“Anybody know if Derek Beaumont was at the game tonight” – How social media reacted to Wigan’s comeback win against Leigh

In a mouth-watering Lancashire derby to start Super League with a bang, Wigan defied the odds coming back from 18-0 down to win 20-18 and break Leigh hearts.

Despite ending up on the losing side Leigh earnt rave reviews for their fast start and aggressive approach as they proved they aren’t here just to make up the numbers.

Liam Hood was showered in praise. The former Leeds man is now Leigh skipper and produced a superb captain’s performance.

Sadly, the dynamic hooker ended the game on the losing side as Wigan showed great determination to battle back having trailed at halftime. Adding to their gutsy comeback was the sad loss of new signing Jai Field to a hamstring injury.

In an interesting twist the stand-off started on the wing in what many believed was a strange move with Jackson Hastings unavailable.

He’ll miss 6 weeks with a hamstring injury.

Speaking of injuries Greg Inglis was on Sky to talk about the game and also revealed how long he could be out for – it doesn’t sound good for Warrington fans.

However, even more gutted than Warrington fans was Leigh owner Derek Beaumont. As his side lost their grip on the game many wondered if he’d disappeared.

Fear not, Beaumont took to twitter after the game to say just how proud he was of his side after a gutsy return to Super League.

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