Wigan Warriors boss hails four-try Abbas Miski: ‘A great advert for perseverance and hard work’

Drew Darbyshire
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Abbas Miski celebrates scoring a try for Wigan Warriors

Wigan Warriors coach Matt Peet paid tribute to Abbas Miski after the winger scored four tries in their thrashing of a rotated Hull KR side.

The Lebanon international scored four tries, including a first half hat-trick, to help Wigan hammer a much-rotated Hull KR side 64-6 at the DW Stadium on Friday night.

Peet’s side didn’t take their foot off the gas on a Rovers matchday squad which featured a trio of homegrown debutants as well as three short-term loan signings with next week’s Challenge Cup final against Leigh Leopards in mind.

Miski has scored 18 tries in as many games for the Warriors this season, and is quickly becoming a fan favourite at the DW Stadium.

The Lebanese flier has had to work hard for his place in Peet’s side, having spent time on loan in the Championship with Newcastle Thunder and London Broncos over the last two seasons.

“There isn’t a major flaw in his game,” Peet said of Miski after their win over Hull KR.

“He’s worked so hard, he lets his rugby do the talking and he is just a great advert for perseverance and hard work.

“He showed the right attitude when he went to Newcastle and he is benefiting from that.

“From a coach’s point of view he is technically where you want him to be and he is such a well-rounded player for us.”


Wigan Warriors boss delivers praise to youthful Hull KR side

Speaking in his post-match press conference, Peet praised Willie Peters’ youthful side for an ‘honourable’ performance ahead of the Robins’ trip to Wembley next Saturday.

“We did a professional job,” Peet added.

“It was a different sort of challenge for us and it was quite difficult to prepare the group.

“I want to pay tribute to Hull KR who brought a young and spirited team and while they lacked some cohesion and experience I thought their performance was honourable and we had to earn our points.”

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