Super League: Wigan Warriors 34-16 Leeds Rhinos

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Super League: Wigan Warriors 34-16 Leeds Rhinos
Joe Greenwood’s try put Wigan ahead for the first time
Betfred Super League
Wigan (22) 34
Tries: Sarginson, Flower, Greenwood, Bullock, Williams, Farrell Goals: Hardaker 4
Leeds (12) 16
Tries: Handley, Ferres, Watkins Goals: Lolohea 2

Super League holders Wigan scored six tries to beat Leeds and bounce back from their opening-day defeat.

Dan Sarginson and Ben Flower went over to cancel out early scores from Leeds pair Ash Handley and Brett Ferres.

Tries from Joe Greenwood and Joe Bullock gave Wigan a 22-12 interval lead, and George Williams bundled over to increase their advantage.

Kallum Watkins dived over in the corner for the visitors but Liam Farrell’s score made the points safe for Wigan.

Wigan have now won their past seven home meetings with Leeds, who remain without a point after losing at Warrington last weekend.

The hosts started slowly, taking 27 minutes to go in front, but four consecutive tries either side of half-time proved crucial.

It was a first competitive win as Wigan coach for Adrian Lam, while Bullock got his first Super League try for the club on his home debut.

Ferres collected a well-timed Tuimoala Lolohea pass to score at the DW Stadium for the second consecutive season, but Leeds managed just four points in the second half.

Wigan: Hardaker, Davies, Sarginson, Gildart, Marshall, Williams, Leuluai, Clubb, Powell, Flower, Greenwood, Farrell, O’Loughlin.

Replacements: Navarrete, Isa, Hamlin, Bullock.

Leeds: Walker, Briscoe, Watkins, Hurrell, Handley, Lolohea, Myler, Peteru, Dwyer, Merrin, Ferres, L. Sutcliffe, Ward.

Replacements: Cuthbertson, Parcell, Oledzki, Donaldson.

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