After shocking the Saints with a comprehensive win on Friday in the derby, Wigan were able to give his first teamers a much-needed rest this week as they came up against Hull KR.
The Robins controlled the vast majority of the game taking a 38-12 lead before the Warriors finished with a flourish with some terrific tries especially the one that went the way of James McDonnell late on after a great run from Abbas Miski.
That nearly topped the debut try from Ben O’Keefe who darted down the left wing to score before Jack Bibby got his own debut try.
Debut was the word of the day as the Warriors named seven debutants and a young side.
After the game however Matt Peet revealed that the changes he made were almost every change he made was unenforced hoping instead to give his key men a rest after wrapping up second spot on Friday with a win.
This made for an incredibly young team who Peet praised but stated he felt “we could have gotten more out of the game.
“I think it’s a lesson for the young guys to learn to show up with that confidence.”
But by naming such a young side, he of course drew questions about any injuries the Warriors could be suffering from after Friday’s win as well as what the situation was with Liam Farrell who has sustained ligament damage in his knee.
He revealed that Farrell has had his scan and that they’re awaiting consultation about the injury this week.
In more positive news he revealed that Thomas Leuluai is set to return to the side against Catalans whilst Ethan Havard could back up after his return from injury today.
Meanwhile, Sam Powell is not far away from a return.