- The Warriors Scholarship side took the derby day spoils as they beat St Helens on Wednesday night.
- Four second half scores from Wigan were the difference, as Jack Farrimond had a perfect evening of conversions.
- FT | Wigan Warriors Academy 36-12 St Helens Academy.
Our young Warriors took the spoils on derby day as they beat St Helens with a fantastic second half display on Wednesday evening.
In typical derby day fashion, it was a real arm wrestle to start the game as both sides went set for set in the opening 15 minutes.
With St Helens gaining repeat sets against the Wigan for errors, it allowed the visitors into Wigan territory and Saints took the invite, as Talbot-Piggott went in at the left corner to open the scoring, Whitby added the extras for 6-0.
Wigan replied a few minutes later to get the game level, a good offload saw Josh Cartwright away to score close to the posts, converted by Farrimond and it was 6-6. The Warriors were in again three minutes later, as Keegan Boyd crashed over and another good conversion from Farrimond put Wigan ahead for the first time in the game.
Despite being a man down with Dagnall sent to the sin bin on 31 minutes, Robertson got St Helens back level in the 34th minute, converted to see the Scholars in level at the half time break.
The second half was much better for Wigan who immediately got their noses back in front as a kick to the corner was collected by Tyrer to get the ball down and notch the Warriors back in front.
Shortly afterwards Tyrer got his second of the night, with good support play the winger crashed over, converted once more by Farrimond to take Wigan to 24-12.
Wigan were relentless as they went over from the restart, collecting the ball to race away as Nathan Lowe backed up well to finish off the move under the sticks. Wigan rounded off proceedings as the final try came in the 62nd minute, Jack Farrimond hit a 40/20 to get Wigan in good field position before crashing over in the resulting play, Farrimond made it a perfect evening with six from six from the tee as Wigan took a 36-12 victory and made it a perfect start to the season with two wins from two.
Wigan Warriors Scholars: Nathan Lowe, Joseph Tyrer, Noah Hodkinson, George Green, George O’Loughlin, Charlie Yeomans, Jack Farrimond, Kian McDermott, Dylan Kelly-Duffy, Lukas Mason, Josh Cartwright, Trent Kelly-Duffy, Kalum Rathbone.
Interchanges: Brody Allred, Josh Swindley, Jack Lightbown, Keegan Boyd.
Tries: Cartwright (23′), Boyd (26′), Tyrer (41′, 50′), Lowe (52′), Farrimond (62′)
Goals: Farrimond 6/6
St Helens Scholars: Louie Roberts, Daniel Hill, Rory Holliday, Owen Dagnall, Rocco Talbot-Piggott, Harry Robertson, George Whitby, Dan Frost, Cole Marsh, Callum Cottington, Keane Elms, Deacon Swarsbrick, Jake Davies
Interchanges: Jamie O’Keeffe, Morgan Baraclough-Watson, Malachi Price, Harry Rigby, Oliver Garmston, Corey Roden.
Tries: Talbot-Piggott (16′), Robertson (34′)
Goals: Whitby 2/2
Sin Bin: Dagnall (31′)