Matt Peet proud of Wigan for showing no Challenge Cup hangover

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Wigan coach Matt Peet says he feels proud of his side’s win at Castleford because they didn’t let last week’s Challenge Cup success to cause a hangover.

The Warriors came from being 12-0 down to win 32-12 at Castleford in front of the Channel 4 cameras on Saturday afternoon.

Peet was pleased that his side didn’t use last week’s Challenge Cup final triumph to cause his side to sit back and relax.

Speaking after the game, Peet said: “I am really proud of that one.

“We have missed a few opportunities this season where there has been an excuse not to turn up.

“We have not been quite there, but I am delighted with the commitment we showed for 80 minutes.”

Matt Peet delighted with players taking their chances

Challenge Cup hero Liam Marshall surpassed 100 career tries in the game by bagging a brace.

Peet shuffled his Challenge Cup-winning team due to injuries and suspension. Sam Powell returned having served his six-match ban, whilst full-back Jai Field moved to half-back. Willie Isa and Ollie Partington also returned to the fray.

Peet said: “After the first 20 minutes I thought we played really well, particularly the lads who have come into the team.

“Some of those lads have been in the background, but we showed we have strength in depth.

“I am made up. It shows the commitment in the group. I feel now this one is done we can take stock.

“The ones before Tottenham were bugging me and the group. But turning up today and having such a committed performance, we can see the progress we are making.”

Wigan currently sit third in the Super League table, four points behind leaders St Helens. Next up for the Warriors is a trip to Salford on Friday night.

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