22 April 2006

New Nobility Gets Off to Winning Start

Brian Noble's first game in charge of Wigan gets him of to a winning start as they beat Huddersfield Giants 46-14 away from home. Wigan played far better attacking rugby, rather than just going one out they kept the ball alive and swung it out to the wings far quicker. I still think he'll bring in a world class stand off, Huddersfield's own legend Robbie Paul would not be a bad option, but this victory was far from a surprise. All ten of Wigan's coaches in the last ten years (!) have won their first game in charge and Ian Millward's only win this season was against Huddersfield at the JJB. Noble also delayed his welcoming press conference by over an hour as he wanted to stay on the training field trying to tighten up the defence! It's been quite a strange situation at the bottom of the table, Wigan are last, then Catalan Dragons and then third from bottom are Castleford. It is actually Castleford who are technically bottom as Wigan *will* make the play offs this year (top six) and Catalan are immune from relegation for three years!