“The league leader's shield is a massive step towards getting into that Grand Final”
Wigan captain Sean O'Loughlin
Leeds Rhinos beat St Helens at Old Trafford, having finished fifth at the end of the regular season.
Wigan lead Super League by three points with four matches left to play, and captain Sean O'Loughlin believes topping the table will give the Warriors a big psychological advantage heading into the end-of-season play-offs.
"The league leader's shield is a massive step towards getting into that Grand Final," said O'Loughlin.
"If you can get that, it shows you've gone into the play-offs with some good form and been playing some good rugby.
"We just missed out on it last year and we didn't go so well in the play-offs. That was probably because we stumbled into them a little bit."
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