Challenge Cup: Wigan Warriors' Shaun Wane full of respect for Dewsbury Rams

Last Updated: 18/03/14 6:07pm

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Shaun Wane: Insists Wigan Warriors will be professional against Dewsbury Rams

Shaun Wane: Insists Wigan Warriors will be professional against Dewsbury Rams

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Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane insists Dewsbury Rams will be no push-overs after the teams were paired together in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup.

The Warriors are the holders following their 16-0 win over Hull FC last season and the Super League club will be the heavy favourites to progress at Tetleys Stadium.

Dewsbury are third in the Kingstone Press Championship this term with three wins and a loss to date and Wane insists Wigan will make the trip to West Yorkshire in the right frame of mind.

"It would have been nice to have a home draw but, if you look at all the Super League teams that have been drawn together, we need to be happy with that," he said.

"I remember going to Featherstone a few years ago and it was a very tough game. This will be very similar so we won't be taking it easy.


"Our preparation will be good and we'll be going there with a good attitude ready for a tough game."

Warrington have won three of the last five cups although co-captain Ben Westwood knows the Wolves will have a tricky task winning away at Hull KR in the fourth round.

"It's always tough at Hull KR," Westwood said. "They are pretty good on their home ground. I am sure they will have a full house and get their fans behind them.

"They're a good team. They've bought well this year and they've been putting in some good performances of late but getting pipped at the end."

Salford Red Devils will be the underdogs at Hull FC and owner Marwan Koukash has joked the Black and Whites will not want to return to Wembley, tweeting: "Our Friends at Hull FC are not greedy. They visited Wembley last year and won't want to deny us the same visit this year."

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