Wigan : Mark Brocklehurst; Earl Hirst, Craig Rennison,Ross Bradley, Andy Thorniley; Sam Tomkins, Steve Roper; Luke Rhoden, Mike McIlorum, Matt Astley, Darrell Kay, Lee Mossop, Neil Holland.
Subs. Ben Kavanagh, Anthony Clayton, Thomas Coyle, Lee Jewitt.
The Warriors wrapped up the Junior Academy
Championship the week after similarly homing in on the Senior title, putting seven tries past a stubborn
Salford defence which dug deep to limit the damage
they found themselves in after only forty minutes,
when they trailed by sixteen clear points.
The second half was far more competitive, as the City Reds sought to add to their sole try – they did, with both Scott Dean and Luke Adamson crossing the home line.
But Wigan were always in command, their reshaped side finding a cohesion and sharpness which brought Mark Brocklehurst, Craig Rennison, Ross Bradley, Mike McIlorum, Darrell Kay, Thomas Coyle and Lee Jewitt a try apiece. Goals though, were in short supply, Coyle kicking two and his halfback partner Steven Roper landing one to complete a solid night’s work.