Matt Peet says his Wigan Warriors need to be better ahead of “ultimate test” and has say on Elland Road

Today is the biggest day of Matt Peet’s coaching career so far as he prepares to lead his team in a Challenge Cup semi-final.

Adding that bit more spice to the occasion is the fact the semi-final will see his Wigan side take on their biggest rivals St Helens at Elland Road this afternoon.

The two are separated by points difference alone at the top of the league at present with Wigan in second place despite boasting the league’s best attack.

So, all these ingredients will add together to create a huge game inside the cauldron that is Elland Road and ahead of the game, Peet had his say on the venue when speaking to Wigan’s official Twitter page: “It does [have a big game feel to it]. This stadium, you feel like you’re coming somewhere different but somewhere quite traditional. It’s a proper English football ground.

“I think it’ll be bouncing come Saturday afternoon.”

However, to give the Wigan fans the best day out possible, Peet will need his side to win and has stated that they need to be better than when they were eventually soundly beaten against the Champions on Good Friday.

That day Wigan took the lead and competed in the first half but eventually the game got away from them resulting in defeat and Peet has stated his side need to learn from that experience: “We need to be better than we were that day. I think we learned some lessons. I think our lads are growing as a team are better for that. We’ll learn some lessons but I think we need to be better fullstop than we were that day and that’s what we’ve been working hard to do.

“We’re showing signs but this is the ultimate test so far this year.”

You can watch the whole interview here:

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