Home team Score Away Team


  • Leuluai, Carmont (3), Goulding, Tomkins, Farrell, Charnley,
    Goals: Richards (7),
46 - 6

Catalan Dragons

  • Anderson,
    Goals: Dureau,
  • Super League
  • Qualifying Play-off
  • 14th Sep 2012
  • Expected to be shown on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports HD2
  • KO 20:00
  • Att: 7,232

Wigan inspired by Mac loss

Robinson admits French side were taught a harsh lesson

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Shaun Wane: one win from the Grand Final

We were a bit passionate this week with what happened to Micky. We wanted to make sure we performed for him. It's really sad that he's not going to be there but we want to get there for him.

Shaun Wane
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Wigan coach Shaun Wane admitted that the loss of hooker Michael McIlorum was the inspiration behind the 46-6 win over Catalan Dragons.

The Warriors number nine was ruled out of the play-off series after being handed a three-match ban following his dismissal against St Helens last week.

Wane said: "We were a bit passionate this week with what happened to Micky.

"We wanted to make sure we performed for him. It's really sad that he's not going to be there but we want to get there for him."

Veteran centre George Carmont was Wigan's hero with a hat-trick of tries in his penultimate home game.

The 34-year-old Carmont is hanging up his boots at the end of the season despite playing well enough to earn a place in the 2012 Dream Team, and Wane admits he has given up trying to persuade him to change his mind.

"He's a quality player but he's a very proud man," he said. "I'd never offend him by keep asking him.

"I'm happy to do what he wants. He loves Wigan and he wants to make sure he goes out on a high. He's one of best professionals I've ever worked with."

Wigan's comfortable victory earned them next week off and a passage straight through to a home semi-final, when they will face a much sterner test of their title credentials.

Quality win

"They're a fantastic team, the Catalans," Wane added. "The scoreline doesn't show that but that was a quality win.

"We've not been at our best recently I'm very pleased with that. It was a good performance. Our completion rate was the best it's been for a few weeks but the most pleasing thing was our defence.

"Our edge men were fantastic and our halves were superb but there is still some improvement in us. There are some things we will need to tweak if are to go all the way."

Wane withdrew full-back Sam Tomkins in the second half with a slight knee injury but expects him to be fit for Wigan's semi-final in a fortnight's time.

The Catalans' collapse rekindled memories of their 44-0 thrashing by Wigan in last season's play-offs.

And, although this time they live to fight another day, they will have to find some drastic improvement before playing a sudden-death tie in Perpignan next weekend.

"Wigan taught us another lesson in a semi-final," said coach Trent Robinson. "You build yourselves up for these games. We fought hard to finish in the four and get into these semi-finals. We're a better team but we didn't show it.

"It was pretty disappointing. Right from the first whistle, we struggled to defend their plays.

"I thought we took a lot of short-cuts which is disappointing and we just didn't work hard enough for the position on the ground."

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5 Huddersfield Giants 25 33
6 Leeds Rhinos 25 32
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