Wigan 84 Bradford 6

Warriors boss Shaun Wane
Warriors boss Shaun Wane
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WIGAN wrapped-up their Easter campaign in style with a 15-try demolition of bottom club Bradford Bulls.

Warriors were relentless from the start, taking just four minutes to break the deadlock with Blake Green touching down from a George Williams break, setting the tone for an onslaught which brought 12 different try scorers.

Six minutes later, Anthony Gelling, on only his second appearance of 2014, crashed over from close range after taking a Green pass.

Sean O’Loughlin was next in after winning the race to a Green kick which Bulls full-back Brett Kearney made a hash of collecting on the bounce.

Teenage full-back Ryan Hampshire scored the first of a double inside two minutes, first by taking a chance presented by a smooth flowing move between Green and Williams before being first in the queue for a Liam Farrell offload to keep Wigan’s score ahead of the clock.

Farrell scored his thirdtry of the weekend as the half-hour approached, complimenting his wonder-try at St Helens by taking a short pass from O’Loughlin to stride in.

Jack Hughes scored from a Gelling break with five minutes to go before the break, ending Warriors longest run without a try at that point - seven minutes.

As the minutes ticked down to half-time, Sam Powell marked his return to action from an ankle injury by snatching a try.

The tries kept pouring through the sometimes non-existent Bulls defence - but only after a scare on 43 minutes when Elliot Kear made a 70-yard break only for Farrell to chase the winger down and kill the threat.

From here, John Bateman got the second-half scoring rolling with a try against his former club, before Darrell Goulding, Green, Williams and Gelling added further scores before the hour-mark.

Dom Manfredi scored out-wide with 19 minutes to go but the biggest cheer of the afternoon came from the away stand when Luke Gale finally registered some points for the Bulls.

Gil Dudson ended a 17-minute spell with no home score with just a minute to go by crashing over the line, Hampshire’s conversion ensured the score match Wigan’s record win in a league match, set last season against Hull KR.

Wigan Warriors: Ryan Hampshire; Dom Manfredi, Darrell Goulding, Anthony Gelling, Dan Sarginson; Blake Green, George Williams; Gil Dudson, Michael McIlorum, Jordan James, Liam Farrell, John Bateman; Sean O’Loughlin

Replacements: Jack Hughes, Sam Powell, Tony Clubb, Ryan Sutton

Bradford Bulls: Brett Kearney; Elliot Kear, Adrian Purtell, Adam Henry, Sam Wood; Lee Gaskell, Luke Gale; Jamal Fakir, Adam O’Brien, Manase Manuokafoa, Tom Olbison, Chev Walker; Danny Addy

Replacements: Oliver Roberts, Sam bates, Alex Mellor, Nathan Conroy

Wigan Warriors:

Tries: Green 2, Gelling 2, Hampshire 2, O’Loughlin, Farrell, Hughes, Powell, Bateman, Goulding, Williams, Manfredi, Dudson

Goals: Hampshire 8, Williams 4

Bradford Bulls:

Tries: Gale

Goals: Gale

Half-time 46-0

Attendance: 15,529