Shaun Wane: Wigan Warriors coach says new format 'suits' team

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Wigan Warriors sit third in Super League after 22 matches

Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane believes Super League's new structure could benefit his side as they bid to reach a third consecutive Grand Final.

Wigan are third in Super League with one game to play before the top two tiers split into three groups of eight.

The top eight teams will play each other once, with the top four reaching the play-off semi-finals.

"To be honest, it suits us because we seem to play well under pressure," Wane told BBC Radio Manchester.

"When there's a chance we're going to get beat, in the games which we should be winning, we seem to struggle and come up with a scratchy performance."

Wane, now in his fourth season as Wigan's head coach, believes the new league structure has proved to be a success thus far.

"The concept has worked, I think," he added. "The RFL (Rugby Football League) wanted to make it more exciting and I think it's definitely done that.

"There's not been many games where you can guarantee who's going to win it, which has been very exciting for the fans."

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