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Wigan (18) 20
Tries: French, Williams, Hardaker Goals: Hardaker
Warrington (0) 6
Tries: Lineham Goals: Patton

Challenge Cup finalists Warrington suffered a fifth straight Super League defeat as they lost to Wigan for the first time in four meetings in 2019.

Injury-hit Wire had their two top try scorers Blake Austin and Josh Charnley among a host of missing players.
And they were taken apart with three first-half tries from Bevan French, George Williams and Zak Hardaker.
Steve Price's side improved after the break but only had a late Tom Lineham consolation touchdown to show for it.
Dec Patton, who had earlier seen two tries chalked off, one of them harshly, landed the conversion, but although they won the second half, it was Wigan's early blitz that sealed the game.
 

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All over by half-time. Held the lead, and they didn't have a sniff of the line until the 70th minute.
 

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Wigan Warriors (14) 46
Tries: French 3, Hardaker, Leuluai, Smith, Sarginson, Gildart Goals: Hardaker 6, Smith
Catalans Dragons (0) 12
Tries: McIlorum, Tierney Goals: Tomkins

Wigan Warriors moved to within a point of a second-place finish as Bevan French's classy hat-trick helped them cruise past Catalans Dragans for an 11th win in 12 Super League games.
French's tidy score out wide and a fine finish led to a 14-0 interval lead.
After French sealed his treble, Michael McIlorum's try gave Dragons hope, but Zak Hardaker, Thomas Leuluai, Harry Smith and Dan Sarginson all crossed.
Lewis Tierney replied but Oliver Gildart crossed for an eighth home try.
Warriors, who will now secure second spot and a home play-off qualifier if they avoid defeat in their final fixture against Castleford next Friday, were convincing winners against outclassed opponents.
Victories for both Warrington and Salford mean those two sides trail Wigan by two points with one match remaining in the the regular season.
 

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We are closing in! We have won 10 of our last 11 games now, and if we can beat Castleford next week, will be nailed on for second spot.
 
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Wigan (4) 26
Tries: Williams, Hardaker, Greenwood, Gildart, Smithies Goals: Hardaker 3
Castleford (2) 8
Tries: Blair Goals: Ellis 2

Wigan Warriors maintained their timely winning run going into the Super League play-offs as the reigning champions racked up a 12th victory in 13 games.

But Castleford must now sweat on how Hull FC get on against leaders St Helens on Friday to determine whether they seal a top-five finish - and a place of their own in those play-offs.

A bad night for Cas was made worse by a red card for Jesse Sene-Lefao.

But, by then, rampant Wigan had already scored four of their five tries.