Warrington won a 14-try thriller to stop Wigan taking second place in the
The Warriors suffered their first defeat under new boss Stuart Raper
despite sweeping into a 12-0 lead after only five minutes.
Kris Radlinski and Paul Johnson crossed the line for two early tries,
with skipper Andy Farrell adding the conversions.
But Warrington stunned Wigan with a rousing fightback to lead 34-18 at
They began their recovery with tries from David Kidwell and Steve
And they took the lead after 24 minutes when Lee Briers dummied his way
Alan Hunte, Allan Langer and Lee Penny added further tries before the
break, with Briers kicking five goals from six attempts.
Denis Betts did manage a try for with Farrell kicking the goal, but
they trailed 34-18 at the interval.
Farrell did go over for Wigan early in the second half and his
conversion and penalty cut the gap to 36-26.
But their attempted recovery was nipped in the bud when Langer's kick
put Briers over to open up a 42-26 lead.
Wigan showed their never-say-die spirit with Johnson and Radlinski
notching their second tries.
And Farrell took his goals tally to seven from seven attempts to cut
the gap to 42-38 and set up a thrilling finale.
Langer's kick was pounced on by Toa Kohe-Love to seal a famous
Briers rubbed salt into the wound with a late drop goal to finish with
He scored two tries, landed seven goals from nine attempts and also
added a drop goal.