Wigan 36-16 Warrington

Wigan Warriors posted a convincing 36-16 win over Warrington Wolves at the DW Stadium to give their play-off hopes a boost.

The win comes only six days after the Wolves beat Wigan in the Carnegie Challenge Cup semi final.

George Carmont crossed for two tries while Pat Richards scored a try and four goals, in the process becoming the first Australian it score 1,000 points for Wigan.

Warrington opened the scoring through Chris Bridge after Lee Briers’ well-placed kick to the touch line from a 20m restart had given them the possession.

The Warriors replied quickly, the ball moved left for Pat Richards to level matters and took the lead when Sean O’Loughlin’s kick was touched down by Amos Roberts, Richards’ improving the try to make the score 10-4.

The hosts turned that slender advantage into a convincing lead before the interval: first Cameron Phelps stepped two players to score before Thomas Leuluai strolled through the Wolves defence, Richards converting both efforts.

The Warriors’ lead was extended in the first ten minutes after the restart, Martin Gleeson finding enough space down the wing to cross, the score 26-4.

That try was quickly followed by another: this time Richards found the space, sending a ball inside for Carmont to touch down before adding the conversion.

Carmont added a second soon after Mark Flanagan had used his strength to hold off the defenders and get the pass away, the score now 36-4.

Warrington hit back to add some respectability to the score, a Vinnie Anderson going over from a short pass and Chris Riley crossing at the corner, Bridge converting both efforts.

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