As the start of the new Rugby League season kicks off, super league winners take on the league leaders in a battle for domination.
Jermain McGillvary bagged a hat-trick of tries book-ended by scores from Brett Ferres and Scott Grix to keep the giants on top of the perch.
Iain Thornely and Joe Burgess got on the scoresheet for the hosts within 10 minutes of the second half to threaten a comeback, with shocked Huddersfield leading to a few nervous mistakes but McGillvary halted their momentum before Grix sealed the win with a great break by Danny Brough.
Wigan flooded with injuries, England internationals Sean O’Loughlin and Michael McIlorum but Mickey managed a spell in the second half to get some game time under his belt. Our player Anthony Gelling was set to make an impact but due to a slight hamstring issue, Shaun Wayne didn’t want to take any risks.
Full-back Matty Bowen, the man signed to replace Sam Tomkins, had a great spell and his explosive speed will help Wigan get out of some sticky situations but now he could be facing a possible ban after being put on report for a high and late tackle on his opposite number Scott Grix.
Inevitably, Huddersfield skipper Danny Brough, the 2013 Man of Steel, was at the heart of his side’s impressive display, despite an off day with the his Xblades boots.