Dragons beaten at Wigan


Wigan Warriors (8) 42

T : Joe Burgess 3, George Williams, Oliver Gildart, Zak Hardaker, Jarrod Sammut
G : Zak Hardaker 7

Catalans Dragons (0) 0

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G :


Joe Burgess' hat-trick helped Wigan Warriors to a 42-0 win over Catalans Dragons in the Betfred Super League.

Former Wigan favourite Sam Tomkins made his return to the DW Stadium but could not inspire his new side as the Warriors ran in seven tries in all.

It was only 8-0 at half-time as Burgess, in only his second game back from a serious knee injury, scored the only try with Zak Hardaker adding the conversion and a penalty.

Burgess scored again in the 50th minute and a rush of scoring around the hour mark brought tries for George Williams and Oliver Gildart, Burgess' hat-trick and two conversions and a penalty for Hardaker.

Hardaker scored the sixth try and Jarrod Sammut added another in the last minute, with Hardaker converting both to take his points total to 18.


Match report

Wigan : Hardaker, Manfredi, Sarginson, Gildart, Burgess, Williams, Sammut, Bullock, Leuluai, Navarrete, Isa, Paisley, Partington
Subs: Flower, Shorrocks, Byrne, Smithies

Dragons : Tomkins, Yaha, Langi, Wiliame, Tierney, Gigot, Smith, Casty, Albert, Moa, Edwards, Whitley, Bird
Subs: Bousquet, Goudemand, Baitieri, Kasiano

Stadium : DW Stadium

Referee: James Child