Wigan Warriors Dominate Leigh Leopards with 24-6 Win in Super League Derby

Wigan Warriors Extend Winning Streak with 24-6 Victory over Leigh Leopards

The Wigan Warriors strengthened their position atop the Super League table with a 24-6 win over the Leigh Leopards in a fiercely contested local derby at the Brick Community Stadium on Friday night.

The Warriors, who currently hold all four available trophies, have now extended their winning streak to nine games, while Leigh remain seven points adrift of the playoff positions.

Despite an early blow when veteran prop Mike Cooper was forced off due to a failed head injury assessment, the Warriors proved too strong for their borough rivals. Leigh’s search for a victory at Wigan continues, with their last away win against the Warriors coming all the way back in August 1983.

The match was not lacking in drama, with two yellow cards shown – one to Leigh’s Robbie Mulhern for a dangerous tackle and another to Wigan’s Brad O’Neill for a tip tackle. Both players will now face a nervous wait until the match review panel convenes on Monday.

Wigan fans were also given a glimpse of the club’s potential future halves pairing, with England international Harry Smith and 18-year-old academy product Jack Farrimond starting together for the first time. While not a complete 10/10 performance, the duo displayed flashes of their talent against a physical Leigh side.

Elsewhere, Wigan fullback Bevan French was in typically impressive form, while hooker Brad O’Neill delivered a tireless shift. The atmosphere at the Brick Community Stadium reflected the intensity of the local rivalry, with 16,053 fans in attendance for what proved to be a proper derby encounter.

The victory sees Wigan consolidate their position at the top of the Super League table, while Leigh’s quest for a first win at their local rivals continues.

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