Super League: Wigan Warriors 34-16 Leeds Rhinos

Joe Greenwood’s try build Wigan ahead for the principle time
Betfred Substantial League
Wigan (22) 34
Tries: Sarginson, Flower, Greenwood, Bullock, Williams, Farrell Targets: Hardaker 4
Leeds (12) 16
Tries: Handley, Ferres, Watkins Targets: Lolohea 2

Substantial League holders Wigan scored six tries to beat Leeds and jump support from their opening-day defeat.

Dan Sarginson and Ben Flower went over to murder out early scores from Leeds pair Ash Handley and Brett Ferres.

Tries from Joe Greenwood and Joe Bullock gave Wigan a 22-12 interval lead, and George Williams bundled over to develop their advantage.

Kallum Watkins dived over in the nook for the company however Liam Farrell’s salvage made the facets steady for Wigan.

Wigan comprise now acquired their previous seven house meetings with Leeds, who remain without a degree after losing at Warrington closing weekend.

The hosts started slowly, taking 27 minutes to head in entrance, however four consecutive tries either facet of half of-time proved crucial.

It was as soon as a first aggressive resolve as Wigan coach for Adrian Lam, whereas Bullock bought his first Substantial League try for the membership on his house debut.

Ferres serene a effectively-timed Tuimoala Lolohea trip to salvage at the DW Stadium for the second consecutive season, however Leeds managed honest four facets in the second half of.

Wigan coach Adrian Lam told BBC Radio Manchester:

“On the very least we had some shape tonight and played a diminutive bit little bit of rugby – I felt closing week we did now not build that.

“We maybe neglected 10 opportunities to salvage however you’ve got bought to stroll before it’s good to maybe maybe maybe maybe urge, so it was as soon as crucial we bought that result.

“It wasn’t an improbable initiate however we rallied and acquired our procedure support into the game.”

Leeds head coach David Furner told BBC Radio Leeds:

“I believed at cases in that first half of we build ourselves in a extremely good position – we defended effectively, it be moderately bit little bit of discipline the effect we could well be higher.

“In the second half of we kept defending for every quite lots of so that tells me they’re trying no longer easy and we honest did now not moderately build at cases, however surely there could be some positives there.

“You must well ogle as soon as we were trying to web assist in the game execution wasn’t factual – we are going to surely recuperate from that game, however there was as soon as tons of effort from the avid gamers and I will now not fault that.”

Wigan: Hardaker, Davies, Sarginson, Gildart, Marshall, Williams, Leuluai, Clubb, Powell, Flower, Greenwood, Farrell, O’Loughlin.

Replacements: Navarrete, Isa, Hamlin, Bullock.

Leeds: Walker, Briscoe, Watkins, Hurrell, Handley, Lolohea, Myler, Peteru, Dwyer, Merrin, Ferres, L. Sutcliffe, Ward.

Replacements: Cuthbertson, Parcell, Oledzki, Donaldson.

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