Wigan Warriors Under-19s Head Coach, Darrell Goulding, on Wigan’s 54-16 win against Huddersfield Giants Under-19s at Lockwood Park
Sammy Kibula and James Worthington impress Goulding
- “We did a lot of good plays in attack” Darrell Goulding
Warriors Under-19’s Head Coach Darrell Goulding says he admired Wigan’s attack in their 54-16 win at Huddersfield Giants.
The Giants took an early lead through Lucas Hallas but Wigan scored five unanswered tries through Joe Shorrocks, Sammy Kibula, Craig Mullen and a brace from Josh Ganson to lead 30-6 ahead at the break.
Huddersfield started the second-half quickly, with Tyllar Mellor scoring inside the first two minutes. The try seemed to motivate Wigan who then went on to score five tries thanks to Joe Brown, James Worthington, Sam Grant and a double from Harry Smith which saw Wigan secure a comfortable 54-16 win.
“I was pretty happy overall,” Goulding explained. “We did a lot of good plays in attack that we have been working on in training but I think the main issue that we had was in defence because I think we were a little bit off.
“I think we’re always going to score points because we have got a lot of attacking players and I don’t think attack will be an issue for us this year.
“We changed a couple of aspects of our attack against Huddersfield which came off and a lot of the players did really well with it.
“Huddersfield came out in both halves trying to get a good start and gain control and we were not that smart but we did have a lot of our younger lads out who were probably getting used to it so I was proud of them for that because they got back in control both times.”
Goulding was full of praise for tryscoring pair Kibula and Worthington who both put in impressive yet hard working displays.
The 29-year-old coach added: “I thought the obvious stand-out was Sammy Kibula. He came on and showed us what he can do with his ball playing ability as well as running over the top of people so I thought he was really good.
“James Worthington in the centre got back to his best and Huddersfield struggled to hold him all game too.”