Matty Peet seriously unhappy with Wigan performance and is disappointed by star man

Matty Peet was seriously unhappy with his side after their defeat to Hull KR today.

Despite scoring three first half tries, they only led 12-6 after Harry Smith missed every conversion.

This allowed the Robins to edge ahead at 13-12 at the break.

Then the Warriors seemed unable to get out of their own end allowing the Robins to dominate and score points to take the game away from them.

Speaking to Channel 4 after the game, Peet was clearly not happy with the performance.

He said: “We were second best, we tried to short cut the game. We didn’t tackle the game, I thought Hull KR were deserving winners.

“I thought we showed some glimpses with the ball but we showed our hand a little bit too early at times.”

When asked if the goal kicking was a problem, he dismissed those thoughts:

“Not particularly. In the arm wrestle, they looked like the better team. We missed too many tackles. We didn’t defend well basically.”

A yellow card for Morgan Smithies certainly didn’t help Wigan’s cause.

Peet had no complaints and was critical of his player: “Morgan needs to be better there. He knows that with kick pressure you need to wrap your arms around and attempt a tackle and I always thought he might get a yellow there.”

He then described the performance as a reality check: “It is disappointing, it is a reality check. We have a lot of work to do.”

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments