Warrington Wolves set up a Challenge Cup quarter-final clash with Hull KR after defeating Wigan Warriors 26-24 on Sunday. The Wire were fortunate to be leading 18-12 at the break after tries from Bryson Goodwin, Jack Hughes and Daryl Clark replied to Sam Powell and Tommy Leuluai efforts for Wigan, who also had a Dan Sarginson try controversially disallowed.
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Ryan Atkins went over in the corner to move the hosts 10 points clear only for Wigan to storm back with tries from Sarginson and Zak Hardaker. But, Warrington edged it thanks to Stefan Ratchford’s goal as they then held on for the remainder of the tie to move another step closer to emulating last year’s march to the final.
Coach Steve Price told the BBC: “We know what sort of team Wigan are and I thought they were fantastic today. That was one of their best performances of the season. They showed a lot of heart. “I’m both proud and relieved. I was really proud of the guys especially in those last 15 minutes when we raised the bar and went again – they dug deep today.”
Asked if the disappointment of losing to Catalans Dragons in the 2018 final and being defeated by Wigan in the Super League Grand Final would spur them on to glory this term, Price added: “Time will tell, I hope it does but there’s an awful lot of football still to be played.”