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2nd April 2000: Salford 0 Wigan 32

Salford City Reds v Wigan Warriors - Tetley's Super League V Round 3
Sunday 2nd April 2000. Kick Off 3:00pm at The Willows.

Australian centre Steve Renouf came good for Wigan with two tries in the mauling of Salford.

Renouf, who has struggled to live up to his big reputation since joining Wigan, scored either side of half-time to help the club to a third successive Super League win.

"It shows the class that Steve has," said Wigan boss Frank Endacott, who added: "I hope we see a lot more of it."

Wigan's defence weathered an early Salford storm, with Warriors skipper Andy Farrell landing two penalties and converting Tony Smith's 21st minute try to put Wigan 10-0 ahead.

Renouf then claimed his double, the second a 30-metre burst, to put the Warriors in a match-winning 20-0 lead just after the break.

Wigan cruised home with a 50-metre Willie Peters interception try and Paul Johnson's late score from a move begun by Denis Betts.

Salford coach John Harvey was left scratching his head after a useful Reds display brought no reward.

"I couldn't work out where we were going wrong," he said, "But their defence was spot-on."

It was that defence which delighted Wigan Endacott. "The most satisfying thing about it was the zero on the Salford scoreboard."

Wigan's only worry is hooker Terry Newton, who will have x-rays on a suspected broken arm.

Team Sheets

- Salford Position Wigan -
1 Gary Broadbent Full Back Kris Radlinski 1
2 Nick Pinkney Winger Brett Dallas 2
3 Kris Tassell Centre Gary Connolly 4
30 Jason Nicol Centre Steve Renouf 3
5 Martin Offiah Winger Jason Robinson 5
4 Jason Webber Stand Off Tony Smith 6
7 Martin Crompton Scrum Half Willie Peters 7
8 Paul Southern Prop Terry O'Connor 8
9 Malcolm Alker Hooker Terry Newton 9
15 Neil Baynes Prop Neil Cowie 10
23 Mike Wainwright 2nd Row Lee Gilmour 14
12 Darren Brown 2nd Row Simon Haughton 16
16 Paul Highton L.Forward Andy Farrell 13
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10 Craig Makin Substitute Mick Cassidy 11
14 Joe Faimalo Substitute Denis Betts 12
17 Mark Johnson Substitute Paul Johnson 15
20 Matthew Leigh Substitute Tony Mestrov 23

Score Sheet

Salford City Reds 0 --- Wigan Warriors 32
--- --- Tries:
Tony Smith
Steve Renouf 2
Willie Peters
Paul Johnson
--- --- Goals:
Andy Farrell 6

Other Information

Attendance: 6,663
Referee: Russell Smith

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