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Wigan Warriors v Catalans Dragons:  Pat Richards steps inside Steve Menzies during his 200th appearance for Wigan

Wigan Warriors v Catalans Dragons: Pat Richards steps inside Steve Menzies during his 200th appearance for Wigan

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PAT Richards marked his 200th game for Wigan with two tries to help destroy Catalan. The winger swept over for two tries in the second-half as Shaun Wane’s men consolidated second spot in the table.

Richards’ first try was a stunning 90-metre intercept, which was his 150th touchdown for the Warriors since joining in 2006.

In total, he finished with 18 points, as Wigan fired on all cylinders to clinically dispatch of the team they were level on points with going into the contest.

After a scrappy opening, Wigan established an 18-0 lead by the break.

Blake Green crossed first, before Sean O’Loughlin – playing with his hamstring heavily strapped – engineered touchdowns for Chris Tuson and Jack Hughes.

Richards’ double sandwiched a lively Sam Tomkins effort, and with Catalan reduced to 12-men when Olivier Elima was sin-binned, academy-product Greg Burke scooped up a loose ball to crawl over the line for his first try for the club.

Fittingly, it was Richards who had the final say, nailing the sideline conversion in front of 12,149 appreciate fans.