Amos Roberts produced a magnificent performance scoring two tries and playing an integral part in others to maintain Wigan’s 100% winning start to the season.
The 29-year-old former Sydney Roosters wingman started the rout finishing a sublime move and also completed the victory with a fine 70-metre effort.
The Warriors overcame Crusaders 38-6 last week and look in resurgent form under new coach Michael Maguire and continued where they left off, starting the game strongly and playing some flamboyant rugby.
They were also equally impressive defensively, often driving Rovers back towards their own line and limiting them to kicking from behind their own thirty-metre line.
It didn’t take long, however, for them to register their first score of the game, taking an early 4-0 advantage. Some enterprising play consisting of slick passing and swift handling across the field culminated in Roberts having the simple task of scoring in the corner.
Rovers were driven in to action by that score and started to make metres themselves, partly thanks to a penalty count in their favour. They spurned several chances, Kris Welham going close but knocking-on in the process of off-loading, as Wigan’s defence stifled any attacks.
Wigan’s good performance continued after the interval and it took them just ten minutes to extend their advantage.
Andy Coley went close early on, dropping the ball in the process of scoring, but they weren’t to be denied their third try of the game though, Sean O’Loughlin, collecting a hack forward from Lee Mossop following Sam Tomkins’ high kick, minutes later to score his fiftieth career try.
When Richards crossed for Wigan’s fourth try of the game, collecting a high kick from Tomkins, the game was all but over and that was ensured when Joel Tomkins crossed.
But Roberts ensured the icing was put on the cake when he collected a loose ball to race seventy metres to score under the posts.