Wigan Warriors 42-0 Catalans Dragons

Sunday 31st March 2019
KO: 15:00 - Round: 8

42-0 FT

HT: 8 0

Attendance: 11,106

Official: J Child

Venue: DW Stadium

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Joe Burgess 3, George Williams, Oliver Gildart, Zak Hardaker, Jarrod Sammut,

  • Goals
    Zak Hardaker 7,

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

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. 

Wigan coach Adrian Lam said: “I’m smiling. Hurray.

“It’s good to be in a winning dressing room, it’s a completely different vibe. I’ve learned a lot as a coach in the first few weeks of the season, so it’s only going to make me better and the team better. 

"I think everyone will be talking about the 42 points scored, but I was more than happy with the no points against really. That’s been the hardest part to try and change their mindset and mentality, so hopefully that’s a start of us defending better as a side."

Dragons coacn Steve McNamara, by contrast, was far from happy with his side's performance.

He said: "I thought we were as ready as we had been to play a game all year but then we dished that up. We were still in the contest, then the floodgates opened.

“We were completely beaten in every department by a team that were really hungry and energetic. We were exactly the opposite.” 

Wigan skipper Sean O'Loughlin sat the game out but Lam revealed he was not injured, merely being preserved for the matches to come - starting against Castleford Tigers on Friday.

He said: "He was just tight through his hamstring, lower back and calf. He didn’t do an actual injury, but in the past when they’ve found his (work)load was up and playing big minutes like he has been, they’ve driven him hard over a couple of weeks and then he’s got injured.

"Rather than getting to that point, we just wanted to manage that and we’re thankful we did it now.”

  • 80: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Zak Hardaker
  • 80: TRY! scored for Wigan by Jarrod Sammut
  • 68: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Zak Hardaker
  • 68: TRY! scored for Wigan by Zak Hardaker
  • 64: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Burgess
  • 62: TRY! scored for Wigan by Oliver Gildart
  • 62: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Zak Hardaker
  • 61: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Zak Hardaker
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Zak Hardaker
  • 59: TRY! scored for Wigan by George Williams
  • 50: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Burgess
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Zak Hardaker
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Zak Hardaker
  • 20: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Burgess
  • Key Performers

    Zak Hardaker

    Metres: 151

    Dan Sarginson

    Metres: 183

    Joe Burgess

    Tries: 3
    Metres: 166

    Oliver Gildart

    Metres: 322
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warriors 7
    Catalans 0

    Goals:

    Warriors 7
    Catalans 0

    METRES:

    Warriors 1721
    Catalans 1249

    CARRIES:

    Warriors 202
    Catalans 183

    TACKLES:

    Warriors 311
    Catalans 324

    OFFLOADS:

    Warriors 13
    Catalans 13

    PENALTIES:

    Warriors 4
    Catalans 6

    BREAKS:

    Warriors 11
    Catalans 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Oliver Gildart 1 2 9 1 0 7 1 19 322 16.95 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Dan Sarginson 0 0 11 2 2 1 0 27 183 6.78 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Dominic Manfredi 0 0 2 0 0 17 0 18 174 9.67 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Burgess 3 0 3 0 1 6 1 14 166 11.86 2 3 4 0 0 0 1 0
    Zak Hardaker 1 0 7 1 0 6 1 17 151 8.88 1 1 0 0 7 2 2 0
    William Isa 0 0 38 9 1 2 0 14 113 8.07 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1
    Liam Paisley 0 0 17 1 4 2 0 13 98 7.54 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    George Williams 1 2 18 2 1 1 4 18 92 5.11 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 22 5 2 2 0 10 88 8.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Bullock 0 0 29 4 1 1 0 11 86 7.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Flower 0 0 24 7 1 1 0 8 66 8.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Liam Byrne 0 0 29 1 5 0 0 9 52 5.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jarrod Sammut 1 0 30 5 5 8 3 9 48 5.33 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Morgan Smithies 0 0 14 3 0 1 0 6 32 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Oliver Partington 0 0 27 7 0 0 0 4 21 5.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Leuluai 0 0 16 2 2 1 0 3 15 5.00 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Shorrocks 0 0 15 2 1 0 0 2 14 7.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Greg Bird 0 0 19 1 2 2 0 17 136 8.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Samisoni Langi 0 0 16 1 4 2 0 15 129 8.60 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Lewis Tierney 0 0 7 0 2 2 0 14 122 8.71 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brayden Wiliame 0 0 16 4 3 2 0 11 97 8.82 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Fouad Yaha 0 0 7 2 1 2 0 12 95 7.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Matthew Smith 0 0 16 1 5 1 2 14 85 6.07 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 23 5 1 3 0 11 79 7.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Kenny Edwards 0 0 32 4 4 3 0 14 73 5.21 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 14 0 2 0 0 9 72 8.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Sam Moa 0 0 26 5 3 0 0 11 65 5.91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Gigot 0 0 18 6 5 3 4 8 62 7.75 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Sam Kasiano 0 0 14 3 3 2 0 10 53 5.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Remi Casty 0 0 30 3 2 1 0 6 49 8.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mickael Goudemand 0 0 9 0 2 0 0 7 43 6.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Whitley 0 0 44 11 6 0 0 10 38 3.80 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Sam Tomkins 0 0 9 0 2 3 3 11 35 3.18 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Lucas Albert 0 0 24 2 9 0 1 3 16 5.33 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties