Wolves suffer customary second half collapse as relegation battle looms

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LEADING 4-6 at the break, Warrington Wolves suffered their now customary second-half collapse as they went down 32-6 at arch-rivals Wigan Warriors.

With the historic Locker Cup up for grabs, there was little to choose between the two teams as the Wire led 4-6 at the break.

But then Wigan Warriors winger Liam Marshall ran in three tries for the second game running as the hosts triumphed in the derby clash at the DW Stadium

A converted try from Ben Currie had Warrington 4-6 up at the break, with Sam Halsall’s unconverted score on the stroke of half-time – just moments after the Wolves had blown an opportunity to go further in front – ensuring Wigan remained in touching distance.

Jake Bibby put the hosts in control with a try four minutes into the second half and then three tries in the space of 14 minutes from Marshall saw the Warriors take the game out of Warrington’s reach before Jai Field’s late try put the seal on things.
The defeat puts Warrington well and truly in a relegation battle although fortunately bottom of the league Toulouse, who visit the Halliwell Jones next week and are four points behind the Wolves, lost narrowly 22-16 at Hull KR on Thursday night.


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