Lebanon star Abbas Miski bagged a hat-trick to help Wigan Warriors return to winning ways with an impressive 44-18 win over Leigh Leopards.
The 28-year-old winger, who recently signed a new one-year deal with the Warriors, has been in fine form this season, scoring 14 tries in 17 appearances.
Miski helped Wigan bounce back from being knocked out of the Challenge Cup in the semi-finals last week with a strong win over neighbours Leigh.
“I’m just proud of his effort and the rest of the team,” Wigan coach Matt Peet told Channel 4 after the game.
“It’s been a challenging week, obviously an emotional loss last week.
“We had to cop that one and a lot of frustration coming out of last week but I think the lads channelled that energy in the right way and Abbas was excellent in the way he took his tries and credit to his decisions on the edge.”
Wigan’s star man Bevan French also went on to praise Miski – not just for his try scoring heroics, but also for his strong carries out of yardage as well.
French told Channel 4: “Credit to him, he’s been doing it all season to us as well when we’ve been going up against him during training.
“Not just the hat-trick, but a lot of the work he does off the ball, his work out of back field and his talk and things like that go unnoticed, so credit to him.”
Abbas Miski pleased with the way Wigan Warriors responded to Challenge Cup heartache
Hat-trick hero Miski said he was pleased with the way the Warriors responded to being knocked out of the Challenge Cup last weekend with a clinical display against the Leopards, who will play Hull KR in the final at Wembley in a fortnight.
Speaking to Channel 4 after the game, Miski said: “It was really good, especially after last week.
“Everyone was really excited after last week’s game to get a win and have a good performance and I thought we did that for the majority of the game.
“Obviously its upsetting losing games like that, it means so much to this club but I think it had the opposite effect, everyone was really keen and the boys were ready to play straight after the Hull KR game and the boys were excited to make everything right and I thought we put in a good performance today.”