The Morning After: The Wigan Way, French electric & Warrington looking good

The Morning After looks at three talking points from the latest Super League action.

The Wigan Way

Wigan went top of Super League after beating rivals St Helens 18-6 in a game that had a little bit of everything at the Totally Wicked Stadium last night.

READ: St Helens 6-18 Wigan: Warriors go top with win over rivals Saints

The Warriors secured their first win over Saints for more than two years and it was a near perfect performance from Adrian Lam’s side.

It was a typical Wigan display – effort, heart and desire. The Warriors just never give up and are brutal in defence.

READ: Adrian Lam ‘exhausted and emotional’ as Wigan end winless run against St Helens

Wigan’s forwards really stood up well in what was a war of attrition. Ollie Partington, Willie Isa and Joe Greenwood were dominant in the Warriors pack.

French electric

What more can be said about Bevan French? The Australian full-back is just a pleasure to watch when he’s got the ball in his hands.

French has been a superstar signing for the Warriors and he could play a very key role in whether they win silverware this season.

The 24-year-old scored another try and provided another assist in Wigan’s win over Saints. His try was just sensational.

French has now scored 14 tries in 16 Super League games this season, with seven assists to his name. He’s a box office player.

Warrington looking good

Warrington put in a professional display to inflict a 19-12 defeat on Huddersfield in St Helens on Friday night.

READ: Warrington 19-12 Huddersfield: Wolves too strong for Giants

It wasn’t the best performance we’ve seen from the Wolves in 2020 but they got the win which is all that matters.

They were awarded a 24-0 victory after Salford couldn’t fulfil their fixture due to player availability issues so as a result Warrington have moved level on points percentage with St Helens, who are in second behind leaders Wigan.

READ: Warrington coach Steve Price happy to take every point they can

Warrington showed some good glimpses of their attacking rugby against Huddersfield, and Daryl Clark is world class talent. The new rules really suit his game and he is just so explosive out of the ruck.

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