Wigan Warriors took on the Warrington Wolves tonight at the DW Stadium live on Sky Sports.
Wigan thought they had scored first when Bevan French appeared to finish off a superb pass from Jai Field, but it was chalked off with French in touch.
As such, Warrington went up the other end and broke the deadlock when Ben Currie rose highest to claim a George Williams kick. There was controversy about the matter with Currie appearing to lose the ball over the line but video referee Liam Moore awarded the effort.
The Wolves almost had another before half-time but George Williams’ pass went miles forward with Josh Thewlis on the inside.
And, to punish Warrington, Wigan right up the other end and scored a scorcher on the stroke of half-time with an incredible Sam Halsall try.
Jake Bibby dotted down just after the break to send Wigan into the lead for the first time at 10-6.
Wigan began to turn the screw and Liam Marshall’s effort just before the hour sent Wigan up to 16-6, but Warrington threatened to hit back when George Williams ran away only for Josh Thewlis’ pass to hit the deck for yet another mistake.
French was able to provide the assist for Marshall to dot down in the corner after taking a massive Harry Smith kick, with Marshall then able to grab a hat-trick from another Smith kick as the Warriors’ lead was extended to 26-6.
Field had just enough time to weave through a massive gap with a minute left as Smith added the extras to finish the game off at 32-6.
Wigan head coach Matt Peet was enthused with his side’s performance.
“I’m really proud of that performance and probably the most I’ve been all season with the way we built the game,” Peet said on Sky Sports.
“The togetherness in the group, Warrington got in a number of positions but we did well to scramble back. The fact they’ve got each others’ backs makes me really happy.”
Peet was asked about the special back three of Wigan with Jai Field, Bevan French and Liam Marshall now being involved in 60 of the Warriors’ tries.
“They are doing their job but all three of them saved tries too. They’ve got some x factor between them and the way they chased the kicks is the benchmark for the rest of the season.”