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Wigan Warriors boss Matt Peet on ‘alarming’ aspects of performance as he addresses Mahe Fonua yellow card

Wigan Warriors got back on the horse tonight after their 28-0 loss to Catalans Dragons last week.

They were victorious over a Castleford Tigers side low on confidence and posted a 32-22 win to climb up to second in the Super League table – if only overnight.

But, for Wigan boss Matt Peet, some aspects of the game were ‘alarming’.

“I think the performance was inconsistent,” Peet said on Sky Sports after the game.

“There were elements that were really good and excellent but I think there were parts that were alarming particularly in our defence – we were making uncharacteristic errors.”

One moment that stood out in the game was when Castleford went down to 12 men just before half-time.

Wigan were leading 10-6, but then came out for the second-half and ran into a 28-6 lead.

The issue was a ‘late tackle’ on Jai Field by Castleford’s Mahe Fonua, but Peet could not understand why that decision was taken.

“Not in my opinion (it being a yellow card) – that one I find really difficult to take,” Peet said.

“For me, people need to put it in context about the speed the game is played at – when there is no malice then the player deserves to stay on the field.”

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