WATCH: Stunning Jai Field solo effort as Wigan Warriors close in on sixth straight Super League win

Ben Olawumi
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For a second year running, Wigan Warriors ace Jai Field has gone virtually the length of field to cross for a try against Salford Red Devils at the DW Stadium.

Australian Field last year sealed a 30-24 win against the Red Devils for the Cherry and Whites with a last-gasp long-ranger.

And this time around, his 85-metre effort came in the very last play of the first half, handing his team a 16-point advantage at the break, taking the game away from the visitors oncemore.

At the time of writing, Matt Peet’s side lead 26-4 on home soil, and look certain to make it six Super League wins in a row against top six hopefuls Salford.

They could end the evening top of the table dependent on how current league leaders Catalans Dragons fare at Craven Park against Hull KR, another side chasing the play-offs.

WATCH: Jai Field crosses for another stunning solo effort against Salford


Field’s solo effort saw him pluck a kick out of the night sky from veteran Marc Sneyd, which had come following a penalty awarded for a high shot just before the hooter went.

After Sneyd had hammered it downfield and in touch, he looped it high, but Field was able to take it cleanly and race the 85 metres to cross under the sticks with a disorganised Red Devils defence seeing the vast majority of that ground covered with a free roam.

Warriors goal kicker Harry Smith converted following some misplaced efforts with the boot earlier on in the opening 40, something highlighted as an issue recently by pundits Kyle Amor and Danika Priim on Betfred’s The Last Tackle.

Salford’s only points so far this evening at the DW have come from the boot of Scotland international Ryan Brierley, who himself converted two penalties.

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