Wigan head coach Shaun Wane refused to blame injuries for the Warriors’ dismal 54-4 defeat at Castleford on Saturday.
George Williams (knee), Ben Flower (achilles) and Anthony Gelling (knee) were all forced out of the game as the Tigers romped back to the top of the table.
“It’s not acceptable,” said Wane. “They were too good for us. There are no excuses from us about personnel – Wigan teams don’t get pumped like that at Castleford.
“The players are hurting. We got absolutely schooled. We need to have a real positive week and bounce back for Salford.”