“Plane crash” performance from Wigan, fans enjoy the biff and new superstar attracts attention – How social media reacted to Catalans thrashing of Wigan

Yesterday, Catalans cemented their growing title credentials with a 48-0 thumping of Wigan. In two weeks, the Dragons have ended both Wigan’s and St Helens’ unbeaten starts to the campaign and now sit joint top alongside last year’s Grand Finalists. That’s how I saw the game anyway. But what did social media think?

Let’s start with one of the major talking points. As the contest drew to a close, Zak Hardaker and Joel Tomkins came to blows. Some fans enjoyed the return of the biff.

Others felt that sure-fire bans were headed the way of Hardaker and Tomkins.

It was a game in which Catalans’ big players showed up. Halfbacks Josh Drinkwater and James Maloney were brilliant as was fullback Sam Tomkins. But the man who stole the show was exhilarating youngster Arthur Mourge.

Many believed that Sam Tomkins’ performance secured his place as the front-runner for the England’s fullback spot.

Despite the brilliance of Catalans, some pointed the finger at Wigan and their poor performance.

Some fans weren’t happy with Adrian Lam and wanted to know where the attacking style he promised was.

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