|Leeds (0) 0
|Wigan (22) 50
|Tries: Wardle 3, Subject, Marshall, Pearce-Paul, Miski, Farrell, Mago Objectives: Smith 7
Jake Wardle scored a hat-trick as Wigan Warriors went again to the highest of the Tremendous League desk by battering sorry Leeds Rhinos in scorching circumstances.
Two tries from Wardle plus scores from Jai Subject and Liam Marshall gave the away facet a 22-0 lead at half-time.
Kai Pearce-Paul added to their lead earlier than Wardle waltzed over to finish his treble.
Abbas Miski, Liam Farrell and Patrick Mago went over late on to finish Wigan’s largest ever win at Headingley.
With two video games of the common season to go, Wigan, Catalans Dragons and St Helens are tied on 36 factors on the high of the desk, however the Warriors prepared the ground due to a vastly superior factors distinction.
Victories of their closing matches, at dwelling to Castleford and away at Leigh, ought to be sufficient to see Matt Peet’s males declare the League Leaders’ Protect for the sixth time.
Depleted Leeds are eighth within the desk, however their hopes of ending within the high six at the moment are all however over and will likely be ended ought to Warrington win at Salford on Sunday.
The Rhinos thought they’d taken the lead when Harry Newman picked up a free ball and raced in unchallenged from the midway line, however the attempt was dominated out by the video referee for a knock-on.
Wardle put the away facet forward shortly afterwards when he grabbed a excessive kick from Harry Smith and Subject then dotted down after Rhyse Martin fumbled one other excessive ball on the goal-line.
Marshall went over within the nook for his twentieth attempt of the season after some pretty fast passing from the away facet, earlier than Wardle received his second when Wigan caught the Rhinos chilly from a scrum.
Any probability for a fightback from Leeds, who had crushed Wigan of their previous three Tremendous League encounters, was ended within the opening moments of the second half when Pearce-Paul charged down a Luke Hooley kick and was then fed by Morgan Smithies to crash over.
After a scrappy 20 minutes, Wardle was in a position to simply cruise over from 15 metres out after one other Leeds dealing with error.
Miski sped over for his twenty second attempt of the season, Farrell powered over after which Mago scored within the closing minute to place the icing on the cake as Wigan claimed a seventh successive Tremendous League win in emphatic vogue.
Leeds now face a visit to Catalans on 16 September, by which period they’re more likely to be enjoying just for satisfaction.
Leeds: Hooley, Fusitua, Newman, Martin, Handley, Gannon, Sinfield, Oledzki, O’Connor, Holroyd, McDonnell, Walters, Smith.
Interchanges: Lisone, Johnson, Ruan, Donaldson.
Wigan: Subject, Miski, King, Wardle, Marshall, French, Smith, Ellis, O’Neill, Pearce-Paul, Farrell, Smithies, Byrne.
Interchanges: Powell, Nsemba, Mago, Dupree.
Referee: Jack Smith.