A YOUNG Wigan side leaked 32 unanswered points to lose a friendly at Hull KR.
The Warriors had taken a 10-0 lead during a bright opening with young-guns Ryan Hampshire and Dominic Manfredi grabbing tries.
But Hull KR, who started with a near full-strength side, began to take a grip of the contest on the back of an impeccable kicking game, and by half-time had established an 18-10 lead with tries from Lincoln Withers, Greg Eden and Mickey Paea.
The second-half failed to offer any improvements for the die-hards who had travelled to a shivery Craven Park.
Liam Salter went over for a try and winger Omari Caro finished with a double.
Coach Shaun Wane drafted senior players Chris Tuson and Paul Prescott into his squad following their 30-6 loss at Leigh the previous week.
But their presence couldn’t stop Wigan slipping to their second defeat of the pre-season.
Wane said: “I would never use inexperience as an excuse. We did too many things wrong today - I am disappointed with that performance.”
More familiar names are expected to take part in Thursday’s contest at Salford.
Hull KR: Eden; Caro, Welham, Salter, D Hodgson; Carlile, Dobson; Paea, Withers, Walker, Mika, Paterson, Horne. Subs: Latus, Heil, Griffin, Hepi, J Hodgson, Cox, Tuimavave, Ollett, Beharrell, Esslemont, Smith.
Wigan: Murphy; Thornley, Hughes, Lloyd, Mandredi; Hampshire, Powell; Prescott, L Tomkins, Crosby, Tuson, Gelling, Burke. Subs: Lever, Carberry, Dudson, Taylor, Greenwood, Burgess, Spencer.
Referee: Richard Silverwood.