Shaun Wane gets perfect parting gift as Wigan beat Warrington in Grand Final

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The fairytale finale – but unlike any other fairytale you are likely to have experienced before. There was blood, there was sweat and there were certainly plenty of tears. And, in a week where the word “emotion” has perhaps been thrown around more than ever before in rugby league, on the game’s biggest stage of all, there was an outpouring of which anyone of a Wigan association could only have dreamed this summer.

When it was announced that Shaun Wane’s 35-year association with his hometown club would end this year, it was clear then that Wigan’s season was going to go one of two ways. For a few weeks, as the announcements followed about players such as John Bateman and Sam Tomkins following him out of the door, it looked as though it would be costly.

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Written by Aaron Bower at Old Trafford
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/oct/13/wigan-warrington-super-league-grand-final-match-report under the title “Shaun Wane gets perfect parting gift as Wigan beat Warrington in Grand Final”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.