Paul Sculthorpe surprisingly says top team “are certainly not playing well”

Paul Sculthorpe has said that Wigan Warriors “are certainly not playing well.”

It is not long since the Warriors were top of the league and the team to beat after beating St Helens and Warrington Wolves in consecutive weeks.

However, their defeats to Hull FC and Leeds Rhinos saw Warrington take a four point lead at the top of the league.

Wigan did beat Leeds in the Challenge Cup last week.

But Sculthorpe expects Wigan to lose today to Hull KR:

“They’re against a Wigan side who are certainly not playing well, they’ve picked up some injuries, maybe some long-term injuries, Willie Isa, Ethan Havard and Kai Pearce-Paul, they’re going to be missing some players.

“Matty Peet’s already said they might have to dip into the academy and the pathways. So I think it’s a tough place to go at the best of times when you’re playing well, so I think it’s a tough game for Wigan.”

Speaking on The Last Tackle, Adrian Morley echoed this: “They did a job on Wigan at the start of the year as well, didn’t they? We speak a lot about confidence in our sport and they’re absolutely oozing with it at the moment.

“I agree with Scully, it was a really tough place to go, Hull K.R.’s home ground. I agree with Scully, I think Hull K.R. will be slight favourites but you can never write Wigan off but it’s going to be a fantastic fixture.”

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