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.
Winning head coach Matt Peet made a scary admission on his side – they can get even better!
“We can do some things a lot better but everyone is aware what wins games this time of year and that’s the commitment to the performance,” Peet said on Sky Sports after the game.
“We can attack a lot better and even our defence wasn’t perfect but people were covering their backs for each other.
“We will have to be technically better to get what we want this year, but we looked like a great bunch of mates.”
Peet also referenced the people he thought stood out.
“Brad O’Neill was superb for a young lad through against what is basically the England pack and John Bateman did some special things. Mike Cooper stood up.
“They will take some beating in the play-offs but tonight is for us.”