Super League coach jokes that his fans are better “when they’ve had a bit to drink”

Wigan Warriors, Leeds Rhinos, Hull FC and pretty much the rest of Super League is full of passionate fans who will follow their side through thick and thin and across the country and beyond.

In fact I would go as far as to say that Super League fans are the best in the world given their solid behaviour but unrivalled passion.

That was true of Wigan fans in France against Catalans with a thousand there.

This led to a brilliant line from Matt Peet on Sky Sports saying: “Our fans are always a bit better when they have had a bit to drink so I hope they’ve had a good day.

“We do this for them.”

Wigan started the game excellently rolling Catalans down field frequently doing what is rarely seen in Super League and out muscling the Dragons in their own back yard.

As they routinely forced their way down field, Wigan eventually got their try as a probing kick from Bevan French caused confusion.

Tom Johnstone came across to deal with it colliding with Toby King allowing Abbas Miski to get to the ball and ground it to score.

Another kick led to another try as Miski rose highest to claim the kick before offloading to centre Toby King to score.

Wigan were on top and causing problems down the edge for Catalans especially down their right and the left of the French side.

Speaking of French, Bevan French continued to torment the Dragons as he ducked and darted through tackles busting tackles to power his way over the line in the corner.

A second conversion from Harry Smith, who also missed a penalty, made it 16-0 before Miski claimed a second try on the stroke of halftime.

Again French caused problems with a probing run and Miski hit a line inside as dummy runners moved wide of the winger allowing Miski to go through on his disguised line and powered through the cover to score a second try.

He would later score his third try as Wigan stormed to a statement victory over the league leaders.

Jake Wardle would add another try capitalising on a Tyrone May error.

It was a result that cemented Wigan’s title credentials but brought up serious questions about the league leaders Catalans Dragons.