The Morning After: Wigan’s strong defence, Wakefield spirit & top class Catalans

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

Wigan’s strong defence

Wigan are renowned for their strong defence and it came up trumps for them again in their 18-14 win over Warrington on Friday night.

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It was an impressive debut from prop Brad Singleton, while the likes of Ollie Partington and Liam Farrell also impressed in the forward pack.

The Warriors had to make almost 80 more tackles than their counterparts. Another interesting stat to come out of the game was that Warrington led the offload count 34-4, so it just goes to show that Wigan did the basics right and came out on top.

Wakefield spirit

Wakefield might have lost 20-16 against champions St Helens – but it was one of the best performances they have put in since the re-start of Super League.

Trinity coach Chris Chester can be pleased of his side’s effort and grit in the game as they pushed Saints all the way.

Wakefield half-back Ryan Hampshire produced a stellar display and a great kicking game, while Josh Wood worked extremely hard at hooker. It was also nice to see Reece Lyne leading the team out.

Top class Catalans

Steve McNamara’s side are coming good at the right time. The Dragons eased past Hull KR 34-4 in Perpignan on Friday night.

The Dragons currently sit third in the Super League table and will certainly be targeting Grand Final glory this year.

When you’ve got players like Sam Tomkins, Israel Folau and James Maloney in your side then why wouldn’t you believe that you could reach the Grand Final? Catalans are a really exciting team to watch and they can beat anyone on their day. They are starting to hit their straps as we approach the business end of the season.

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