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Summary

  1. FT: Wigan Warriors 12-42 Brisbane Broncos
  2. Corey Oates and Kodi Nikorima with two plus Matt Gillett, Jarrod Wallace and Greg Eden cross for Brisbane
  3. Wigan on the board through Dan Sarginson and George Williams but lose Michael McIlorum to a leg injury

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By Phil Cartwright

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Super League 0-2 NRL

FT: Wigan Warriors 12-42 Brisbane Broncos

Brisbane Broncos celebrate
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Read Matt Newsum's report of a comprehensive win for Brisbane Broncos over Wigan Warriors here.

We'll be back again tomorrow from 18:30 GMT for the World Club Challenge - Leeds Rhinos v North Queensland Cowboys.

Hope you can join us then for live text and radio commentary. Enjoy the rest of your good evening.

Match reaction

FT: Wigan Warriors 12-42 Brisbane Broncos

Wigan Warriors captain Sean O'Loughlin told Sky Sports: "It didn't go well for us but they're a top-class side. They schooled us a bit.

"They didn't do anything we don't see in Super League, but they did it very well and constantly throughout the game, and we struggled to handle it."

Match reaction

FT: Wigan Warriors 12-42 Brisbane Broncos

Brisbane Broncos half-back Anthony Milford told Sky Sports: "We wanted to be very clinical.

"Unfortunately they scored a couple of tries but there were a lot of positives for us to take out of that match."

Full time: Wigan Warriors 12-42 Brisbane Broncos

A chastening night for Wigan as a clinical Brisbane Broncos ease to victory at the DW Stadium and give the NRL an unassailable 2-0 lead in this year's World Club Series.

The result will hurt, but more concerning for Wigan will be the plethora of injuries they've collected over the past couple of hours, most notably hooker Michael McIlorum with a broken ankle.

TRY (Williams, goal Powell)

Wigan Warriors 12-42 Brisbane Broncos

Finally some reward for Wigan and George Williams, who grabs a consolation try for the Warriors from close range.

They deserve that second score, for their efforts in the face of injury-induced adversity alone.

Wigan Warriors 6-42 Brisbane Broncos

With the result assured, it's a case of counting down the minutes now for both sides. Four to go. And credit to both teams, they're both still giving it plenty.

NO TRY

Wigan Warriors 6-42 Brisbane Broncos

A hat-trick for Brisbane's Corey Oates? No it's not. His hand is on the touchline as he acrobatically grounds the ball in the corner.

He may have got one similar in his favour in the first half, but the video referee rules against the Broncos winger this time.

Wigan Warriors 6-42 Brisbane Broncos

Brian Noble

Ex-Great Britain coach, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Taulima Tautai of Wigan Warriors
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It's important Wigan aim up here and hopefully the score doesn't become embarassing. They've been good for 80% of the game but they've been undone by how clinical Brisbane have been. The Broncos defence has been pretty good.

Brisbane's try line defence is class, they read everything. Just looks so easy.

TRY (Eden, goal Parker)

Wigan Warriors 6-42 Brisbane Broncos

What a moment for English winger Greg Eden.

The Broncos have their seventh try, matching Sydney Roosters' efforts 24 hours ago, courtesy of an 80-metre dart to the line by the former Huddersfield, Hull KR and Salford man.

Every Brisbane kick at goal has gone over tonight, six of them for Corey Parker.

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has a smile on his face up in the stands, and with good reason.

Wigan Warriors 6-36 Brisbane Broncos

Wigan get to within 10 metres of the try line once more, but prop Ben Flower spills the ball in a tackle with Corey Parker.

Wigan Warriors 6-36 Brisbane Broncos

When it's not your night...

Wigan centre Dan Sarginson knocks on with the try line at his mercy. Fortunately, a Brisbane player knocked on first, so the Warriors have a scrum deep in Broncos territory.

Wigan Warriors 6-36 Brisbane Broncos

Kodi Nikorima of Brisbane Broncos celebrates
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So, safe to say it's going to be 2-0 to the NRL in this year's World Club Series.

Can Leeds restore some pride for Super League on Sunday? Follow live text and radio commentary here on the BBC Sport website from 18:30 GMT as the Rhinos host North Queensland Cowboys in the 2016 World Club Challenge.

TRY (Nikorima, goal Parker)

Wigan Warriors 6-36 Brisbane Broncos

Kodi Nikorima extends Brisbane's lead still further, resisting the temptation to knock on a grubber kick and touches down unchallenged. His second of the match.

Meanwhile, Wigan's injury woes continue...

Michael McIllorum broken and dislocated ankle. Has gone to Salford Infirmary #WCSwigbri

.@ISA_Willie went down the tunnel for further treatment to his leg injury in the build up to the last Broncos try. Wigan fans applaud him.

TRY (Oates, goal Parker)

Wigan Warriors 6-30 Brisbane Broncos

Corey Oates of Brisbane Broncos
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A big swing in momentum in this match, and almost certainly "game over" now.

Wigan spill the ball with an overlap on their left touchline 10 metres out, the Broncos break quickly and Englishman Greg Eden sees his name up in lights for a second.

Lewis Tierney stops Eden's 50-metre dash to the line, but Brisbane winger Corey Oates strolls over on the other side of the field for his second try.

Wigan Warriors 6-24 Brisbane Broncos

Brian Noble

Ex-Great Britain coach, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Greg Eden tackled by Sam Powell
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Brisbane have taken their opportunities, in the NRL you get fewer, you have to be clinical and incisive. A few poor defensive reads have helped Brisbane but both teams are rucking the same. Wigan are winning the field position in this second half.

Wigan Warriors 6-24 Brisbane Broncos

Oh, unlucky Wigan. George Williams sends a fantastic looping pass to Oliver Gildart on the left touchline, but the young winger can't quite gather and the chance has gone.

The Warriors enjoying a decent spell at the start of the second half.

Wigan Warriors 6-24 Brisbane Broncos

More excellent field position for Wigan as Sam Thaiday catches a ricochet from an offside position.

They start another attacking set 15 metres from the Brisbane line, it's switched left, but the Broncos snuff out the threat with a mammoth catch from a high bomb by Corey Oates.

Wigan Warriors 6-24 Brisbane Broncos

John Bateman
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Kudos to Wigan, here. They've started the second half in spirited fashion - a solid defensive set and a repeat attacking set get them to the Broncos' try line.

Replacement hooker Sam Powell chases his own dab through and earns a goal-line drop-out.

Hang on, what's this?! Tony Clubb about to come back on for Wigan?!

Wigan Warriors 6-24 Brisbane Broncos

Brian Noble

Ex-Great Britain coach, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Milford took off then, gosh he's an exciting player. He just went 'Zoom'. He was gone but came up with the forward pass.

Wigan Warriors 6-24 Brisbane Broncos

Almost a run to the line for Brisbane right at the start of the second half, but play is brought back for a forward pass by Anthony Milford.

Kick-off

Wigan Warriors 6-24 Brisbane Broncos

Right then, any way back for the wounded Warriors?

Wigan kick off the second half 18 points behind and with their matchday squad down to 15 players, as Michael McIlorum and Tony Clubb were both injured in the first 40 minutes.

Slammin' Sam back in action

HT: Wigan Warriors 6-24 Brisbane Broncos

Big news for all England fans, and probably new coach Wayne Bennett in the Broncos sheds too, as Sam Burgess made his first outing back in the cardinal red and myrtle green as the Rabbitohs beat Gold Coast in a trial match.

The big back-rower scored a try to help his side to a 22-20 trial game success. Good to have you back in rugby league, Sammy lad!

Sam Burgess
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World Club Challenge on BBC Sport

Sunday: Leeds Rhinos v North Queensland Cowboys

Join us for live text and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra commentary of tomorrow's World Club Challenge from 18:30 GMT.

Kick-off is at 19:00 GMT.

Can wounded Rhinos stop the Cowboys?

Sunday: Leeds Rhinos v North Queensland Cowboys

Standing between Johnathan Thurston's North Queensland Cowboys and a first World Club Challenge success are struggling Super League champions Leeds Rhinos.

Brian McDermott's side are bottom of the table, without a win in 2016 and their list of players out injured is longer than the guest list at a posh wedding (the kind I'm rarely invited to...)

Even so, Leeds are looking forward to the test that awaits them from the NRL champions on Sunday.

"We can't get nervous," forward Brett Ferres told BBC Sport. "We need to go out and enjoy it. It's a big experience. These moments don't come around often."

Thurston's destiny?

Sunday: Leeds Rhinos v North Queensland Cowboys

Johnathan Thurston
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Johnathan Thurston is probably the world's best player right now. He's won pretty much all there is to win in rugby league - individually, with his club side North Queensland Cowboys, with his state Queensland, and with his native Australia at international level.

One prize eludes the 32-year-old half-back - the World Club Challenge.

Ahead of Sunday's fixture with Leeds, Thurston told BBC Sport: "To win this World Club Challenge match against Leeds would be fantastic - not so much to 'win a set' but to be able to say we, as a team, were successful in an event in which we competed in for the first time.

"I think the fact we have the same team competing in England that won the NRL premiership last year is very significant and would make any success we had over here that much more special."

Super League Show highlights

BBC One, Sunday, 23:15 GMT

Watch highlights of all three World Club Series matches in a special edition of the Super League Show on BBC One (Sunday, 23:15 GMT).

The programme will be available for the following 28 days on the BBC iPlayer.

Now, a quick look ahead of a little game that's going in Yorkshire tomorrow evening...

Wigan Warriors 6-24 Brisbane Broncos

Brian Noble

Ex-Great Britain coach, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Wigan don't deserve to be 24-6 down. They've executed well.

Half-time: Wigan Warriors 6-24 Brisbane Broncos

Josh McGuire tackles John Bateman
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Not going according to the script if you're a Wigan fan, I'm afraid.

Plenty of endeavour from the Warriors, but Brisbane have still crossed the try line four times and appear in complete control of this World Club Series match.

The bigger picture looks even bleaker for Wigan, with hooker Michael McIlorum off with a suspected broken leg and forward Tony Clubb also struggling with a shoulder problem.

A penny for the thoughts of coach Shaun Wane...

TRY (Wallace, goal Kahu)

Wigan Warriors 6-24 Brisbane Broncos

Into the final two minutes of the first half - can either side find a breakthrough? Yes they can...

Jarrod Wallace breezes through a gap in a tiring Wigan defence to score. Jordan Kahu puts over the kick and Wigan are 18 points behind at half-time.

Wigan Warriors 6-18 Brisbane Broncos

A comedy moment for anyone other than Darius Boyd, as the Brisbane full-back chases back to gather a kick and it bounces up straight into his face.

I didn't laugh. Honest.

Wigan Warriors 6-18 Brisbane Broncos

This could prove a costly night for Wigan with injuries.

Wigan have lost Michael McIlorum to serious-looking leg injury and Tony Clubb looked in a bad way after a couple of steamroller hits.

The timing for Shaun Wane's side isn't the best, two games into a crucial Super League campaign.

TRY (Gillett, goal Parker)

Wigan Warriors 6-18 Brisbane Broncos

The home crowd fall silent as a wonderful short pass by Kodi Nikorima sends second-rower Matt Gillett over for Brisbane's third try of the first half.

Corey Parker makes it three kicks from three, and the Broncos lead 18-6.

Wigan Warriors 6-12 Brisbane Broncos

Wow, Tony Clubb! A huge hit again from the Wigan forward! That's got the crowd going if nothing else.

He looks a little worse for wear, though. Maybe a little winded. And to be honest, I'm not surprised.

Wigan Warriors 6-12 Brisbane Broncos

Brian Noble

Ex-Great Britain coach, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

That was worth the entrance fee with those two tackles from Tony Clubb!

Wigan Warriors 6-12 Brisbane Broncos

Wigan Warriors
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Shaun Wane's side started 2016 with victories over Catalans and Huddersfield in Super League.

And they're not out of this one by any stretch yet...

TRY (Sarginson, goal Smith)

Wigan Warriors 6-12 Brisbane Broncos

Dan Sarginson
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Wigan on the board!

Liam Farrell puts centre Dan Sarginson in for a close-range try and the Warriors have their first points of the contest.

Matty Smith, affected by a swirling wind that causes the ball to topple off his kicking tee on two occasions, keeps his nerve to knock over the extra two points and reduce the deficit to six.

Wigan Warriors 0-12 Brisbane Broncos

Michael McIlorum led off on a stretcher
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Our TV colleagues at Sky Sports report it's a suspected broken leg for Michael McIlorum. Horrible news if that's proved to be the case. Speedy recovery, Michael.

In the meantime, Wigan's Tony Clubb goes in with a meaty tackle to win possession back for the Warriors. A hint of the shoulder charge about it, but the home side won't care too much about that.

People of Wigan that wasn't an earthquake, it was @TonyClubb getting stuck in on Adam Blair.

TRY (Nikorima, goal Parker)

Wigan Warriors 0-12 Brisbane Broncos

Brisbane Broncos Kodi Nikorima celebrates
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Try number two for Brisbane goes to Kodi Nikorima.

The Kiwi half-back takes advantage of a ricochet off the post to touch down and give the Broncos a healthy lead.

His younger brother, Jayden, impressed for Sydney Roosters last night. Quite a weekend for the Nikorima family.

Wigan Warriors 0-6 Brisbane Broncos

A sight no rugby league fan wants to see - Michael McIlorum leaves the field on a stretcher and the Wigan crowd rise as one to applaud him from the pitch.

He responds with some applause of his own. Hopefully the injury isn't as bad as it first looked.

'Crucial' McIlorum

Wigan Warriors 0-6 Brisbane Broncos

Brian Noble

Ex-Great Britain coach, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Michael McIlorium
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He's the pivot, he touches the ball more than anyone else, he's the conductor, the man who orchestrates with the baton. And Wigan are a bit skinny in the hooker position.