Wigan Warriors Head Coach Adrian Lam admitted his side’s 10-0 win at Hull FC had a real “semi-final feel” to it.
The Warriors bounced back to winning ways to remain in the top four, achieving history in the process by ‘nilling’ their opposition at the own ground on back-to-back occasions.
Despite the fact the game was considered uneventful by many, Lam remained proud of the effort from his players. They did enough to grind out another win.
He said, “That game had a real semi-final feel about it which is what we have had in the last three weeks.
“It was not the prettiest game but we were really proud of our efforts defensively. That is two out of three weeks now where we have held out the opposition at their own home grounds and that is a positive coming out of that today.
“I ‘charged’ the team at half-time and they did alright for each other in that second half and I was really proud of that.
“They worked well together, scoring a couple of tries off kicks as well which was good to see.”
The result also saw Wigan record yet another home and away double over Hull in a single season.
However, Lam has immediately shifted focus to facing league leaders Catalans Dragons at home in the final round, where a win would secure a top four finish.
The Wigan boss is hopeful his side can gain more confidence heading into the play-offs in a bid to reclaim the crown that has eluded them since 2018.
Lam added, “It is important that this part of the year, you have to be a confident team and we have not been that.
“We have had players injured or playing in different positions or suspended and we have just not had that cohesion but it seems as though we have a little of that back right now.
“We are running out of time and that is the key for us. Willie Isa is back next week and we probably will have everyone who is available for selection back next week.
“We have Catalans at home next week which is a big game for both clubs and we have to make sure we get that right.”