The Warriors rehabilitation continues as they notched their first double
of the season.
To underline their improvement Wigan won at a canter in
comparison to the opening game of the season which they scraped home by
just two points.
Wigan clicked into gear against the London Broncos last week and
followed it up with another dazzling attacking display.
The forwards laid the foundations with a powerful performance led once
again by inspirational skipper Andy Farrell.
But it was in the backs where Wigan had the speed and class to outplay
the Blue Sox.
Jason Robinson, Nigel Wright and Gary Connolly caught the eye as the
Warriors made the most of any slackness in the Yorkshiremen's defence.
Coach Eric Hughes was delighted his side had continued in such a
"We have had two big wins and I would certainly have settled for the
scoreline before the kick-off. It is always difficult to play here but the
lads came up with the goods," he said.
"They are a big side but we tackled well and there were a lot of
plusses from the game. It is nice to play a settled side as the
understanding is getting better with every game. It is a better balanced
side and it showed."
Wigan had a dream start with Martin Hall diving over from acting
half-back followed by Tony Smith racing over in the opening 12 minutes.
Farrelll added both goals but Halifax bounced back when Martin Pearson
went through a gap to score and he added the goal.
A solid Wigan defence kept the Yorkshiremen at bay for the rest of the
half while at the other end Farrell was the architect for tries from
Connolly and Kris Radlinski and he added a goal.
Halifax replied soon after the restart with a Martin Moana try and
Pearson goal, but Robinson burst through three tacklers to race 40 yards
to score and Farrell goaled. Again the Blue Sox replied when Pearson
grabbed his second try and goaled but that signalled the start of late try
spree from the Warriors which saw Wright, Connolly and Gael Tallec cross
and Farrell added the goals.
Wigan: Paul, Johnson, Connolly, Robinson, Wright, Smith,
O'Connor, Hall, Hansen, Cassidy, Haughton, Farrell. Subs: Ellison, Cowie
(for Hansen 21), Tallec (for O'Connor 49), Cardiss (for Radlinski 61),
Hansen (For Cassidy 78)..