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Wigan

  • Bowen (2), Farrell, Charnley,
    Goals: Smith (3),
22 - 16

Catalan Dragons

  • Pomeroy, Escare (2),
    Goals: Bosc (2),
  • Super League
  • 28th Mar 2014
  • KO 20:00
  • Att: 11,216

Super League: Shane Wane voices relief after Catalan Dragon victory

Last updated: 29th March 2014  

Super League: Shane Wane voices relief after Catalan Dragon victory

Shaun Wane: Relieved to beat Catalan

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane conceded his team were far from their best on Friday night as they snatched a last-minute win against Catalan Dragons.

The Warriors needed a late try from Matty Bowen to secure a 22-16 victory at the DW Stadium in a match that saw Wigan get their noses in front just once.

The Dragons raced into a 10-0 lead inside the opening 10 minutes with tries from Morgan Escare and Ben Pomeroy, but Bowen's first of the night saw the Warriors trail 10-4 at the break.

Escare then extended Catalan's advantage, but tries from Josh Charnley and Liam Farrell levelled things up before Bowen sealed a dramatic win.

Wane said: "We bombed a few tries and it could have easily been a 20-point win, but fair play to them, they came here and had a dig.

Magic

"They are a tough team to beat, as we saw against Huddersfield last week. We weren't at our best but we have found a way to win, so I am satisfied with that."

Wane was also pleased that it was Bowen who produced a moment of magic to seal the match, saying: "He had a quiet game by his standards but to come up with that at the end was outstanding.

"That is what he has been doing for years."

Catalan coach Laurent Frayssinous was understandably disappointed at conceding such a late try, although he had nothing but praise for his men.

"I thought we deserved a point for the effort made by the guys, but rugby league is a tough and cruel sport and our discipline wasn't good enough in the end to win the game," he said.

"The performance as a team was very good. Against St Helens we started to build something and we showed it last week, and now we need to be a little bit consistent and we are confident for the future.

"The defeat hurts. We want to win every game. There are a lot of positives from tonight and I am pretty happy, but we need to do it consistently."

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Super League Table

Super League Table - September 14 2014
Pos Team P Pts
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 Catalan Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
Today's Results
TimeResult
Super League
Saturday 11th October
St Helens 14 - 6 Wigan
Friday 3rd October
Wigan 16 - 12 Warrington
Thursday 2nd October
St Helens 30 - 12 Catalan Dragons
Friday 26th September
Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalan Dragons
Thursday 25th September
Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington
Saturday 20th September
Leeds 20 - 24 Catalan Dragons
Warrington 22 - 19 Widnes
Friday 19th September
St Helens 41 - 0 Castleford
Thursday 18th September
Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield
Sunday 14th September
Wakefield 18 - 42 Hull K R

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