Shaun Wane

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Shaun Wane
Personal information
Full name Shaun David Wane
Born (1964-09-14) 14 September 1964 (age 49)
Wigan, Lancashire, England
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1982–90 Wigan 149 11 0 0 44
1990–93 Leeds
1993–94 Workington Town
Total 149 11 0 0 44
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1985–86 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2012– Wigan
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Shaun David Wane (born (1964-09-14)14 September 1964) is an English professional rugby league coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the Wigan Warriors in Super League. A player of the 1980s and 1990s, he represented Great Britain, and played for Wigan, Leeds and Workington Town, as a Prop and Back Row forward.

Playing career[edit]

1980s[edit]

Wane joined Wigan from Wigan St Patricks in 1982 and played 149 matches for the club. He won caps for Great Britain in 1984 and 1985 against France.[1] Wane played in Wigan's 14-8 victory over New Zealand at Central Park on 6 October 1985.[2]

He played in Wigan's 34-8 victory over Warrington in the 1985–86 Lancashire Cup final at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on 13 October 1985,[3] He again played in the Front Row and scored a try in Wigan's 18-4 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1985–86 John Player Special Trophy final at Elland Road, Leeds on 11 January 1986,[4]

Wane played in Wigan's 8-0 victory over Warrington in the 1986–87 Premiership final at Old Trafford on 17 May 1987.[5]

Wane helped Wigan to the 1986–87 Championship victory. He played in Wigan's 8-2 victory over Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the 1987 World Club Challenge at Central Park on 7 October 1987.[6] He then played in the 28-16 victory over Warrington in the 1987–88 Lancashire Cup final on 11 October 1987.[7]

He was a substitute in Wigan's 32-12 victory over Halifax in the 1987–88 Challenge Cup final at Wembley on 30 April 1988.[8]

Wane played in the 18-4 victory over Warrington in the 1988–89 John Player Special Trophy final at Burnden Park, Bolton on 7 January 1989,[9]

1990s[edit]

Wane was a substitute in the 24-12 victory over Halifax in the 1989–90 Regal Trophy final at Elland Road on 13 January 1990.[10] He featured in Wigan's 1989–90 Championship-winning team.[11]

In 1990 Wane left Wigan to join Leeds where he spent three seasons. He then joined Workington Town for a season before retiring in 1994.[12]

Coaching career[edit]

In 2003, after working as a scout for the club for three years, Wane was appointed as coach for Wigan's under-18 academy side.[13]

On 7 October 2009 Wane was appointed the assistant coach of Wigan working under new coach Michael Maguire and with player/assistant coach Paul Deacon. He was part of a successful season at Wigan which saw them top the Super League XV table and going on to win Super League with a 22-10 victory over arch rivals St. Helens. Wane also took temporary charge for Wigan's away victories in July over Hull and Leeds whilst Maguire was on compassionate leave.

In October 2011, Wane was appointed Wigan's head coach, replacing Maguire, who had returned to Australia to coach in the National Rugby League.[14]

On October 5th 2013, Wane coached Wigan to win the Super League Grand Final, thus achieving the double, after winning the Challenge Cup Final in August. The previous team to win the double did so in 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "1985 Tour Match: Wigan 14 New Zealand 8". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "1985–1986 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "1985–1986 John Player Special Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "1987 Premiership Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "1987 World Club Challenge". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "1987–1988 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "1987–1988 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "1988–1989 John Player Special Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "1989–1990 John Player Special Trophy Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Profile at wiganwarriorsfans.com". wiganwarriorsfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Wane set to return". Wigan Today. Johnston Press. 24 January 2003. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  14. ^ Wilson, Andy (11 October 2011). "Wigan appoint Shaun Wane – and launch counterattack on rugby union". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 

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