Wigan Warriors' Shaun Wane hails Josh Charnley

Wane hails Charnley
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Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane is full of praise for Josh Charnley for scoring 41 tries in the Super League this season.

Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane has hailed Josh Charnley for becoming the first player to score 40 tries in a season during the Super League era.

The 22-year-old surpassed the previous record of 39 held jointly by Lesley Vainikolo and Danny McGuire with two tries against Huddersfield Giants on Thursday, taking his tally to 41 in the process.

"He's getting what he deserves - he's in the England set-up and he's scoring tries for fun for us," BBC Sport quotes Wane as saying. "He has been consistent and he trains the way he plays. He's a great advert for any young kid wanting to play the game.

"The way we completed our sets and played at the right end of the field in difficult conditions - those were the quality things that we did and were the telling factors.

"Everybody said we were going to lose the game and that was a great motivating factor for the team. But everyone inside the dressing-room all knew that if we played the way we can, we could win the game and we proved that."

Wigan won the qualifying playoff against Huddersfield 22-8.

Wigan's Blake Green scores a second half try against Huddersfield during their Super League playoff match on September 12, 2013
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