In a Nutshell
Joe Burgess scored four tries as Wigan overcame a strong challenge from Dewsbury with eight tries in the second half.
How it unfolded
Dewsbury Rams gave a spirited performance in the first half to restrict their visitors to a 12-0 lead through two tries from winger Joe Burgess.
And when Dale Morton scored a try converted by Tom Hemingway in the second half to cut the deficit to six points, the Dewsbury supporters in the crowd of 3,054 had visionsof one of the great Cup upsets.
But Wigan upped the pace and scored two more tries from Burgess, with Iain Thornley also adding two, while Dan Sarginson, Matty Smith, George Williams and Blake Green also scored tries.
Smith added seven goals, while Williams added two for what was a comfortable win in the end. Wigan coach Shaun Wane congratulated all the Dewsbury players on the pitch after the game on their determined resistance.
A full report and pictures can be seen in Monday’s edition of Rugby League Express.
Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total Rugby League on the social media platform of your choice.
Enjoyed this? Get these!
Comment on this story on our Fans Forum