Phil Clarke says star player “isn’t good enough to get Wigan Warriors to win a Grand Final”

Wigan Warriors lost for the second time this season tonight up against the Catalans Dragons and the usually free flowing Warriors were restricted to just one try.

The Warriors are seen by many as the second favourites for the Super League title after St Helens yet Phil Clarke is not convinced saying on Sky Sports that stand-off Cade Cust isn’t good enough to take Wigan to glory.

He said:

“I am not convinced that their stand-off Cade Cust is good enough to get them to win a Grand Final neither do I think they have a prop good enough, someone like Matty Lees or Alex Walmsley who can stand out.

“I know you sometimes want players in the middle of the field who can do regular things and work for a long period of time.

“They don’t have that kind of player. The first try of the game summed it up when Manu Ma’u got over Brad Singleton. It wasn’t just his fault but that summed it up.

“They’re not dominant going forward and their stand-off isn’t good enough to get them to a Grand Final.”

Clarke then went on to highlight his former side’s biggest weakness:

“They’re biggest weakness, and it was clear against Leeds in the play-offs and again here tonight, is there inability to score when close to the opponents line.

“I know that is something they are working on but they will be disappointed with the amount of chances they had that they didn’t score score from.

“If they are going to get to the Grand Final that needs to change.”

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