St Helens head coach has hailed the Saints-Wigan derby as the ‘biggest’ in rugby league.
Those comments come ahead of the Good Friday clash between the old, bitter rivals as St Helens and Wigan Warriors sit first and second in Super League.
For Saints boss Kristian Woolf, he cannot wait for the occasion.
“I’m really looking forward to it, the players are as well and it’s a game the players get excited for and want to be a part of,” Woolf told Saints TV.
“You can feel the intensity in training, they love these sort of games and can’t wait to get out there.
“It’s about what the game is and the occasion and the rivalry and Wigan feel exactly the same way.
“It’s a derby, it’s the biggest derby in our game and one of the oldest and it’s got a different feeling to it on Good Friday too.”
Woolf also revealed that his side will not change much from the one that overcame Catalans Dragons with ease in the Challenge Cup semi-final.
“We won’t be much different to last week – everyone except Curtis Sironen is available so we will have to figure out what to do on that right edge.”