Victories for Wigan and Widnes

  • Last Updated: July 19 2014, 11:46 BST

A review of Friday night's action in the First Utility Super League, including wins for Wigan and Widnes.

Williams: Scored a hat-trick of tries
Williams: Scored a hat-trick of tries

Teenager George Williams grabbed a hat-trick as Wigan stormed to the top of the Super League table with a 10-try 56-10 rout of an outclassed Hull at the DW Stadium.

The reigning Super League champions never looked back after full-back Lewis Tierney, son of former dual international Jason Robinson, put them in front with a spectacular fourth-minute try while England winger Josh Charnley celebrated his 100th Super League appearance with a try in his side's triumph.

The defeat was another hammer blow to the play-off hopes of Hull, who have taken just a point from their last five games.

Remarkably, the Black and Whites, who gave a debut to18-year-old Jack Logan in the absence of former Great Britain centre Kirk Yeaman, won 34-33 in the corresponding game in 2013 but will be glad to see the back of the Warriors after conceding 100 points in two matches to them this season.

Wigan's other five tries came from Dom Manfredi (2), Matty Smith, Sam Powell and Scott Taylor while Fetuli Talanoa and Liam Watts crossed for the visitors.

The result meant Wigan moved ahead of Leeds Rhinos and St Helens although the latter can reclaim top spot when they visit London Broncos on Saturday.

In the night's other match, Warrington missed the chance to join the leading trio on 30 points as they suffered a 28-14 defeat at Widnes.

Widnes bounced back from their loss to Wakefield last Thursday in style as they had too much for error-ridden Warrington on the night.

The Vikings went into the game with the odds firmly stacked against them after winning only one of their previous eight games while Warrington came to the Select Security Stadium on the back of 10 previous wins and a 72-12 thrashing of London last week.

But two tries from Jack Owens gave Widnes the derby bragging rights and moved threm three points clear of ninth-placed Hull KR.

Rhys Hanbury, Paddy Plynn and Cameron Phelps scored Widnes' other three tries while Ryan Atkins, Chris Bridge and Ben Currie crossed for Warrington.