Not far off: Sarginson

Not far off: Sarginson

  • Dan Sarginson reacts to Wigan’s 26-24 defeat to Warrington Wolves

  • ”Tough pill to swallow for us.” Sarginson

  • Looks ahead to Saturday’s visit to the Nou Cap to face Catalans

Wigan centre Dan Sarginson said that Sunday’s Coral Challenge Cup defeat to Warrington was a ‘tough pill to swallow’ after playing well for large parts of the Round six tie.

Sarginson returned to Wigan’s 17 for the first time in a number of weeks having been sidelined with an ankle injury, but found himself among plenty of the action on his return.

Reacting to the result the centre said, “I don’t think we were far off and we’ve been improving every week. It is just a real tough pill to swallow for us.

“I know me personally I made quite a few errors and I know some of the other boys did as well. It was our game to take there.

“Lockers said he didn’t think they won the game, more that we lost the game, and I couldn’t agree more.”

The 25 year-old had a try ruled out via video ref in the first half, but successfully bagged one in the second half.

Sarginson runs clear of the Warrington line

On the two moments: “The one I scored was probably less or a try and the one ruled out was more of a try so it’s swings and round-a-bouts. We will take a lot away from that, we played very well for large periods of the game, but those lapses of concentration really stung us.”

A 12 minute period in the second half saw Warrington pile pressure on the Wigan try line, but a spell of continuous defensive sets saw the Cherry and Whites manage to halt the home side crossing the whitewash.

On the Wigan defence: “At one point we were defending set-after-set on our own line and that’s the kind of attitude we had at the back end of last year, it can change the momentum of the game and get us back up the other end. We are not far off.”

Sarginson also praised the great support of the travelling Wigan fans. He said, “The fans were wicked out there, they were our 18th man and we can’t thank them enough, they were brilliant.”

On Saturday Wigan will make history by playing Catalans Dragons in the iconic Nou Camp Stadium.

Looking ahead to the game, Sarginson said, “Catalans are very good on their home turf, so we know we’ve got our work cut out for us, but we are more than up for the challenge.

“I think the novelty will wear off once we are playing, but I think before hand it’ll be amazing getting there and warming up. As soon as the whistle goes it’s just Getting those two points and getting out of there.”

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