Matt Peet reveals whether Cade Cust is likely to play in the play-offs after the Wigan Warriors halfback picked up elbow injury in 48-4 win over Catalans Dragons

Tonight Wigan secured their unbeaten home record for the regular season in 2022 meaning if they win their final home game of the season, a semi-final on the 16th September, they will return to the Grand Final maintaining their remarkable record of appearing in every other Grand Final since 2016 which was also their third consecutive Grand Final appearance.

They’ll need their best players playing to wrestle the trophy away from St Helens and many of them shone tonight with Bevan French and Liam Marshall scoring twice whilst Jai Field caused havoc when facing off against a young Catalans side before he was given a deserved rest ahead of the play-offs.

He was joined by another key Wigan player in Cade Cust who picked up a nasty elbow injury in tonight’s 48-4 win.

He went straight down the tunnel and remerged in a sling.

After the game Matt Peet addressed whether we’re likely to see Cust play in Wigan’s next game – a semi-final in a fortnight’s time.

“If you ask me now,” Peet said when asking if Cust would play in the semi, “I’d say a doubt it. The semi-final I’d imagine will be too soon.

“It’s very early days. We have our fingers crossed.”

Fortunately Wigan welcomed back experienced halfback/hooker Thomas Leuluai who helped guide Wigan to Challenge Cup glory earlier this season when he replaced Cust late on in the final when he picked up a different elbow injury in the capital.

The Warriors are also set to welcome back Sam Powell for the play-offs whilst tonight’s Man of the Match Harry Smith is cemented in the Wigan halves and Peet showered him in praise: “He’s kicking well, more often than not he turns four into six. He’s building a game which is credit to the coaching staff but most importantly credit to him and his game.”

He wouldn’t comment on whether he should be England’s number seven saying: “I don’t like getting involved in that. We have some top halves in George [Williams] and Jonny Lomax but sometimes in these tournaments it’s a young player who comes out of the blue and grips them and it could be Harry but there’s a few queuing up there.

“I’d love to see him in that team, I’d love to see any player who’s come through our system playing. Whoever Shaun picks I’ll be behind them.”

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