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Wigan Warriors suffer huge blow

Last night was a tough night for the Wigan Warriors. Not only did St Helens leap above them with a brilliant win over Warrington Wolves but their other rivals Leigh leopards won consolidating their place in second of the table as they defeated Castleford Tigers.

The Warriors meanwhile were beaten by Wakefield Trinity in golden point.

Wakefield are still bottom and this was only their third win of the season and a win that heaps pressure on Castleford.

They trailed 26-24 late on until a Will Dagger penalty levelled matters prior to a Dagger drop goal in golden point which was a dagger to the heart of the Warriors.

After the game Wigan coach Matt Peet would say: “There were times where we were good, but overall we were too inconsistent and lacked intelligence to see the game out.

“I thought Brad O’Neill was excellent, Morgan [Smithies] and Joe Shorrocks played big minutes and Junior [Nsemba] showed what he is capable of.”

But that wasn’t where the bad news stopped for Wigan fans.

Peet also revealed that Ethan Havard suffered a hamstring strain.

Though the severity of it is unknown, it is a huge blow to lose an in form player to a hamstring injury especially as these cane be long term.

“Ethan has strained his hamstring but to what degree we don’t know.”

Peet also gave an update on why Jake Wardle didn’t feature:

“He has been carrying a few bumps and bruises so we thought this would be a time to freshen him up as he’s been playing through pain in the last couple weeks.”

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