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Daryl Powell questions big decisions in defeat to Wigan

Daryl Powell’s Warrington Wolves side’s unbeaten start to the season came to an end on Friday night against Wigan Warriors.

After the game, Powell conceded that his emerging side were taught a lesson by their big rivals in the rain.

However, he was left flabbergasted by his side’s disallowed tries. To many Greg Minikin’s late try that was disallowed was a contentious decision and would have set up a grand stand finish had it been given.

“It was a lesson in wet weather football, we got one tonight,” Powell acknowledged,

“I thought Wigan played very well, I thought they put us under heaps of pressure and in the first half I thought we just had no territory at all but we were still in the game.

“In the second half it was much the same. We didn’t get a repeat set until something like 76 minutes.”

He went on to question why his side’s tries were chalked off: “There is some lessons there but there is also the fact that we have a couple of tries disallowed and I am not too sure why.

“You can win games from being under extreme pressure and we will get a decent from tonight and move on.

“You don’t go through seasons undefeated so we just learn the lessons, improve from it and come out of it better.”

When it was raised to him about wet weather being Grand Final weather, Powell said:

“Grand Finals are generally chucking it down and we have a bit of work to do to make sure we are challenging for that.

“We have started great, that was a real lesson there for us and we need to make sure we learn from that and if we do then tonight will be another step on the journey.”

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