Warriors Continue Good Form In Perpignan


The Wigan Warriors continued their winning run on French soil for a 3rd successive year, picking apart Steve McNamara's side in a 35-6 victory over the Dragons.

Catalans made a bright start to the game, their first attacking set finishing with forcing a goal line drop out, then a refreshed tackle count when a Wigan man was forced to swat down a pass that would've potentially seen the Dragons opening the scoring, Catalans spilling the ball within Wigan's 10.

Wigan would hit the front after 10 minutes, Joe Greenwood set up close to the line and then powering onto a flat pass to force his way over for the opening try of the game, Tomkins converting easily.

Catalans were close to falling further behind, George Williams attacking the Dragons line before stabbing a grubber into the in goal area pursued by Morgan Escare, the kick just running dead, a real let off for the Dragons.

The Warriors wouldn't have to wait to wait long for more points, Sam Tomkins fielding the Dragons deep kick and setting off on an explosive run, Morgan Escare in support to cross for a try against his former side, Tomkins adding the extras once more to make it 12-0.
Escare would have his second of the game just minutes later, the Dragons throwing the ball around and coming up with the error, Escare the fastest to react to the error and race away for his second in as many minutes, Tomkins going 3 for 3 off the boot to give Wigan an 18-0 lead into the half.

Wigan would make an even faster start to the second half, Gabe Hamlin with a powerful effort to get the Warriors to the line, the next drive given to Tony Clubb how used his large frame to his advantage and registering a try of his own, Tomkins unable to convert this time.

The Dragons would finally hit the scoreboard after 50 minutes, Josh Drinkwater kicking crossfield and Fouad Yaha rising the highest to claim the ball from the sky and open the Dragons' account for the afternoon, Drinkwater converting the try from the touchline, 22-6.

Wigan would once more show their ability to attack from anywhere, Tom Davies and Morgan Escare combining deep in Wigan territory, the break finished off by George Williams as the Warriors stormed further ahead, Tomkins converting from the sideline to push the Warriors to a 28-6 lead.

The Warriors would kill the contest off further with 10 minutes left to play, Joe Greenwood torturing the Dragons' right edge yet again and forcing his way over once more, Tomkins converting his 6th kick of the game, finishing up with a drop goal for good measure on the siren to give the Warriors a 35-6 win in France.



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