Peet: Pleasing win

  • Matt Peet praised his side following Wigan Warriors’ Betfred Super League win over Salford Red Devils at the Salford Stadium.
  • Peet: “We started with intensity, we were connected in defence, and our concentrations levels were high.”
  • FT | Salford Red Devils 6-26 Wigan Warriors

Matt Peet praised intensity and concentration as wigan warriors beat salford red devils 26-6 at the salford stadium.

The Warriors returned to Betfred Super League action with a second win of the season over the Red Devils after a battling performance in attack and defence.

Reflecting on the victory, Peet said: “It was a pleasing win. We started with intensity, we were connected in defence, and our concentrations levels were high against a Salford team who ask a lot of questions. We did enough early in the game so that when Salford had their purple patch we managed to ride it out.”

The Warriors led 18-0 at the break after scoring three tries without reply, and on the first half showing, Peet said: “I’m proud of it. Our concentration levels in attack and defence were high and we looked alert and prepared for Salford’s threats. I thought we were pretty good.”

Junior Nsemba scored for the second match running, and on the forwards performance, Peet said: “We’re very proud of the way Junior is conducting himself when it comes to his attitude to improve and his concentration towards his performances and practice.”

Peet added: “He’s a very popular member of this squad with both players and coaches. He’s a pleasure to coach and has always been the same when doing so – he’s driven, he’s diligent, and you can tell he’s been brought up well by his family.”

On Harry Smith, who was named the Sky Sports Player of the Match, Peet said: “There’s some teams when the weather swings you know they have players who can grip it with their kicking game – Harry did that. It was a good battle between Harry and Marc [Sneyd] in terms of game management and their kicking game – I was pleased with Harry’s and his intelligence.”

Mike Cooper and Harvie Hill returned to the side, and on the duo, Peet said: “They’re both excellent players who are in the mix anyway. It was a game when the middle unit had to concentrate as you get challenged with a lot of intelligent play. On the whole I thought our concentration levels were good.”

Praising the Warriors depth in the middle, Peet added: “It’s a strength of ours. A lot of people say to me about the difficulty of having depth and competition in that position but you need it as the forward pack is the one area you get tested throughout the year. The forward lads are all competing but they’re doing so together which makes them a pleasure to coach. They all have slightly different skill sets but their chemistry is good.”

Wigan Warriors travel to the Halliwell Jones Stadium next time out to face Warrington Wolves in Betfred Super League action. Tickets are available to purchase from The Brick Community Stadium Ticket Office and online HERE.

Tickets remain on general sale for our Betfred Challenge Cup Final clash against Warrington Wolves at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 8 June. Supporters can purchase tickets from The Brick Community Stadium Ticket Office and online HERE.

Sunday 26 May 2024