Shaun Wane

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Shaun Wane
Personal information
Full name Shaun David Wane
Nickname Waney
Born (1964-09-14) 14 September 1964 (age 51)
Wigan, Lancashire, England
Playing information
Height 6FT 0In
Weight 15st 8lb
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%
2011– Wigan Warriors 126 87 3 36 69
Source: RLP coaching

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 Wigan Warriors.

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 the 14-8 victory over New Zealand at Central Park on 6 October 1985.[2]

Wane played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in Wigan's 18-26 defeat by St. Helens in the 1984 Lancashire Cup final during the 1984–85 season at Central Park, Wigan, on Sunday 28 October 1984, played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10, in the 34-8 victory over Warrington in the 1985 Lancashire Cup final during the 1985–86 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 13 October 1985.[3] He Right-Prop, and scored a try in the 18-4 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the John Player Special Trophy final during the 1985–86 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 11 January 1986.[4]

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

Wane helped Wigan to the Championship victory during the 1986–87 season. He won the man of the match in the 8-2 victory over Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the 1987 World Club Challenge at Central Park on 7 October 1987.[6]

Wane was an Interchange/substitute in the 32-12 victory over Halifax in the 1988 Challenge Cup final during the 1987–88 season at Wembley on Saturday 30 April 1988.[7]

Wane played Right-Prop in the 28-16 victory over Warrington in the 1987 Lancashire Cup final during the 1987–88 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, on Sunday 11 October 1987.[8]

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

1990s[edit]

Wane played as an Interchange/Substitute, i.e. number 15, (replacing Prop Ian Lucas on 21 minutes) in the 24-12 victory over Halifax in the Regal Trophy final during the 1989–90 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 13 January 1990.[10] He featured in Wigan's Championship victory during the 1989–90 season.[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 go on to win the Super League Grand Final with a 22-10 victory over rivals St Helens. During the season Wane took temporary charge of the first team for Wigan's away victories in July over Hull FC 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 5 October 2013, Wane coached Wigan to victory in the 2013 Super League Grand Final, thus achieving the double that year after winning the Challenge Cup Final in August. The previous team to win the double was St Helens 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 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "1987–1988 Lancashire 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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