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Wigan 52-18 Salford

Wigan (28) 52
Tries: S Tomkins 4, Coley, Charnley, McIlorum, Farrell, J Tomkins Goals: Richards 8

Salford (6) 18
Tries: Williams 2, Gleeson Goals: Holdsworth 3

Sam Tomkins
Tomkins took his season's tally of tries to 30 against Salford

Sam Tomkins ran in four tries as Wigan thrashed Salford to record their 10th consecutive win in all competitions.

Tomkins scored a first-half hat-trick with further tries coming from Andy Coley and Josh Charnley, while Sean Gleeson crossed for Salford.

Michael McIlorum, Liam Farrell and Joel Tomkins touched down after the break for Wigan while Sean Gleeson and Danny Williams added two tries for Salford.

Full-back Tomkins grabbed his fourth with the last play of the game.

But, while Wigan could revel in his performance, they were also left rueing an injury to Ben Cross who suffered a suspected broken arm that will rule him out for the rest of the season.

Tomkins had opened the scoring after only four minutes but Salford responded quickly when Williams crossed.

With Daniel Holdsworth kicking the conversion the Reds briefly held the lead, but any pretensions of making a contest of it evaporated as Coley and Charnley both went over.

Tomkins then took centre stage, adding two tries in four minutes, as Wigan reasserted their supremacy to lead 28-6 at half-time.

The break failed to halt the Warriors' momentum as McIlorum and Farrell grabbed touchdowns within 10 minutes of the restart.

To their credit Salford refused to capitulate, Gleeson crossing in the corner to take their score into double figures.

Joel Tomkins latched on to a good ball from Finch to extend Wigan's lead before Williams scored his second.

Fittingly, Sam Tomkins had the final word, evading several attempts to tackle him as he crossed for the final score.


Wigan: S. Tomkins, Charnley, J. Tomkins, Carmont, Richards, Leuluai, Finch, Mossop, McIlorum, Coley, Hansen, Hoffman, O'Loughlin.

Replacements: Goulding, Cross, Hock, Farrell.

Salford: Patten, Broughton, Henry, Gleeson, Williams, Ratchford, Holdsworth, Cashmere, Smith, Boyle, Anderson, Neal, Wild.

Replacements: Jewitt, L. Adamson, Paleaaesina, Godwin.

Referee: Robert Hicks (Oldham)

Attendance: 13,607.

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