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England back-rower John Bateman will miss around a month after breaking a rib in Saturday's derby with St Helens, Wigan boss Matt Peet confirmed.

Bateman played through the pain, scoring a try as the Warriors were beaten late on by their local rivals.
 

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Wigan (18) 30
Tries: French (2), Field, Farrell, Marshall Goals: Smith (5)
St Helens (2) 10
Tries: Lussick, Batchelor Goals: Lomax

Wigan sealed second place and a Super League semi-final spot as they dashed St Helens' hopes of securing the League Leaders' Shield in Warriors' backyard.

Bevan French, Jai Field and Liam Farrell put Wigan 18-2 up at the break.

Saints had led via Jonny Lomax's early penalty but Wigan soaked up pressure and were clinical on the counter.

Joey Lussick reduced Saints' deficit but Liam Marshall's solo try and French's late score settled it either side of Joe Batchelor's consolation.
 

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Wigan and England second rower Liam Farrell is set to miss the Super League play-offs because of injury, making him a doubt for the World Cup.

The 32-year-old is expected to be out for two months after damaging his knee.
 

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Bevan French has agreed a deal to stay with Wigan Warriors until at least 2024.

The Australian, 26, who scored 31 tries this season, also has a further two-year option at the DW Stadium.