table doesn’t come into my thinking this week; there’s loads of reasons for us to want to play well. We just want to progress as a team.”
Wigan’s clash with Saints is one of three at Magic Weekend on Saturday, with Wakefield Trinity facing Toulouse at 14:30 while Leeds Rhinos take on Castleford Tigers at 19:00 (Leeds 4/6, Draw 18/1, Castleford 13/10 – Match Result).
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