The Wigan Warriors bounced back in style from their good Friday defeat with an emphatic 54-10 win against Wakefield Trinity at the DW Stadium. Wakefield have been struggling in recent weeks and they came up against a red hot Warriors side led by Jai Field and Bevan French who proved too good for Trinity.
French and Field World Class
Bevan French and Jai Field showed their class as they ran the show for the Warriors as they blew Wakefield away. The current Man of Steel favourite Field was at the heart of everything good Wigan did as Wakefield couldn’t deal with his electric pace as he continuously broke their line in attack. French and his blistering speed was also too much for Trinity to handle as he and Field both scored two tries each. As this combination plays more games with each other, it will be a big task to ask teams to contain them.
Wigan bounce back from Good Friday disappointment in style
The Warriors were soundly beaten by the Champions St Helens on Friday and with such a short turnaround after that bruising contest it would have been easy for Wigan to struggle against Wakefield, but this wasn’t the case as they put in an excellent 9 try win. Wigan have only lost 2 games in Super League this season which were away to both of last years grand finalists in St Helens and Catalans Dragons. If the Warriors want to be back in the big games this season, then they will need to improve their performances against the clubs around them and play like they did against Wakefield today.
The quick turnaround of the Easter weekend is notoriously difficult for teams to navigate especially for Wigan after they came through a bruising contest against close rivals St Helens, but even with Wakefield Trinity having an extra day’s rest, it was the Warriors who looked the fresher team as they swept Trinity aside with relative ease.
Wakefield got the first try of the game through Thomas Minns after 10 minutes but it was all Wigan from that point. The Warriors scored 3 quickfire tries in 15 minutes with Bevan French scoring either side of a strong Brad Singleton effort. The Warriors continued to pile on the pressure and scored again through Abbas Miski with his first try for the club.
Wakefield were reduced to 12 men late in the first half to compound their miserable opening 40 minutes as Kelepi Tanginoa was sin binned. They were made to pay for being a man down as Wigan ran in three tries in rapid succession in the opening 10 minutes of the second half. Harry Smith with a scampering effort before two world class tries from the Warriors were finished off by Jai Field. Field was sensational all game and showed exactly why he is the front runner for the Man of Steel as Wakefield struggled to contain his pace. A try for Cade Cust in the 52nd minute was Wigans fourth in a short spell which completely blew Wakefield out of the contest.
A try for Jacob Miller gave the travelling fans something to cheer about in the second half before front rower Brad Singleton got his second try of the game late on for Wigan as they put 50 points on Wakefield.
The style in which Wigan bounced back from their loss to St Helens is impressive and with Bevan French and Jai Field in irrepressible form, the Warriors will be a contender to make the Grand Final if they can continue to play this way at home and make the DW Stadium a difficult place to visit once again.