Wigan issue statement of intent with win over Cas

Wigan Warriors reasserted their intentions for the year with an impressive 28-12 win over Castleford.

Oliver Gildart scored early in either half as the Warriors inflicted a third defeat of the season on Daryl Powell’s Tigers.

Gildart and Liam Farrell scored in the first-half, but Castleford cut the half-time arrears to two points as debutant Garry Lo and Oliver Holmes both scored.

But Wigan controlled the second-half and the secured the win as Gildart, Geroge Williams and Tony Clubb all raced over to secure an impressive victory for Shaun Wane’s side.

Wigan: S Tomkins; Marshall, Isa, Gildart, Burgess; Williams, Powell; Clubb, Leuluai, Flower, Bateman, Farrell, O’Loughlin. Subs: J Tomkins, Sutton, Tautai, Navarrete.

Tries: Gildart 2, Farrell, Williams, Clubb
Goals: Tomkins 4

Castleford: Trueman; Minikin, Webster, Shenton, Lo; Roberts, Gale; Watts, McShane, Massey, Holmes, Wardle, Foster. Subs: Millington, McMeeken, Milner, Cook.

Tries: Holmes, Lo Goals: Gale 2

A full report will be in Monday’s League Express.