Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Warriors Win the Battle of Borough

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Warriors Win the Battle of Borough

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WIGAN ran out 22-14 victors in the 'Battle of the Borough' pre-season fixture against Leigh Centurions.

Sam Tomkins started the match at full-back and demonstrated his superb dancing feet when he crossed for his side's first try - but that came after Pat Vaivai had bulldozed his way through the visitors' defence to score for Leigh.

George Williams' customary grubber kick to the left corner was pounced on by Oliver Gildart to give Wigan the lead 10 minutes before the break, but there was still time for Leigh to level the scores through Peter Mata'utia on the stroke of half-time.

By the time his grubber kick was pounced on by impressive debutant Gabe Hamlin to extend Wigan's lead, Tomkins had switched into the halves - allowing Morgan Escare to make his long-awaited return from injury at fullback. …

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