August 14, 2022

Trinity beat Wigan to claim 30-12 victory

Wakefield Trinity capped off an inspired performance with a 30-12 victory over Wigan Warriors in the Betfred Super League.

Lee Kershaw, Jai Whitbread and Jacob Miller got the party started in the first half we took a comfortable lead at the break. Kelepi Tanginoa and Lewis Murphy scored Trinity’s tries in the second half as we took an incredible victory, and a performance worthy of it.

Following last weekend’s narrow defeat to Catalans, Wakefield still had an abundance of confidence going into Sunday’s clash with Wigan Warriors.

After positive performances against Castleford, St Helens and the Dragons, Willie Poching’s side was looking good and was aiming for success against Matt Peet’s side.

It was the home side who started the contest brightly, as well, Kershaw sliding down the right-hand side to touch down his first try since coming back from injury.

Back-to-back, they made them pay, this time it was Whitbread who capped off his fine opening performance with a score. Miller played an integral role in taking the ball to the line as the prop forward went over underneath the sticks.

From the supplier to the customer, Miller was enjoying his fun in the sun on Sunday afternoon. The halfback pulled the strings in the centre as he danced through the Warriors’ defence to put the ball down with half an hour on the clock.

Wigan did manage to pull one back before the half-time whistle, however, it was Trinity who had the last laugh of the half, Mason Lino ever reliable with the boot as he slotted over two.

Playing against the most clinical team in the league with over 600+ points scored already this campaign, Trinity couldn’t afford to take their foot off the gas, putting their bodies on the line as Jai Field and Bevan French circled.

James Batchelor had a good chance to add to Trinity’s advantage halfway through the second period as he fell just short of the line before Jacob Miller’s drop-goal attempt was blocked.

Continuing to probe the Wigan defence, Trinity’s time was always going to come, and it came in the form of Tanginoa. The Wakefield second-row collected the ball after Lino’s pass split the Wigan defence, ready for Tanginoa to find his way through.

Jai Field pulled one back for the Warriors, but it was only a consolation as Murphy capped off the victory with an incredible try. The winger intercepted the ball on the left edge as he left the Wigan defence for dead, topping off a memorable day.