Wigan stroll past Broncos at The Hive

Wigan were far too strong for London Broncos this afternoon at The Hive, running out 6-58 winners in a game that was little more than a training run for them.

Winger Josh Charnley scored a hat-trick, taking his tally for the season to four tries.

Matty Bowen, John Bateman, Anthony Gelling, Scott Taylor, Gil Dudson and Joe Burgess (2) also also got on the scoresheet for the Warriors, with Thomas Minns replying for the Broncos.

It was London’s 19th successive defeat this season, and relegation is now almost a mathematical certainty.

Wigan coach Shaun Wane was satisfied with his team’s performance, especially after the previous week’s defeat by St Helens.

“I thought we were professional today in both attack and defence and were really good in difficult conditions,” said Wane.

“We more errors than I would have liked but the way we scored our tries and our attitude was outstanding.

“It was a really good, professional performance and the way the lads have looked after themselves after last week has been outstanding.”

Wane was particularly pleased with Charnley’s performance.

“After being out so long he has shown what a talent he is, and he has done the tough stuff at the other end today, which pleases me even more than scoring tries.

“I thought we dominated the middle of the park for eighty minutes.

“They have some great facilities here and, whilst I am happy with the win, I want a strong London team, I love coming down here.”

A full report and photographs will feature in Monday’s Rugby League Express, which goes online from 11.00pm on Sunday evening.

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