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Wane: Smith row is old news

Wigan head coach Shaun Wane insists there is no bad blood with Warrington counterpart Tony Smith ahead of the sides' Super League meeting on Thursday.

Wane was unhappy with the Australia-born coach's decision to assist the Sydney Roosters in their preparations for this year's World Club Challenge - but insists the issue is now forgotten.

"He can do what he wants," said Wane. "He did do exactly what he wanted to do and it's different to what I would have done.

"We move on. It's a few weeks ago now and I've got over it.

No mention

"My players have not mentioned it and we're just going there to put in a good performance and hopefully take the points.

"There's no animosity from me. He's always done what he wants and did so again on this occasion. It's of no concern to me what he does."

Both champions Wigan and the Wolves have endured indifferent starts to the 2014 Super League - suffering a pair of defeats each.