Champions Wigan earn derby victory over Leigh

Anthony Gelling scored two tries for Wigan in their first derby with Leigh since 2005
Betfred Super League
Wigan (6) 20
Tries: Gelling 2, Williams Goals: Escare 4
Leigh (0) 0

Centre Anthony Gelling scored two tries to guide champions Wigan Warriors to a derby victory against Leigh Centurions who failed to score a point, in only their third Super League meeting.

Tough conditions made expansive play difficult, and Gelling's first score on the back of a George Williams kick was the only try of the first half.

Joe Burgess limped off with an ankle injury but Wigan overcame his loss.

Williams crossed himself before Gelling's second ended Leigh hopes.

More to follow.

Wigan Warriors: Escare; Tierney, Gelling, Burgess, Marshall; Williams, Leuluai; Nuualusala, Powell, Flower, Isa, Farrell, O'Loughlin

Replacements: J.Tomkins, Clubb, Tautai, Sutton

Leigh Centurions: Brown; Dawson, Crooks, Tonga, Naughton; Reynolds, Drinkwater; Hock, Higham, Green, Tickle, Vea, Hansen

Replacements: Pelissier, Hopkins, Acton, Burr

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