In a Nutshell
Wigan were far too strong for a weakened Castleford Tigers, and gained revenge for their Challenge Cup defeat a week earlier at the DW Stadium
How it unfolded
The Tigers came into the game without several of their leading players, including captain Michael Shenton, Marc Sneyd, Andy Lynch and Daryl Clark.
It meant they were always going to be up against it, and the Warriors attacked from the start, taking the lead with a Dominic Manfredi try on eleven minutes, converted by Matty Smith.
The Tigers fought back, and looked as though they may score, but Ashley Gibson’s intended tryscoring pass was intercepted by Matty Bowen, who sprinted 70 metres to touch down for a converted try.
The Tigers’ confidence appeared to fall away at that point, and Wigan added two more tries before half-time through Jordan James and Joe Burgess for a 22-0 half-time lead.
In the second half Wigan continues to apply pressure, and scored further tries through Michael McIlorum and Liam Farrell, with wingers Manfredi and Burgess both scoring their second tries.
The Tigers did score one try through Ashley Gibson, after some good work down the left by Justin Carney, who played in the centre.
A full report and pictures will feature in Monday’s edition of Rugby League Express.
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