Wigan Warriors’ Bevan French considered to play in unusual position

Wigan Warriors took on the Warrington Wolves last week at the DW Stadium live on Sky Sports.

Wigan thought they had scored first when Bevan French appeared to finish off a superb pass from Jai Field, but it was chalked off with French in touch.

As such, Warrington went up the other end and broke the deadlock when Ben Currie rose highest to claim a George Williams kick. There was controversy about the matter with Currie appearing to lose the ball over the line but video referee Liam Moore awarded the effort.

The Wolves almost had another before half-time but George Williams’ pass went miles forward with Josh Thewlis on the inside.

And, to punish Warrington, Wigan right up the other end and scored a scorcher on the stroke of half-time with an incredible Sam Halsall try.

Jake Bibby dotted down just after the break to send Wigan into the lead for the first time at 10-6.

Wigan began to turn the screw and Liam Marshall’s effort just before the hour sent Wigan up to 16-6, but Warrington threatened to hit back when George Williams ran away only for Josh Thewlis’ pass to hit the deck for yet another mistake.

French was able to provide the assist for Marshall to dot down in the corner after taking a massive Harry Smith kick, with Marshall then able to grab a hat-trick from another Smith kick as the Warriors’ lead was extended to 26-6.

Field had just enough time to weave through a massive gap with a minute left as Smith added the extras to finish the game off at 32-6.

However, during the week, it was revealed on Sky Sports that Bevan French almost played a different position – and what an image it would have been!

“Bevan French might have come into the nine position,” Kevin Brown said live on Sky Sports.

“Could you imagine the dread of seeing him running at nine but then the dread of Bevan having to defend against the big men in the middle?”

Imagine if Warrington had seen French running from acting half for the majority of the game – talk about rubbing salt into the wounds!

It’s unlikely French will be considered for that role against Wakefield Trinity on Sunday considering the return of Brad O’Neill from suspension.

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