U19s thrash Wakefield

U19s thrash Wakefield

  • Match report as Wigan Warriors Under-19s beat Wakefield Trinity.

  • A 56-16 victory sees Shane Eccles’ side go back to the top of the Academy Super League.

  • Young Cherry and Whites score 11 tries overall, with four in the first half and seven in the second.

Wigan Warriors Under-19s returned to the top of the Academy Super League after a comfortable 56-16 victory over Wakefield Trinity on Saturday.

Shane Eccles’ side ran in 11 tries, including seven in the second half to make it six wins out of six at the start of the 2019 season.

Three tries in the opening 25 minutes from Reece Hamlett, Aiden Roden and Nathan Wilde saw the Warriors race into an early lead at The Mobile Rocket Stadium.

Aiden Roden scored a try in either half.

Harrison Burrows kept Wakefield in the contest with a try in the 16th-minute. Dane Windrow and Burrows got Trinity’s second and third tries late in the first half, with Burrows converting both.

Ben O’Keefe’s 40th-minute touch down spurred his side on for the second half, as Wigan eased to a convincing win.

Ethan Havard, Sam Halsall and Harry Rushton all scored within ten minutes of the restart. Three more efforts from Ryan Forshaw, Roden and Halsall saw the Warriors content by the 69th-minute.

Centre Sam Halsall scored a brace after appearing off the bench in the second half.

Callum Green rounded the result off with a try seven minutes from time, and overall converted six goals.

The 56-16 win means the young Cherry and Whites now go above St Helens at the top of the league, due to having a superior points difference.

Next up for Wigan is Leeds Rhinos at the Robin Park Arena on Sunday 28th April, 2pm kick-off.

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