Marshall would swap hat-trick for win

Liam Marshall admitted he would happily have swapped his hat-trick against Warrington on Saturday for a victory.

The Wigan winger celebrated signing a new deal with the club earlier this week with three tries against the Wolves, but the Warriors were unable to capitalise.

Joe Burgess’ late try sealed a 24-24 draw to leave Marshall with mixed emotions at the end of a hectic few days.

“It has been a pretty good week for me – it felt good to sign the new deal and I feel comfortable that I will be here for at least the next three years and the tries are always great to have, but I wanted the win more than anything,” he told the club’s official website.

“My luck seems to be in against Warrington – I don’t know if there is something about our left edge when we play them, but hopefully I can keep scoring and get more against other teams as well.

“I was going to have a kick as well – I did it last week, but George (Williams) put his hand up so I let him do it and he did a brilliant job. Credit to him for wanting to have a go on the biggest occasion of the season so far, he did well.

“Obviously it’s always good to get the individual plaudits, but I would give them back to have got the win. It was down to a kick of a ball at the end, but we can take a lot from the game.

“We had to bring the ball out of yardage a lot and gave them the ball in good positions, but we showed a lot of good character to get the draw at the end with only a minute to go.

“That is what we’re about though – we don’t give up until the final whistle and on another day we might’ve won, but a point is better than a loss.

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