Agar happy with the effort of losing Trinity

Wakefield coach Richard Agar saw the Wildcats crash to their third successive Stobart Super League defeat but claims lack of effort is not a problem.

Wigan led 16-0 at the break thanks to tries from Thomas Leuluai, Anthony Gelling and Darrell Goulding.

Further tries in the second half from George Carmont, who scored twice, Goulding and Josh Charnley extended Wigan’s unbeaten run to three matches and moved them to second on the Super League ladder following defeats for Warrington and Hull FC.

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Wakefield’s only response came from a Kyle Wood try, Paul Sykes adding the conversion.

Agar said: “In the first half in particular our application was really good.

“We completed a lot of sets and looked good with the ball and defensively in the middle of the park we really stood up, but in the first 20 minutes of the second half some back-to-back sets hurt us.

“The reality of today is that it was a bit of a mismatch in quality of personnel, but for effort and commitment I thought our boys tried hard and gave their all for the 80 minutes,” said Agar, who had replaced Richie Mathers and Ali Lauitiiti by Motu Tony and Lucas Walshaw.

“Some of the young guys will gain tremendous experience and a lot of confidence for some of the things they did in the game.”

Wigan coach Shaun Wane said: “I think with it being wet, two games in a few days, it could have easily got a bit ugly but I have to say it was a professional job.

“I am a very happy man and I have had a great Easter.”

Wigan: S. Tomkins, Charnley, Goulding, Carmont, Gelling, Finch, Leuluai, Prescott, L. Tomkins, Lauaki, Hansen, Hock, Tuson. Substitutes: Lima, Dudson, Hughes, McIlorum.

Wakefield: Tony, Fox, Sykes, Mellars, Kay, John, Wood, Wilkes, Ellis, Amor, Walshaw, Mariano, Washbrook. Substitutes: Aiton, Johnson, Wildie, Trout.

Referee: B Thaler (Wakefield).