Wigan Warriors’ six game winning run which sent them top of the league and included wins over the likes of St Helens and Warrington Wolves ended tonight as they lost to Hull FC in a surprise result.
After the game, Matt Peet spoke on Sky Sports and explained what went wrong citing the first half as where the game was lost:
“The first half we weren’t where we needed to be particularly defensively. We didn’t get our first contact right and they rolled us down field. I don’t think our energy was there.
“In the second half I think that energy was there but ultimately our execution let us down.
“Credit to Hull, they were very desperate in defensive areas and we weren’t good enough to get the win.”
He went on to say that his players know that they had let themselves down in that first half:
“They knew that they had missed the start and that Hull were the better team and that a few individuals weren’t there.
“I was quite happy that the energy was there in the second.
“I think there were a few individuals who weren’t quite where they needed to be and they will be self critical.
“Credit to Hull though, they had a lot of energy and were very desperate.”
Later in his press conference, Peet added: “Hull were full of energy and they were very motivated which we thought that they would be.”
He did praise returnee Iain Thornley who scored Wigan’s two tries:
“I thought Iain (Thornley) was excellent. His desire was evident, I loved the way he carried the ball and I’m really pleased for him. He’s worked really hard and it’s pleasing to see.”