Wigan twice came from behind to get the better of bogey team Huddersfield and claim their first Super League win of the season last night.
The Giants were on course for a fourth successive regular-season victory at the DW Stadium when they led 16-10 at half-time, but Wigan roared back with three second-half tries, with prop Ryan Sutton clinching a 24-16 triumph with his first try for the club seven minutes from the end.
Already without suspended England scrum-half Matty Smith, Wigan lost his half-back partner George Williams to injury in the warm-up and were forced to draft in Ryan Hampshire and for long periods they struggled for cohesion.
Huddersfield took the lead through Anthony Mullally but Joel Tomkins took a delayed pass from full-back Matty Bowen to score Wigan’s opening try and John Bateman soon got the second. Huddersfield roared back through Jamie Ellis and Aaron Murphy
Wigan were right back in the game when Tomkins, looking a class act at centre, beat Leroy Cudjoe to score his second try on 50 minutes.
Trailing 16-14, they made the crucial breakthrough when Michael McIlorum went over.Sutton then made sure of the points when he crashed over near the posts.
Warrington made it back-to-back wins to start the season as they saw off Hull 7-6 in a tight contest at the KC Stadium.
The Wolves beat Salford in round one and made it two from two as they burst the bubble of Hull, who were on a high from their shock win at Huddersfield last Sunday.
They did it thanks to a moment of magic from Man of Steel Daryl Clark which set them on their way to a lead they would not relinquish.
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