Super League leaders Wigan gained
ample revenge on Shaun McRae's Hull for dumping them out of the Challenge
Cup earlier in the season with a powerful eight-try response.
visitors' early threats were well and truly cancelled out when the
Warriors ran in three scintillating tries in the space of seven minutes,
all plundered down Hull's right flank.
Wigan skipper Andy Farrell was at his brilliant best masterminding all
his side's attacking moves and making some brilliant clear breaks.
After landing the opening points with a 20-metre penalty Farrell broke
clear on 14 minutes to expose the suspect Hull defence before second-rower
Mick Cassidy posted the opening try following a final pass from former
Hull scrum-half Willie Peters.
To their credit Hull hit back through a deft Steve Collins try that saw
three Warriors left flat-footed in his wake.
Sadly for Hull, all this did was to prompt Wigan to move up a gear when
they registered three killer tries.
Simon Haughton set off on a 30-yard dash before Jason Robinson showed
great delight in finishing with a touchdown under the sticks. Five minutes
later Farrell's long pass enabled Haughton to register try number three
for Wigan before another super break from the captain saw Chris Radlinski
touch down on 33 minutes.
Wigan, leading 26-6 at the interval, returned with all guns blazing as
first Brett Dallas showed a clean pair of heels with a 50-yard dash for
the line to register his ninth try of the season four minutes into the
This well and truly finished off Hull as hooker Terry Newton poured on
more agony for the visitors.
Hull managed to pull back a couple of tries through Richard Horn and
Adam Maher before Wigan landed their final two tries, a second for
Robinson and a try for Australian Test centre Steve Renouf.
And it was fitting that Captain Marvel Farrell chalked up the
half-century of points wit his ninth successful shot at goal 10 minutes
from the end.