2017 World Champions
As 2017 draws to a close and 2018 edges ever closer we take a look back on the year that was and look forward to the year ahead.
Wigan won two of the three meetings with our arch rivals St Helens in 2017.
The Warriors had won the previous seven Good Friday meetings and the biggest crowd of the season awaited for the Derby.
After a quiet start there was early drama as Kyle Amor was sent off for a high shot on Liam Marshall.
Joe Burgess’ try separated the sides at the break, Wigan 8-2 ahead.
Another from Budgie as well as tries from Liam Marshall (2) and Liam Farrell with only one reply from St Helens’ Regan Grace saw Wigan lead 29-12 and look comfortable as the game went on.
The visitors scored late on through Tommy Makinson but Wigan were deserving Winners.
Micky Mcilorum a happy man at full-time after returning from a 14-month injury lay-off.
Shaun Wane’s side recorded their second Derby success of the season in the Super 8s.
Two Oliver Gildart tries helping the Warriors to a 14-0 lead inside the opening 15 minutes.
Having lost at Wembley the week before there was no hangover to seen as the Warriors led 14-4 at the break and threatened to ruin Ben Barba’s debut for the home side.
Another blistering start saw Wigan score two tries with Anthony Gelling and George Williams both going over inside the opening 12 minutes.
The hosts threatened a fightback as Zeb Taia and Tommy Makinson scored but Wigan held on for a fine victory.
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