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.