Season Review - Part Three

Season Review - Part Three

We continue our look back at the 2012 season and reflect on the months of June and July.

Wigan record a fantastic win at Leeds to start June in style and continued their unbeaten run before a home loss to Bradford.

In July, it's three wins in the Super League but in the Challenge Cup, Wigan fall at the Semi-Final stage against the Leeds Rhinos.

June

01-Jun a Leeds R W 50-8 Lima T, Farrell T, O'Loughlin T, Carmont T, Leuluai 2T , Charnley T, Gelling T, Finch T, Charnley 7G

Another first half blitz from the Warriors and a complete performance from a young Wigan team saw the Cherry & Whites run out 8-50 winners. The Warriors were without six forwards with Hock, Tuson and Mossop suspended and Hansen, Prescott and Flower all injured which gave youngsters Jack Hughes, Dom Crosby, Logan Tomkins and debutant Rhodri Lloyd a chance to impress.

09-Jun a Catalans D W 36-14 Tuson T, Gelling T, Charnley T, Carmont 2T, S Tomkins T, Hughes T, Charnley 2G, S Tomkins 2G

Wigan recorded an impressive and hard-fought 36-14 victory over the Catalans Dragons.It was a game which Wigan appeared to dominate for long spells, but the French resistance meant the game was never safe until the final minute when Jack Hughes scored the seventh try of the afternoon.

25-Jun h Widnes V W 54-12 Charnley 3T, McIlorum T, Carmont T, Prescott T, Gelling T, Finch 2T, S Tomkin T, Charnley 7G

A stern Widnes display wasn't enough to prevent the Warriors notching-up a thirteenth straight win but it wasn't routine for the Super League leaders. However, a hat-trick from Man of the Match Josh Charnley helped Wigan on their way to avenging the 37-36 loss in to Widnes in March.

29-Jun h Bradford B L 22-30 Gelling T, Murphy T, Flower T, Crosby T, Charnley 3G

Wigan's thirteen game unbeaten run came to an end as Bradford Bulls ended a dramatic week off the field with two Super League points on it.The home side were reduced to 12 men with 23 minutes remaining in the second half when McIlrorum was shown red, the man advantage proving decisive.Young Jack Murphy made his Wigan First Team debut at Full Back.

July

08-Jul a Wakefield TW W 52-10 S Tomkins 3T, Hock T, Carmont 3T, Hansen T, Thornley 2T, S Tomkins 6G.

Wigan moved five points clear at the Super League table as the Warriors ran out comfortable 10-52 winners against the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.Wigan ran in ten tries with a hat-trick for Sam Tomkins and George Carmont, Iain Thornley with a brace and touchdowns from Hock and Hansen also crossed the whitewash. Sam Tomkins added six conversions.

Wigan gave a debut to new signing Matty Smith on the bench following his arrival from Salford.

14-Jul 2 Leeds R CCSF L 28-39 Carmont T, Hock T, Flower T, O'Loughlin T, Charnley T, S Tomkins 4G

Wigan suffered heart break as they crashed out of the Challenge Cup with a 24-39 semi-final loss to Leeds.Too many uncharacteristic Wigan errors were punished by the Rhinos whilst the speed of Burrow, McGuire and Hardaker proved too much for an under-performing Wigan defence to handle.

21-Jul a London B W 44-6 S Tomkins 4T, Charnley T, Thornley T, Smith T, Finch T, S Tomkins 6G

Four-try Sam Tomkins led the way in a convincing second half display which will ensure Wigan will be at least three points clear at the top of Super League after Round 21 action.

27-Jul h Castleford T W 40-16 Lauaki 2T, Thornley T, Farrell T, Carmont T, S Tomkins 2T, Charnley T, S Tomkins 4G

Wigan Warriors completed a Super League double over the Castleford Tigers with a 40-16 success at the DW Stadium.The cherry and whites crossed for eight tries with a brace from prop Epalahame Lauaki in the opening 8 minutes as Wigan raced into a 16-0 lead. Sam Tomkins also crossed for two touchdowns.

Matty Smith signed from Salford on debut at Wakefield.

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