Kristian Woolf explains why his St Helens side fell to defeat at Wigan Warriors and answers question on Konrad Hurrell injury

Wigan Warriors took on St Helens tonight at the DW Stadium in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Saints were the first on the board through a Jonny Lomax penalty, but Bevan French crossed the whitewash in the tenth minute to send Wigan into the lead.

The Warriors were in the mood not to mess around tonight and they had another just after the midway point in the first-half with Jai Field crossing off a brilliant Harry Smith break.

Konrad Hurrell thought he had replied for the visitors from dummy-half, but superb defence from Liam Marshall ensured the Tongan enforcer was kept out.

With Saints tiring, the Warriors hit again through Liam Farrell as Smith added the extras to make it 18-2 after 35 minutes.

Half-time came at the right time for Saints and it was clear that Kristian Woolf had had a few words at the break as the visitors registered a try through Joey Lussick on the hour.

However, a runaway try from Marshall sent the Warriors home and hosed just before Joe Batchelor registered a consolation effort as Ben Davies missed two conversions as Wigan notched up a 24-10 lead.

And, French had just enough time to notch up his second as the hooter sounded after being fed by Field once more. Smith rounded off a perfect night with the boot to make it 30-10 and maintain Wigan’s 100% home record.

Losing head coach Kristian Woolf gave credit to Wigan but also feels his side will learn a lot more from this game than the Warriors.

“Wigan deserve a lot of credit – they played really well tonight,” Woolf said live on Sky Sports.

“We weren’t quite good enough but we will learn a lot out of that game.

“We had a lot of young blokes out there and they will learn from it. There were too many errors that were unforced and concentration errors and you can’t make them.

“I think we were all under pressure and they defended well. We panicked a little bit from that, but we take more from that game than they do. We weren’t at the best defensively.”

When asked about Konrad Hurrell after the Tongan international looked in pain clutching his arm, Woolf admitted: “I will get to that, there are a few blokes banged up and that’s the way it is at the moment.”

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