The Wigan Warriors, will head into next months Dacia World Club Series on the back of a recent 50-10 defeat at the hands of Leigh Centurions.
Beginning the match with a strong side, the reigning Super League champions went onto make wholesale changes before Leigh ran away with the match.
The Centurions took an early lead when Ben Crooks crossed the line however Wigan put themselves back into the game after Thomas Leuluai and Oliver Gildart crossed for tries.
However, a late first half try to Corey Paterson saw the Centurions lead 12-10 at the break.
From here, it was one-way traffic.
Leigh would prove too strong for a younger Warriors side and cruised home to a healthy victory.
Wigan player Joe Bretherton said his side were not able to keep the pace with Leigh in the second half and it ended up costing them.
“We started well and we started with our most senior team possible but I just think we dipped a bit when us young lads got out there,” said Bretherton.
Despite the blooding of young players into the match against Leigh Centurions, it is widely expected that Wigan coach Shaun Wane will put out a much stronger outfit for our clash on February 19.
Stay tuned to Sharks TV this week for a full preview of the Dacia World Club Series match against the Wigan Warriors.