Lam: ‘It was an ugly win but I love the ugly wins’

Wigan head coach Adrian Lam was proud of his side as they edged to what he described as an ‘ugly win’ over Hull FC.

The Warriors maintained their 100% start to the season with a 16-14 victory against Hull at the DW Stadium, with the match possessing plenty of action and talking points.

Opening up on the game and Jake Connor’s first-half yellow card, Lam said: “I did not see the contact to be honest. Jake Connor got sin-binned for it so it must have been illegal what he did.

“I do not know if he is in any doubt of being missing a week. I would need to look that back over.

“As for the performance, it was an ugly win but I love the ugly wins.

“There is a place and time for them during the season and I think it is exactly what we needed considering we have to play them in the Challenge Cup next week.

“I was proud of our boys and how courageous we were. The game was very much stop, start. It is hard to get a rhythm and momentum during those sort of situations.

“We coughed up a few errors earlier on which put ourselves under pressure and we have ourselves to blame and we have a bit to work on.”

The game was somewhat overshadowed by a racism allegation made by Hull player Andre Savelio, with Wigan’s Tony Clubb apparently in the frame.

Clubb did not return to the field for the second half, however, when questioned on the matter, Lam said: “It was just the way the game panned out that Tony did not have an opportunity to go back on.

“That was my decision and had nothing to do with the allegation.”

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