2019 review: May

2019 review: May

With the 2019 Betfred Super League season at an end, we take a look back at the year, month by month.

The Warriors began May with a huge victory over London Broncos at the DW Stadium.

Jake Shorrocks, Chris Hankinson and Morgan Escare were all on the scoresheet in the 18-8 victory - Wigan’s last home game until the end of June.

Adrian Lam’s side turned their attention to Coral Challenge Cup action the following week, as they headed to the Halliwell Jones Stadium to face Warrington Wolves.

The hosts came out on top, narrowly, with a 26-24 win and progressed to the next round.

Tries from Sam Powell, Tommy Leuluai, Dan Sarginson and Zak Hardaker were not enough to secure victory.

The Warriors were part of Betfred Super League history in their next game, as they travelled to Barcelona to face Catalans Dragons at the Camp Nou.

Super League history was made when Wigan played Catalans Dragons in Barcelona.

The Warriors at the Camp Nou.

Super League history was made when Wigan played Catalans Dragons in Barcelona.

A record Super League attendance of 31,555 turned up to witness the event, with a strong number of people travelling from Wigan to support the team.

Liam Marshall, Oliver Gildart and Hardaker all scored consolation tries in the historic game, which the Perpignan side won 33-16.

From one great footballing stadium to another, the Warriors then headed to Anfield in Liverpool for the Dacia Magic Weekend.

George Williams in action at Anfield.

Their opponents were Warrington - for the second time in two weeks.

Adding an extra level of intrigue to the fixture was the Locker Cup. The trophy, which had historically been played for by the two sides in pre-season up until the early 1990s, was resurrected for the clash on Merseyside.

Both teams also wore specially designed jerseys for the fixture which celebrated the 30th anniversary of the ‘Great American Challenge’ fixture between the two clubs, held in Milwaukee, USA in 1989.

Once again the Wolves came out on top, as they won 26-14, taking home the points and the Locker Cup.

Tries from Joe Burgess and, Liverpool fan, Willie Isa, were not enough for Wigan to finish the month with a victory.

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