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  1. FT: Warrington 16-38 Wigan
  2. Liam Marshall scores four tries in second game for Warriors
  3. Gelling, Farrell & Wells also cross for Wigan
  4. Atkins, Evans & Lineham touch down for Wolves
  5. Wigan have won all four Super League games
  6. Warrington bottom with no points from four games

Live Reporting

By Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

Marshall stars as Wigan go top

FT: Warrington 16-38 Wigan

That's about it from me tonight, on a night when 20-year-old winger Liam Marshall announced himself in Super League with four tries and champions Wigan went top of the table with a thumping victory at Warrington.

Read how the Warriors did it in Gary Smee's match report...

Liam Marshall

Warrington 16-38 Wigan

Liam Marshall scores four tries as Super League champions Wigan pile more misery on 2016 Grand Final opponents Warrington.

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Warrington 'hurting', says Smith

FT: Warrington 16-38 Wigan

Warrington head coach Tony Smith tells Sky Sports: "We’re hurting at the moment. We're down on confidence and luck.

"We’re handing over too much ball and it’s going to cost you at some stage.

"We need to get a bit smarter and tougher, and make a bit of our own luck."

'It's the stuff of dreams, this'

FT: Warrington 16-38 Wigan

Wigan winger Liam Marshall tells Sky Sports: "I got four tries but that's credit to the boys inside me. I get the glory but it's all about what they do.

"I didn’t think it would go this way and hopefully I can kick on. It’s the stuff of dreams, this.

"There’s two lads on the sidelines (Joe Burgess and Lewis Tierney) who are quality players. I've come in because of injury, which is not how you want to come in, but hopefully I can keep my place."

Full time

Warrington 16-38 Wigan

It's all over.

Liam Marshall is the star with four tries and Wigan are deserved victors, which means it's...

Shaun Wane

The Warriors, who haven't lost since September 2016, also go top of the Super League table above Castleford.

Warrington are rooted to the bottom with no points from four games.

Reaction on the way shortly.

Warrington 16-38 Wigan

Tom Lineham continues his try-scoring form, grabbing his fourth of the season, but it's far too little too late.

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Tom Lineham

Warrington 12-38 Wigan

A chance for Warrington to get a late consolation as Joe Westerman kicks a 40-20...

Warrington 12-38 Wigan

Liam Farrell goes close to his second try of the game but the Wigan second-rower's long-range run is stopped short of the line by Rhys Evans.

Warrington 12-38 Wigan

I'm fairly sure this guy will be picking up the man of the match award in about 10 minutes' time.

Liam Marshall
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Warrington 12-38 Wigan

Four tries for Liam Marshall. FOUR.

Shaun Wane applauds his winger, and with good reason. It's a superb finish by the young man, after Anthony Gelling had broken through the Warrington back line.

Morgan Escare's fifth goal takes the Warriors within sight of 40 points.

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Liam Marshall

Warrington 12-32 Wigan

Much has been made of Wigan's injury problems, but it's worth remembering that Warrington are missing some key men too.

Captain Chris Hill is one of the best and most consistent props in Super League, second-rower Ben Currie is one of the stand-out young talents in the competition, and Stefan Ratchford adds versatility and creativity to the Wolves' back line.

It's been a woeful start to the season, but there's still plenty for the Wire to play for in 2017.

Warrington 12-32 Wigan

A routine try for Warrington's Rhys Evans, who nips his way past Liam Marshall to score.

Kurt Gidley kicks his second goal and Warrington cut the deficit to 20 points.

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Rhys Evans

Warrington 6-32 Wigan

We're into the final quarter of this match and the result is probably not in doubt, but Warrington will want to restore some pride at the very least.

Liam Farrell tackled
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Warrington 6-32 Wigan

Far too easy for Wigan to cross again. George Williams darts through a gap and teenager Jack Wells has an easy run under the posts.

Wigan's biggest Super League win over Warrington was a 58-4 success in 2002. Is that record under threat?

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Jack Wells

Warrington 6-26 Wigan

You can't fault Warrington's effort but they've been second best for long periods in this match.

Next up for the Wolves? It's Leigh away a week today.

That will be another tough test for Tony Smith's men, as the Centurions have proved themselves well worthy of a place in the top flight since winning promotion.

Warrington 6-26 Wigan

Liam Marshall's hat-trick of tries is more evidence of Wigan's youth system producing players to perform for their first team.

England half-back George Williams is another Wigan academy product - he's much more experienced compared to Marshall, the man to his left, but Williams has been another to catch the eye.

Warrington 6-26 Wigan

Liam Forsyth almost gets a sixth Wigan score of the match, but he is inches over the whitewash when he grounds the ball from Sean O'Loughlin's kick. A great effort, though.

No debut score for Forsyth, who will have to wait for his moment of glory.

'That seals the game'

Warrington 6-26

Alan Hunte

Ex-Great Britain winger on BBC Radio Manchester

He could savour every step because there was never going to be a Warrington player near him.

He cruised underneath the posts, Warrington had given up. That seals the game for Warriors. Warrington need to find something but I'm not sure where they're going to get it from.

Warrington 6-26 Wigan

Liam Marshall has a hat-trick! In only his second appearance for Wigan. It's the stuff dreams are made of.

A Warrington pass goes astray and the 20-year-old Wigan winger Marshall runs almost the length of the field to touch down under the posts for his third try of the match.

Liam Marshall
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Liam Marshall hat-trick

Warrington 6-20 Wigan

Morgan Escare is in the action again early in the second half.

The Wigan full-back's dancing feet earn a cheap penalty following a Warrington attack, and then his kick towards the end of a Warriors set puts the Wolves on the back foot near their own line.

Warrington 6-20 Wigan

A bit of a fractured start to the second half, as both sides make handling errors.


Warrington 6-20 Wigan

These two teams will be book-ending the Super League table unless there's a major turnaround in the second half.

Wigan will be top with four wins out of four, while Warrington will be bottom with four losses.

Can the Wolves produce something special? They'll start the second period.

You'll find links to commentaries from BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Radio Manchester at the top of the page.

Caton-Brown's try of the week

HT: Warrington 6-20 Wigan

BBC Sport picks a "try of the week" after every round of Super League matches.

Click on the play button below to see our selection from round three - a belter of a finish from Wakefield's Mason Caton-Brown.

Will reserve teams boost English game?

HT: Warrington 6-20 Wigan

On Monday's Super League Show, Hull KR football manager Jamie Peacock and Warrington prop Ashton Sims outlined the benefits a reserve league could have for the English game.

Click on the play button below to hear what they had to say.

Set of Six

HT: Warrington 6-20 Wigan

St Helens are involved in one of Friday's three Super League matches - the 2014 champions are away at Hull FC.

Saints prop Kyle Amor is the latest player to take on the Super League Show's 'Set of Six' quiz challenge.

Click on the play button below to find out how he got on.

HT: Warrington 6-20 Wigan

Super League is our focus tonight, but our coverage of the Challenge Cup continues on Saturday 18 March, when we'll be streaming a fourth-round tie live on the BBC Sport website.

It's all building up steadily towards the final on 26 August, and BBC Sport will be covering the competition all the way to Wembley.

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Haydock will travel to Championship side Oldham in BBC Sport's live-streamed Challenge Cup tie on Saturday, 18 March.

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Warrington 6-20 Wigan

Advantage Wigan at the interval.

Four tries and 20 points without reply have put the reigning Super League champions in control at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

But Ryan Atkins' score just before the break has given the Wolves something to build on in the second half.

Should be fun. Stay with me.

Wigan celebrate try
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'I don't see it changing the game'

Warrington 6-20 Wigan

Alan Hunte

Ex-Great Britain winger on BBC Radio Manchester

The consolation Warrington have about to go into half-time is that they've scored the try of the game.

For the first time in the game we saw Warrington with men in support. I don't really see it changing the course of this game with the way the two teams have played across this 40.

Warrington 6-20 Wigan

Warrington are on the board just before half-time. Is that the boost they need?

Tom Lineham's break down the left touchline creates the space, it's taken further by Kevin Brown and Ryan Atkins is in support to finish.

A very nicely worked score for the Wolves.

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Ryan Atkins

Warrington 0-20 Wigan

Warrington finally get the ball in a decent area, work some space on the right touchline, but Harvey Livett's pass to Matty Russell goes through his hands and sails into touch.

That's Warrington's half in a rather sizeable nutshell.  

Warrington 0-20 Wigan

Four tries without reply. This is dominant stuff from Wigan, taking advantage of an off-colour display from Warrington.

Liam Farrell was the man of the match in last season's Grand Final and he scoots over with eight minutes of the first half to play.

Morgan Escare misses a gettable kick, but the lead is up to 20 points.

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Liam Farrell

Warrington 0-16 Wigan

If there's an opposite to having a poker face, Shaun Wane has it.

The television cameras pick out Wigan's head coach frantically gesticulating to his staff.

I'm sure he's delighted with the scoreline, though.

'Livett carrying Wolves'

Warrington 0-16 Wigan

Alan Hunte

Ex-Great Britain winger on BBC Radio Manchester

Warrington have started to come into the game through young Harvey Livett.

He's carrying this Warrington team. At least he's threatening the Wigan line. Some of the older players need to jump on board and take a leaf out of the young man's book.

Warrington 0-16 Wigan

Andre Savelio

When you consider the speed and strike power that Warrington have in their back division, big forward Andre Savelio is an unlikely leading try scorer for the Wolves in Super League this term.

With his tally of three, 21-year-old Savelio has already bettered his previous season's best tally.

He's off the bench to replace Ben Westwood.