Match report – Wigan 40 – 6 Toulouse

Wigan winger Abbas Miski scores four tries in convincing 40-6 win over Toulouse Olympique

Last update: 25/06/22 00:05

Wigan Warriors Abbas Miski scored four tries against Toulouse

Four tries from Wigan winger Abbas Miski paved the way for a convincing 40-6 win over Toulouse to move up to second in the Super League for the time being.

The Warriors opened the scoring after just three minutes with Miski landing in the corner following great work from Jai Field and Bevan French.

From then on Toulouse were out of the chase and Liam Farrell snuck in the tackle to go over, while two tries from Miski and one from French gave the home side good control at the break with a 28-0 lead.

Toulouse pulled one back early in the second half with Dominique Peyroux over the top, but that just kicked the Warriors into high gear with two more tries.

Field showed neat footwork to cross for a try, while Miski added a fourth to cap off a wonderful night for him and his team.

The Warriors took the lead after just three minutes and they never looked back. Miski grabbed his first try after Field and French combined on the right. Harry Smith converted to make it 6-0.

Wigan moved through the Toulouse defense with ease. Field took a break and instead of going for it himself, he opted to find the Frenchman and the full-back was knocked down. Brad Singleton nearly scored before Farrell was sent through a gap to extend his advantage to 10-0, with Smith coming up short with his conversion attempt.

Toulouse launched their first real attack with Corey Norman taking a half break, while Marcon couldn’t recover a Tony Gigot kick from the corner. A rare handling error from Field prevented another try, but a Toulouse forward on the first tackle restored Wigan the upper hand.

This time they got it right as Field went right and combined with French, who sent a cut ball for Miski to cross for his second down of the night. Smith converted for a 16-0 lead and in full control.

Toulouse started to take advantage of a little ball possession without creating chances. Wigan, on the other hand, threatened every game and two tries in three minutes before the break ended the game like a contest.

First Field, Smith, Kai Pearce-Paul and Willie Isa all combined down the right for Miski to land his hat-trick, before French traded passes with Liam Marshall to cross. Smith converted for a 28-0 halftime lead.

The visitors were the first to score points in the second half, with Peyroux taking advantage of some defensive play to hit the ground. Chris Hankinson converted to make it 28-6.

Wigan crossed for their first try of the second period when Field showed off his sophisticated footwork to bamboozle the Toulouse defence. Smith converted for a 34-6 lead.

The Warriors reached the 40 mark with Miski grabbing his fourth try of the night, when he should have had a fifth but Isa’s final pass sailed into touch.

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