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Wigan

  • Richards, O'Loughlin, Leuluai, Charnley (2), Hughes,
    Goals: Richards (6),
36 - 12

Catalans Dragons

  • Mounis, Dureau,
    Goals: Dureau (2),
  • Super League
  • Super League
  • 4th Mar 2012
  • KO 15:00
  • Att: 14,464

Wigan recovery pleases Wane

Wigan boss hails the Warriors' second-half dominance over Dragons

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane heaped praise on the Warriors' second-half display after they secured a 36-12 victory over Catalan Dragons.

The hosts trailed 12-10 at the break at the DW Stadium but tries from Jack Hughes, Sean O'Loughlin and a Josh Charnley brace helped them to what was ultimately a comfortable win.

The victory, Wigan's fourth victory from five so far this season, moved them to within one point of current Stobart Super League leaders Warrington.

"It was 26-0 to us in the second half and we had 80 per cent completion," Wane said.

"That's been one of the most satisfying things for me this year - our second-half performances have been ruthless. Now we'll strive to be ruthless in the first half too.

"It was a great win for us. They're a good team with some great players so we needed to be at our best. We knew it'd be a tough game, physically. That's what we got and that's why it's so pleasing.

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"Looking back, we missed a couple of opportunities to make it more convincing but if someone had given me that scoreline before the game I'd have snatched their hands off."

Catalan had led after Scott Dureau and Gregory Mounis tries, but could not hold on to the advantage and saw their perfect record emphatically ended.

"We had some opportunities that we exploited but I thought their forwards dominated our forwards today, they just had a better platform," Dragons coach Trent Robinson said.

"(Wigan's) Michael McIlorum had a great game out of dummy-half. Scott Dureau tried to get in there and get us started again but we lacked enough ball, enough possession.

"I saw a bit of fight and a bit of control but then I saw some sloppy ball, indiscipline and some edgy defence that we need to work on.

"As soon as they got some set-starts they controlled the game. When it looked a bit scrappy and there was some open play I thought we came back into it but there just wasn't enough of that for us."

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1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalans Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
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Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield
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