Farrell: Second half resilience

  • Captain Liam Farrell reacted to Wigan’s Betfred Super League home victory over Warrington Wolves in Heritage Round.
  • Farrell: “In the second half we showed some resilience, played with the ball a bit more and we looked good.”
  • Watch highlights from Friday’s victory at the DW Stadium on Wigan TV HERE.

Liam Farrell commended the Warriors’ second half performance to beat Warrington Wolves 26-12 on Friday night, as they climbed to third in the Super League table.

The second rower scored Wigan’s final try of the night to help complete the comeback that saw the Warriors fall behind twice in the first half.

Speaking on the fixture, Farrell said: “We obviously knew we were in close contest with Warrington. They’d been travelling quite well until a few weeks ago where they’ve lost a few games on the bounce.

“We knew we’d be under pressure early and they came out flying, which we probably didn’t deal with that well. But in the second half we showed some resilience, played with the ball a bit more and we looked good.”

The opposition were without former Warriors half-back George Williams, as Farrell discussed a crucial battle in the middle of the field that Wigan grew into as the game went on: “They were missing their halves tonight so we knew they’d be coming through the middle of us – their ruck got fast and we let them do that.

“We got better at dealing with that in the second half, and when we did, we gave ourselves a bit of field position and a chance to post points.”

The Cherry and Whites scored 14 unanswered points in the second half after being level at the break. Farrell praised the team’s character to come back, particularly after a tough golden point defeat a week prior away to Wakefield: “It was tough to lose in the last minute, but we should’ve had that game won earlier.

“I think coming into tonight we needed a bit of confidence and we got that with the two points. It’s great to be on a win going into the semi-final as well.”

The Warriors will be looking to carry momentum from Friday’s victory into next Sunday’s Challenge Cup Semi-final against Hull KR. Tickets for the Semi Final double header at Headingley can be bought at our Robin Park Arena Club Store or online HERE.

By Harvey Orgill.

Sunday 16 July 2023