Matt Peet reflects on Wigan Warriors’ 48-4 win over Catalans Dragons

Wigan Warriors became only the eighth side in Super League history to win all their home games in a regular season as the Cherry and Whites defeated a young and inexperienced Catalans side 48-4 at the DW Stadium.

It wasn’t exactly the preparation Matt Peet would have planned for the play-offs expecting a battle against a play-off rival and instead meeting a Catalans side with 10 debutants and only one player with a first 13 squad number in the shape of number 7 Josh Drinkwater.

So, in circumstances like this what did Peet make of the performance and the win?

Well after the game, Peet told Sky Sports: “I think it was a professional performance, a tricky game. We did some things well. I think physically and effort wise, the execution at times wasn’t great.

“Catalans are a tough team and although there were some new players in there, they did their club proud. I thought it was good for French rugby league. It was very spirited.”

After this Jenna Brooks told him that four of the teams to end the regular season unbeaten at home went on to win the Grand Final hoping to get Peet’s thoughts on this.

Instead, Peet simply said, “that’s a terrible stat” and walked away in a comical moment as Brooks was left high and dry.

It does mean that if Wigan win one more home game – their semi-final on Friday 16th September – they will return to the Grand Final maintaining their record of playing in an average of every other Grand Final.

They may have to do it without both Cade Cust and Liam Farrell with both confirmed as doubts moving into the semi-finals.

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