Wigan Warriors Under-16s defeated local rivals St Helens Under-16s 32-12 at the Fairhurst Accountants Community Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Cherry and Whites were 10-0 up midway through the first-half thanks to tries from Amir Bourouh and Jack Kennedy.
Jamie Little pulled one back for Saints late on in the half but Wigan were 10-6 in front at the break.
Reece Hamlett and Umyla Hanley extended Wigan’s lead after the restart but Josh Simm brought Saints back into contention with the score 22-12 in favour of the Warriors.
The hosts pulled clear in the last 10 minutes though as Hamlett and Oliver Waite crossed the whitewash.
Warriors halfback Ryan Forshaw was sin-binned for dissent with three minutes left to play and Wigan saw out a 32-12 victory.
Wigan Warriors U16s – 32
Tries: Bourouh, Kennedy, Hamlett 2, Hanley, Waite
Goals: Kennedy 4/6
St Helens U16s – 12
Tries: Little, Simm
Goals: Dodd 2/2
Wigan Warriors U16s: 1. Cian Tyrer, 2. Reece Hamlett, 3. Umyla Hanley, 4. Ben Holcroft, 5. Jack Kennedy, 6. Ryan Forshaw, 7. Keiron Wilkinson, 8. Harry Rushton, 9. Amir Bourouh, 10. Evan Havard, 11. Jack Bibby, 12. Oliver Waite, 13. Morgan Smithies
Interchange: 15. Adam Lavin, 14. Ellis Longstaff, 16. Marcus Cropper, 17. Brad O’Neill, 18. Lewis Bolton
St Helens U16s: 1. Jamie Little, 2. Kelvin Ojeaburu, 3. Jumah Sambou, 4. Mathew Elwell, 5. Ryan Appleton, 6. Jack Welsby, 7. Lewis Dodd, 8. James Pye, 9. Matthew Foster, 10. Brandon Scully, 11. Josh Simm, 12. Lewis Baxter, 13. Kye Siyani
Interchange: 14. Mathew Holland, 15. Kian Horridge, 16. Reece Wilkinson, 17. Jack Taylor, 18. Benjamin Betts