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Wigan Warriors were given a rugby league lesson at times in their loss to Hull KR, with the Robins outplaying Matt Peet’s side in nearly every element of their 26-10 success.

Willie Peters had called on his squad to respond after their terrible performance against Catalans Dragons, and they duly complied.

Rovers were quick out of the blocks, leading 10-0 after 12 minutes with Jesse Sue bouncing off and sprinting over Liam Farrell before ex-Wigan player Oliver Gildart scored in the corner.

Peta Hiku made matters worse for Wigan, breaking from his own half and combining with Niall Evalds to make it 18-0 on the half-hour mark.

Wigan did score back through Abbas Miski, but Ryan Hall’s 245th Super League try and Kelepia Tanginoa’s lung-busting effort after Wigan had stopped playing clinched the victory.

Liam Farrell’s consolation try gave the travelling fans something to cheer about, but the manner of the defeat has left many Wigan Warriors supporters seething.

“Pathetic” – Wigan Warriors’ fans take aim after lacklustre performance

Matt Peet was dissatisfied with the setback, calling for a significant response against Catalans Dragons after criticizing the “below-par” performance in which he said his side was “beaten in all areas”.

Those sentiments were shared by many Wigan fans, who swamped social media with angry remarks following the loss.

One fan said they were “embarrassed to be a Wigan supporter right now,” and another said the result was “an absolute disgrace (of a) performance.”

Another commentator agreed, claiming that Wigan had been off the boil since their World Club Challenge triumph over Penrith Panthers.

They claimed, “That was disgusting, in all honesty. We’ve been horrible all season save for the Penrith game.”

Given that it was only the second loss of the season, some fans couldn’t comprehend the outburst from others.

Despite the fact that it was Wigan’s second defeat of 2024, many fans were upset by the way in which it was delivered, and individual players were singled out.

Hull KR scored three of their five tries from the right edge of Adam Keighran and Abbas Miski, and one fan has mourned the pair’s “pathetic” defeat.

They posted: “Pathetic. One of the worst right edges we’ve ever had this. Has cost us tries in every single game so far. Two small blokes who can’t defend yet are slower than our props.”

Another added: “Got bullied badly tonight. Discipline desperately needs sorting. Defence weak far to many bouncing off tackles. Attack anonymous barely had a platform to build from tonight. Needs to be like Catalan at magic last season we improved massively after that defeat.”

After losing at Magic Weekend last season, Wigan put on a spirited display against St Helens before going on a run of games with only one win in 18, leading all the way until their defeat at Good Friday earlier this season.

Ironically, Wigan’s next game is against Catalans, so a win against the French side, who are also coming off a 30-2 loss to Leigh Leopards, might help them get back on track.

 

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