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Summary

  1. Atkins and Westwood score two tries apiece for Warrington
  2. Wolves two points clear at top of table, Wigan third

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By Matt Newsum

All times stated are UK

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FT: Warrington Wolves 40-10 Wigan Warriors

Warrington go top then. Catalans and Hull do battle tomorrow, as do Leeds and Huddersfield - two teams who will be looking enviously up the table at the top four.

We're leaving you now, but the radio coverage continues until 22:30 BST.

Don't forget, live radio commentary, match reports and live scores can be found on BBC Sport for Super League, Championship and League One across the weekend.

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What else is to come?

FT: Warrington Wolves 40-10 Wigan Warriors

Super League continues throughout the weekend:

  • Huddersfield v Leeds - Fri, 20:00 BST
  • Hull FC v Catalans Dragons - Fri, 20:00 BST
  • Widnes v Wakefield - Fri, 20:00 BST
  • Salford v Hull KR - Sat, 15:00 BST
  • Castleford v St Helens - Sun, 15:30 BST

'A statement of intent'

FT: Warrington Wolves 40-10 Wigan Warriors

Iestyn Harris

Former Great Britain international on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"In the first 20 minutes, Warrington didn't get into their stride. As soon as Ben Westwood came onto the field and gave them some momentum, they didn't look back.

"For 60 minutes they've totally dominated Wigan physically, in ability and for me that little bit of hunger. They really wanted this tonight.

"They've put a statement of intent there - they've put 40 points on Wigan Warriors.

"Wigan are going to get some players back and they are going to come back strong."

FT: Warrington Wolves 40-10 Wigan Warriors

Ben Westwood
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Ben Westwood might well stand proud like the King of Warrington, for he and his team-mates executed a game-plan ruthlessly tonight.

Two tries for him, two for Ryan Atkins. Daryl Clark, Kevin Penny and Benjamin Jullien adding scores too. Wolves running hot.

Are Warrington the real deal in 2016? They're suggesting as much at the moment.

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FT: Warrington Wolves 40-10 Wigan Warriors

Wigan coach Shaun Wane told Sky Sports: "I don't want to talk about injuries, Warrington were good.

"We showed some toughness, but there are no excuses.

"I'm still proud of the efforts, we never gave in. We showed toughness in the first 25 minutes and we had a dig."

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Warrington coach Tony Smith told Sky Sports: "We were up there, defensively outstanding, and kept Wigan inside 30 metres on three occasions on the trot.

"Some of our attack at times was not quite as fluid as I'd have liked but we got reward for blitzing defence.

"It was physical, they've got an injury toll and we're not getting carried away. They're down on numbers and you could say we did the job we should do."

Full time

Warrington Wolves 40-10 Wigan Warriors

Warrington Wolves 40-10 Wigan Warriors

Iestyn Harris

Former Great Britain international on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Putting 40 points on your big rivals - it's a big statement."

TRY (Westwood)

Warrington Wolves 40-10 Wigan Warriors

Ben Westwood rumbled over for the try that gives Stefan Ratchford the chance to hit 40. He does.

Warrington have controlled this game magnificently. Westwood pouncing to finish after Lee Mossop's wayward pass gave the Wolves position.

Two points clear at the top.

Warrington Wolves 34-10 Wigan Warriors

When it's not your night...

Willie Isa watched Stefan Ratchford's awkward drop out roll towards him, he even trapped it with his foot.

Yet, the slippery pill just squirmed away. Warrington scrum.

Warrington Wolves 34-10 Wigan Warriors

Wigan showing a bit of spirit - John Bateman involved again to create the position.

Matty Smith's kick forces a drop out. They are trying to finish with a flourish.

NO TRY

Warrington Wolves 34-10 Wigan Warriors

No try. Wigan get a 20-metre restart. Six to go.

Warrington Wolves 34-10 Wigan Warriors

Stefan Ratchford thought he'd scored. Anthony Gelling spilled in goal as Warrington forced him back in search of a drop out. Ratchford thinks he got it down...

Warrington Wolves 34-10 Wigan Warriors

Warrington get a penalty as their last tackle play comes to nothing on the right side.

Easy metres from the home side.

They could hit 40 here.

TRY (Bateman, con Smith)

Warrington Wolves 34-10 Wigan Warriors

John Bateman chases up his own kick to score a consolation.

Earlier in the set the England centre/back-rower had muscled up in attack to drag Wigan in sight of the line.

One player whose commitment will never be questioned. Matty Smith adds two extra.

Warrington Wolves 34-4 Wigan Warriors

Kurt Gidley just saunters behind the posts and out to concede a drop out.

Nothing risky.

Long kick. Wigan come forward on half-way.

Warrington Wolves 34-4 Wigan Warriors

Look class do @wolvesrl this year!!!

Leeds and England full-back Zak Hardaker is impressed by Warrington, who are going two points clear at the top of the table with this victory.

Warrington Wolves 34-4 Wigan Warriors

Credit to Dan Sarginson. He's having to step up and he's playing with vigour and grit.

However it's further bad news for the Warriors. Tony Clubb is staggering around in back-play. Doesn't look too steady and he's led down the tunnel eventually.

Shaun Wane looks utterly bemused up in the stands.

Wigan desperate for Tomkins return?

Warrington Wolves 34-4 Wigan Warriors

Iestyn Harris

Former Great Britain international on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"There's an air of expectancy with Wigan and their fans that when Sam Tomkins comes back in two or three weeks, everything will be ok - everything will click into form, and I'm not sure it will.

"I think there's a lot of work to do for Wigan to get that fluency back and it's not just one person who's going to do it.

"There's key personnel missing and they need experience back now."

Captain Sean O'Loughlin, Joel Tomkins and Michael McIlorum are also out injured for the Warriors at the moment.

TRY (Jullien, con Gidley)

Warrington Wolves 34-4 Wigan Warriors

You can almost hear Shaun Wane drilling it into his players in the dressing room - "Sort out the penalty count!!!!"

It's a message that's not gone in as Greg Burke's mistake gifts the field position that leads to Benjamin Jullien battering his way across on the right edge.

Warrington adding a touch of gloss to this work. Kurt Gidley dotting the Is with his kick.

Warrington Wolves 28-4 Wigan Warriors

Warrington get the penalty and march within 20 metres.

Right in front of the sticks now...

Warrington Wolves 28-4 Wigan Warriors

One thing I hope for English rugby league is that Shaun Wane's young Wigan players continue to learn and grow from these experiences.

It can't be much fun for the young players Nick Gregson, Jack Wells and Lewis Tierney but they are getting vital match experience.

It could benefit us all in the long run.

Warrington Wolves 28-4 Wigan Warriors

Last quarter of the game.

Warrington get the ball back off their own kick-off too.

One-way traffic at the moment.

Atkins grabs his second try

Warrington Wolves 28-4 Wigan Warriors

Iestyn Harris

Former Great Britain international on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Superb attacking rugby from Warrington. They've been all over Wigan Warriors tonight."

TRY (Atkins)

Warrington Wolves 28-4 Wigan Warriors

Warrington hammer Wigan all across their line to soften them up and wait for the gap to appear.

Ryan Atkins took full advantage for his second try. Game over, even though Kurt Gidley fails for the first time tonight from the tee.

Warrington Wolves 24-4 Wigan Warriors

Dan Sarginson knocks on in front of his own sticks and Warrington get a scrum.

Every little mistake is magnified at the moment.

Warrington Wolves 24-4 Wigan Warriors

One little passage of play sums the game up. Wigan hooker Sam Powell tried to chip in midfield, it was charged down and Warrington came up with the ball.

Warrington Wolves 24-4 Wigan Warriors

That try by Ryan Atkins seems to have just knocked a bit of stuffing out of Wigan. But I think it was that first-half defensive effort which has taken its toll on the tank most.

Warrington are getting this ball back too easily. Possession + field position + the odd cheap penalty = points.

Warrington Wolves 24-4 Wigan Warriors

Greg Burke stands still, ruefully. He knocked on at the play-the-ball and Wigan have just released the valve marked "pressure" once again.

Warrington can break now.

Warrington Wolves 24-4 Wigan Warriors

Warrington forced to drop out. Wigan putting on a bit of pressure.

Daryl Clark levelled Matty Smith before that. Wow.

Warrington Wolves 24-4 Wigan Warriors

Wigan get a scrum and then a penalty off the restart.

They look fired up. They need to be, it's a 20-point deficit!

Atkins stretches Warrington's lead

Warrington Wolves 24-4 Wigan Warriors

Iestyn Harris

Former Great Britain international on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Warrington look a little bit quicker and stronger that Wigan, and I can't see a way back for Wigan. It's a long way back."

TRY (Atkins, con Gidley)

Warrington Wolves 24-4 Wigan Warriors

Pressure told there, Stefan Ratchford offloading out of the tackle to a grateful Ryan Atkins who has a close-range finish.

Wigan were ever so ragged at the back then. Big inquest between their players behind the sticks too.

Warrington Wolves 18-4 Wigan Warriors

Joe Westerman held up. Warrington not adverse to a bit of direct running.

Warrington Wolves 18-4 Wigan Warriors

Lewis Tierney concedes another drop out for Wigan, and Warrington will get a set of six.

Warrington made big metres on that last set. It is they who have the lead and the roll on at the moment.

Warrington Wolves 18-4 Wigan Warriors

Whatever was said at half-time, Wigan do look sharper here. George Williams stepped and then poked a brilliant kick through but Kevin Penny watched it dead.

Took a quick tap and gets Warrington on the front foot.

Warrington Wolves 18-4 Wigan Warriors

No Tom Lineham for Warrington this half. He's been kept off as a precaution for a head injury. Not his most enjoyable night. Hope he's alright.

His fellow winger Kevin Penny is driven back by fierce Wigan defence and the drop out is called.

Wigan will get the ball back.

Warrington Wolves 18-4 Wigan Warriors

Ryan Atkins made a big tackle in that last set. He's having a great season. Not the most spectacular of centres, though he does plenty of big plays. Just does the job, without fuss.

Anyway, Warrington give away a scrum after Jordan Cox knocks on. Wigan have possession.

Kick-off

Warrington Wolves 18-4 Wigan Warriors

Here we go then. Warrington get the ball off the restart. 40 to go!

Hungry like the Wolfpack

HT: Warrington Wolves 18-4 Wigan Warriors

Anyone fancy an away trip to Canada next year?

Toronto Wolfpack are the newest addition to the English rugby league system - they will play in League 1 from 2017.

They will be coached by former Leigh boss Paul Rowley, while ex-Great Britain coach Brian Noble has been appointed as head of rugby.

Just in case you were wondering about the travelling, Toronto will play home games in four-week or five-week blocks before heading over to Europe for a similar length of time for a series of away games.