Matt Peet explains why Wigan Warriors defeated Toulouse Olympique as he praises duo

After a shock defeat to Wakefield last week, Wigan absolutely needed to bounce back with a win last night as Toulouse came to town.

The win came and arrived in style as Wigan continued to shine in attack as they’ve done all season with the Warriors putting 50 passed the French side to move three points clear of Huddersfield in the race for second place and maintain their faint hopes of the League Leaders’ Shield.

After the game, coach Matt Peet spoke about the performance on the Wigan website.

He believed it was a professional showing and what Wigan needed as they head towards the end of the season: “Job done. It was a professional performance, I think the lads applied themselves and were committed and brought energy at the right times. I don’t think it was there for 80-minutes, you could see that we’d come off the back of a short turnaround but when we needed to raise the intensity of the game, I thought we did.

“I thought the individuals that we brought in, namely Abbas, inspired us through the energy that he brought.”

He also believed that the returning duo of John Bateman and Liam Farrell played a key role in the boost in the performance after a disappointing defeat to Wakefield.

He said: “I thought they both had some good moments in the game but they just lift us, lift our standards and talk in the changing rooms leadership-wise. It probably wasn’t the ideal game where you see that leadership but going into the later stage of the season they’re going to be invaluable.”

Read all of Peet’s post-match thoughts here.

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