Shaping Up Well

Shaping Up Well

  • Liam Farrell lauded Wigan’s attack after they run in six tries without reply

  • Wigan make a second half comeback to beat Widnes 32-16 at the DW

  • Farrell scores first try of 2018

Liam Farrell lauded Wigan’s attack after they ran in six unanswered tries to overturn a 16-point deficit and beat Widnes.

Joe Burgess’ 39th minute try to make it 4-16 gave Wigan hope and second half efforts from Farrell, Tommy Leuluai, Tom Davies, Sam Tomkins and Ryan Sutton saw Wigan complete a fine turnaround.

The game went ahead following two pitch inspections amidst nationwide snowfall and a battering from Storm Emma.

“It was really cold for the full 80, I don’t think I warmed up at all during the match! I don’t think the rest of boys were too happy with the weather either,” Farrell laughed.

Speaking on the mood at half-time, the second rower said: “We knew we were in a bad position when we found ourselves 16-0 down, but we also knew we were very capable of getting ourselves out of it as well.

“In the first half, the shapes were there, we just weren’t finishing plays like we should do. There were a few balls going to ground and a few unforced errors, we knew if we fixed them up and tried to find our front foot in attack then we’d give ourselves a really good chance.”

70 minutes gone and Wigan lead 20-16 as Liam Farrell races through to score his first of the season. 🍒⚪️ #SLWigWid

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Farrell scored his first of the season as he latched on to a fine cut-out pass and burst through a gap. On the try and Wigan’s attack, he said: “It makes things a little bit easier when you know you’ve got your first try knocked off so I can relax a bit now.

“I thought the shapes we created tonight were what made the opportunity available for me to score, and for some of the other tries too, so all credit to the lads for coming up with those different plays.

“That’s been building for us in the last few weeks. I thought Warrington was a bit of a blip but other than that we’ve created some nice plays on the field against Salford and Hull, then again tonight in the final forty.”

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