Wigan run riot

Published: Sunday 12th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Wigan eased to a comfortable 34-0 win over Catalan Dragons on Sunday afternoon.

In a round of fixture’s normally known for its toughness on the back of the Easter double-header, the Warriors were untroubled as they nilled their French visitors.

Wing pair Joe Burgess and Dom Manfredi shared five tries between them, with the latter ending the day with a hat-trick.

Dan Sarginson and Ryan Hampshire also crossed, and it would have been a lot more comprehensive a victory had Hampshire been able to kick more than one of his eight goal attempts.

Catalans actually started well with Scott Dureau kicking a 40-20, but that would be as good as it got for them.

Mathias Pala went in-touch as he tried to clean up an Anthony Gelling kick and from the resulting scrum Burgess had too much pace for Cardace and went in.

After that a drop-out was forced and from George Williams’ pass Sarginson smashed through a gap to dot down.

It was becoming one-way traffic and before the break Gelling assisted Manfredi who went in for his first at the corner, and then Gelling got the try his performance deserved as he took a pass from a breaking Hampshire.

There was little sign of Catalans mounting a fightback and on the hour they were further behind as Burgess broke from deep and fed the supporting Hampshire who, owing to his scoring under the posts, was able to add his only conversion.

Despite a poor afternoon with his place kicking, Hampshire was excelling everywhere else and he set-up another try with a kick to the corner which fell nicely to Manfredi.

Burgess got his second when he dotted down a Sarginson kick – surviving a nasty collision with the advertising boards in the process – and then Manfredi wrapped things up when he took in an offload from Gelling to race clear.

Published: Sunday 12th April 2015 by The News Editor

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