LIVERPOOL ST HELENS 52 WIGAN 7
Liverpool St Helens comfortably overpowered a spirited Wigan side with another fine display. After building an early lead they withstood a determined fight back from the visitors, either side of half time, to roar away in the final twenty five minutes with five tries to emphasise the win.
Once again it was a thoroughly efficient team effort, with mature displays from Rob Sexton, Alex McClurg and Andy Bacon having a significant impact.
Attacking from the off, LSH were rewarded with a try in the first minute from centre Jordan Royle latching on to a fine break from Alex McClurg to score under the posts. Jamie Morris converted. 7-
LSH went further ahead in the 28th minute when prop Adam Gore took full advantage of a rare opportunity, after strong pressure, to dive over under the posts. Morris, now back on, converted. 19-
Wigan started well again in the second half but LSH soon reasserted control with the bonus point try from number 8 Chris Hull after a scrum close to the Wigan line, Morris converting. 26-
15 Bacon 14 Hennigan 13 Royle J 12 McClurg 11 Morris 10 Sexton 9 Wilson 1 Gore 2 Jackson 3 Macaulay 4 Royle P © 5 Hall 6 Shelley 7 Thompson 8 Hull 16 Hattingh 17 Potter 18 Bonati 19 Webster 20 Webster.