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20th February 2016, 09:38 | Wigan

Shaun Wane: "The World Club games mean everything to me."

Shaun Wane:

Wigan coach Shaun Wane is relishing tonight's World Club Series re- match with Brisbane Broncos.

Wigan Warriors Head Coach Shaun Wane has urged his side to make history as the Warriors prepare to face Brisbane Broncos at the DW Stadium on Saturday night.

The fixture is a repeat of last year's World Club Series game which saw the Broncos come up with a 14-12 golden-point win and Wane is hopeful of writing another memorable chapter of what he calls an 'iconic' fixture.

"It's going to be a great game," he said.

"It means a lot to the people of Wigan to have this fixture. The Wigan v Brisbane fixture is an iconic part of our history - we've had some great games against them in the past and last year was no different."

Last year's fixture was the fifth time the two clubs had come together but Wigan, who picked up a shock 20-14 win against the Broncos at ANZ Stadium in 1994, are still yet to defeat Wayne Bennett's men on home turf. 

Wane added: "Last year, we dominated the game for long periods and nearly got the win but just came up short. I'm sure Brisbane knew they had been in a game.

"On Saturday, we're looking to make our own bit of history and beat Brisbane at home for the first time.

"Without a doubt we're a better side than we were last year", he continued.

"We beat Huddersfield last week and we would probably have lost that game last season. 

"There's a much better mental toughness about the team now and hopefully that will help get us a win this weekend.

"The World Club games mean everything to me. I want to be going up against the best coaches and best teams.

"It's a great competition - I love it. Anything we can do to spread it internationally, we'll get behind as a club. I know Ian (Lenagan, Chairman) and Kris (Radlinski, General Manager) are massive fans of it. 

"I believe we've got the best game in the world so, the more people watch it, the better - I'm definitely up for that."