Wigan score 64 to beat Hull KR
- Match Report as Wigan Warriors take victory against Hull KR.
- Abbas Miski and Jai Field both scored hat-tricks, with a collective seven of the Warriors’ 12 tries on the night.
- FT | Wigan Warriors 64-6 Hull KR.
The Cherry and Whites cemented their place in second place with victory against Hull KR, scoring 12 tries in the Super League fixture.
Tyler Dupree made his first start for the Warriors, as Abbas Miski and Jai Field scored hat-tricks among seven different scorers for the home side to complete a dominating win at the DW Stadium.
The best chances of the opening exchanges came the way of the Warriors, as Jai Field looked
to have been on his way from distance before play was halted for a forward pass. Shortly
after, Wigan were in once again when Liam Marshall found his way through the Rovers line,
until the ball slipped out of his hands 20 metres out.
After twelve minutes the Warriors’ patience paid off. Toby King capitalised on an opening of
space on the right-hand side, before setting up Abbas Miski who touched down in the corner.
Harry Smith added the extras from out wide to make it 6-0.
The lead was extended just over 10 minutes later, when some sublime work from Bevan
French saw the Australian weave his way through the away team from inside his own half,
before cleverley passing inside to Miski to score his second of the game.
It didn’t take long for the Warriors to cross once again when Jake Wardle fooled the Robins’
defence with a brilliant dummy, diving over to the left of the posts. Smith kicked the resulting
conversion, making the score 16-0 near the half-hour mark.
The Cherry and Whites were finding their groove and showing the young away side no
mercy, with Abbas Miski scoring once again to seal a first-half hat trick. Kai Pearce-Paul did
well to break through, unselfishly assisting the winger on the right-hand side to score
successive hat tricks in Super League matches.
Toby King then joined the growing list of Warriors on the scoresheet, as Jai Field broke
through with options on either shoulder before playing in the centre to cross over. Smith was
good from the tee again, giving Wigan a 26-0 lead heading towards the break.
However, as the hooter sounded with the ball in Hull KR hands, a stabbed kick through the
middle of the home side’s defence was dived upon by Jack Walker to score, with Rowan
Milnes’ kick making it 26-6 half-time.
A quick response from the Warriors saw a spectacular team try after the break. Smith finished
off a passing move down the left hand side involving Marshall, Field and Wardle before
converting his own try in front of the South Stand.
The Warriors’ attack was relentless, with Field’s pass again finding Miski to score his fourth
of the night. It was the Lebanese winger’s 18th try in as many games, as he became the club’s
joint top scorer of the Super League season.
A first try of the year then came the way of Patrick Mago, with Smith converting the prop’s
burst through the Robins’ line. In quick succession, Marshall once again broke down the left
before passing inside for Field, making it 46-6 with 10 minutes of the game to go.
The tries were coming thick and fast for Wigan and Field in particular, who in the next five
minutes crossed twice to join Miski in completing a hat trick. With help from both flanks, he
was assisted once by Marshall on the left and then French with Smith good from the tee on
Marshall then scored the 12th and final try of the night for Matt Peet’s side, with Smith again
converting to make the full-time score 64-4, in a tremendous showing at the DW Stadium for
the Cherry and Whites.
Wigan Warriors: Jai Field, Abbas Miski, Toby King, Jake Wardle, Liam Marshall, Bevan French, Harry Smith, Tyler Dupree, Brad O’Neill, Kaide Ellis, Kai Pearce-Paul, Liam Farrell, Morgan Smithies.
Interchanges: Cade Cust, Patrick Mago, Harvie Hill, Junior Nsemba.
18th Player: Joe Shorrocks.
Miski (12’, 24’, 30’, 49’), Wardle (28’), King (35’), Smith (46’), Mago (66’), Field (68’, 71’, 75’), Marshall (78’)
Goals: Smith 8/12
Hull KR: Jack Walker, Louis Senior, Louix Gorman, Corey Hall, Connor Barley, Phoenix Laulu-Togaga’e, Rowan Milnes, Matty Storton, Cesar Rouge, Yusuf Aydin, Luis Johnson, Jimmy Keinhorst, Dean Hadley.
Interchanges: Lennie Ellis, Leo Tennison, Isaac Shaw, Luke Thomas.
18th Player: Zach Fishwick.
Referee: Aaron Moore.