Wigan Warriors trail 18-10 away at St Helens at halftime so Matt Peet won’t be the happiest.
In the first half he wasn’t alone in this with official Chris Kendall seemingly unhappy with one element of the game.
As Sky’s commentators said: “Matt Peet won’t be happy with his side’s discipline.” Kendall also seemed frustrated by the Warriors.
The penalty that led to Saints’ final try of the first half came from a head high penalty and Kendall could be heard on Sky Sports shouting at the Wigan charges saying: “You have to get these tackles lowers.”
The Warriors certainly need to. The only difference between them and Saints has been possession.
It has been a great game with Saints striking first in a you score, we score affair.
After an Iain Thornley mistake, St Helens pounced early. Jack Welsby fed a short ball to Joe Batchelor. Wigan defence scrambled to deny him but he twisted and turned to get the ball down.
After a slow start, on their first attacking set a reserve kick back inside and the blistering pace of Jai Field saw him catch out Jack Welsby and score.
Jonny Lomax carved up the Wigan defence, Jai Field tackled him but Lomax still had a chance to ground it still Smithies swooped in and wrapped up the ball.
After that Smithies tackle, Wigan gave away a penalty but going for goal Tommy Makinson hit the post. The Saints were able to get the ball back and eventually got a scrum. Then a lovely move gave Jack Welsby the space to feed Makinson.
Again Wigan were able to get down field and another kick behind, this time from French, wrong footed Jack Welsby who slipped allowing French to pick it up and score.
Welsby got his own back with a key try before the break.