Shaun Wane relieved to progress in Challenge Cup

Gareth Hock
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Wigan Warriors Shaun Wane is relieved to have beaten Featherstone Rovers.

Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane has said that he is relieved to have beaten part-timers Featherstone Rovers in the Challenge Cup.

The Warriors advanced to the quarter-finals of the competition after overcoming Rovers - who had previously upset Castleford in the last round - 32-16 to enable their coach to breathe easily.

"I knew it was going to be tough. I'm just glad we're through to the next round. It was a real old-fashioned cup-tie," said Wane.

"I know what it's like coming here. That is what the Cup is all about and I hope that lives with Featherstone for many years to come. I thought they were outstanding.

"I was uncomfortable. I've watched quite a bit of Featherstone and I knew they could play."

The Championship side were still in the hunt until Warriors winger Josh Charnley went over for his 16th try of the season on 64 minutes and Gareth Hock scored a double.

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