Wildcats put to the sword by Warriors

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WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats came crashing back down to earth following Friday’s derby win over Castleford Tigers when they slumped to a 26-0 home loss against Super League champions Wigan Warriors.

Michael Maguire’s men looked comfortable throughout and crossed the whitewash five times to seal a convincing win which moves them up to fourth in Super League.

Both sides enjoyed come-from-behind wins on Good Friday, with Warriors defeating rivals St Helens, but it was the Lancashire side who hit the ground running at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium when Pat Richards scored a try inside two minutes.

Sam Tomkins and Josh Charnley also went over the line in the first half, with Richards being successful with one conversion to give the visitors a commanding 14-0 lead at the interval.

Paul Johnson came close to replying with a try for Wildcats early in the second half but Wigan showed strong defence to keep their hosts out.

The result was put beyond doubt when Joel Tomkins scored a fine solo effort before Sean O’Loughlin wrapped up the win for the Warriors, Richards adding both goals with the boot.

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