Wigan 32-6 Warrington: Liam Marshall hat-trick inspires Warriors

Liam Marshall Wigan Warriors SWpix
Liam Marshall celebrates one of his tries | Photo: Ed Sykes/SWpix

Wigan winger Liam Marshall scored a hat-trick for the second week in a row to help the Warriors ease past rivals Warrington 32-6 on home soil.

The 26-year-old, who bagged a hat-trick in last week’s 46-4 win over Hull KR, has now scored 22 tries in as many games this season.

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Wigan superstar Bevan French made his 100th career appearance, with Warrington’s George Williams playing his 250th career game.

The Warriors were in control in the opening stages but Warrington fought their way back into the contest and scored the game’s first try in the 20th minute. Ben Currie got on the end of a chip from Williams, with Stefan Ratchford converting.

Warrington threw a lot of Wigan in the first half but failed to capitalise on their opportunities near the Warriors line.

And then Matty Peet’s side scored on the brink of the half-time hooter. Sam Halsall finished off a move that saw almost every Warriors player involved. Harry Smith failed to convert, so Warrington took a narrow 6-4 lead into the sheds.

HT: Wigan Warriors 4-6 Warrington Wolves

George Williams Warrington Wolves
George Williams in action for Warrington

Whatever Peet said in the sheds during the half-time interval certainly worked. They scored shortly after the second half restart through Jake Bibby to take the lead.

Marshall scored his three tries inside 14 minutes in the second half. His first came in the 58th minute, with his third coming in the 71st.

Jai Field capped a stunning second half performance from Wigan with a try at the death to wrap up a 32-6 win for the Warriors.

FT: Wigan Warriors 32-6 Warrington Wolves

Wigan: Field; French, Halsall, Bibby, Marshall; Cust, Smith; Cooper, Shorrocks, Byrne, Isa, Pearce-Paul, Smithies. Subs: Singleton, Mago, Ellis, Partington.

Tries: Halsall, Bibby, Marshall (3), Field Goals: Smith 4

Warrington: Thewlis; Wrench, Mata’utia, Wardle, Ashton; Ratchford, Williams; Harrison, D Clark, Mulherm, Currie, Nicholson, Holmes. Subs: J Clark, Bullock, Walker, Mikaele.

Tries: Currie Goals: Ratchford 1

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