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Wigan recovery pleases Wane
Wigan boss hails the Warriors' second-half dominance over Dragons
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.
"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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|9||Hull K R||22||20|
|11||Salford Red Devils||22||17|
|13||Bradford Bulls *||22||4|
|Thursday 31st July|
|20:00||Wigan vs Salford|
|Friday 1st August|
|20:00||Hull vs St Helens|
|20:00||Catalan Dragons vs Warrington|
|20:00||Leeds vs Bradford|
|Sunday 3rd August|
|15:00||Widnes vs Hull K R|
|15:00||Wakefield vs Huddersfield|
|15:30||Castleford vs London Broncos|
|Thursday 14th August|
|20:00||Hull K R vs Wigan|
|Friday 15th August|
|20:00||Salford vs Catalan Dragons|
|20:00||Warrington vs Castleford|
|Sunday 27th July|
|Huddersfield 38 - 16 Catalan Dragons|
|Bradford 16 - 8 Wigan|
|Warrington 26 - 40 Wakefield|
|Saturday 26th July|
|London Broncos 10 - 62 Hull K R|
|Friday 25th July|
|Salford 18 - 22 Leeds|
|St Helens 44 - 22 Widnes|
|Thursday 24th July|
|Hull 18 - 18 Castleford|
|Sunday 20th July|
|Hull K R 18 - 38 Salford|
|Huddersfield 52 - 26 Bradford|
|Saturday 19th July|
|Catalan Dragons 40 - 6 Wakefield|
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