Wane delighted with Wigan effort
Wigan coach Shaun Wane praised the professionalism of his players as the Challenge Cup holders ran out 36-6 winners against Wakefield in the Stobart Super League.
The Warriors backed up their 28-10 win over St Helens on Good Friday with a seven-try demolition of the Wildcats in wet weather conditions at the DW Stadium.
Wane said: "I think with it being wet, two games in a few days, it could have easily got a bit ugly but I have to say it was a professional job. Our backroom staff have been outstanding, the way the likes of (director of performance) Mark Bitcon have prepared the team and what we have done is outstanding."
Wigan led 16-0 at the break thanks to tries from Thomas Leuluai, Anthony Gelling and Darrell Goulding.
Further tries in the second half from George Carmont, who scored twice, Goulding and Josh Charnley extended Wigan's unbeaten run to three matches and moved them to second on the Super League ladder following defeats for Warrington and Hull FC.
Wane made a couple of changes, with Logan Tomkins getting the first start of his career, while Anthony Gelling was handed a rare start.
Former front-rower Wane was happy with their performances, adding: "I thought Logan and Anthony did well. They are two young players who have not played many games and they have come in and acquitted themselves very well. Overall I am very happy and we will get ready for next weekend.
"I know what it is like to play the Easter games and it is hard work, but we got better as the game went on. Mark Bitcon and Mick Turner, our two conditioners, have done a great job in preparing them and we as coaches cannot take any credit for that."
Wakefield coach Richard Agar was understandably upset with seeing his side crash to a third consecutive defeat, but he knows that lack of effort is not a problem.
Agar said: "We completed a lot of sets and looked good with the ball and defensively in the middle of the park we really stood up, but in the first 20 minutes of the second half some back-to-back sets hurt us. The reality of today is that it was a bit of a mismatch in quality of personnel, but for effort and commitment I thought our boys tried hard and gave their all for the 80 minutes."