After coming into the Rugby League 9s Finals night undefeated in the competition, Wigan Warriors left empty-handed with two defeats from two.
Featherstone Rovers progressed to the semi final by inflicting a 6-4 defeat on the Warriors as a converted score from Tom Carr cancelled out John O’Donnell’s try just after half time.
Hull K.R. knocked-out holders Warrington in their quarter final, setting up a tie between Warrington and Wigan to decide who would join Wakefield in the Plate Final.
Ben Hellewell scored first for Warrington after the second scoreless first half of the evening before Joe Bullock broke away for a try to give Wigan hope in the closing stages.
Wigan took the power play option in an attempt to win the game but it was unsuccessful and things got worse as Brad Dwyer scored in the closing stages to seal a 12-4 win for the Wolves.
Wakefield brushed Warrington aside with a comprehensive 28-6 victory to take the plate before attentions were drawn to the race for Rugby League’s fastest man. Ryan Hampshire represented Wigan and came 4th out of 16 runners. London’s Omari Caro took the honors.
No Super League team reached the final as Featherstone faced last year’s runners-up Cumbria, with Cumbria winning 16-10.
Wigan Squad: Louis Tierney, Joe Burgess, George Williams, John O’Donnell, Ryan King, Ryan Hampshire, Scott Leatherbarrow, Shae Lyon Fraser, Joe Bullock, Greg Burke, Iain Thornley, Matty Crow, Ellis Grimes, Andrew Cunningham, Liam Carberry, Josh Rooney, James Greenwood.
Quater Final: Wigan Warriors 4 Featherstone Rovers 6
Wigan try: John O'Donnell
Plate Semi Final: Wigan Warriors 4 Warrington Wolves 12
Wigan try: Joe Bullock