Super 8s: Wakefield Trinity 32-0 Wigan Warriors
|Wakefield (12) 32|
|Tries: Jones-Bishop, Miller, Williams, Grix, Hirst Goals: Finn 6|
|Wigan (0) 0|
Wigan's hopes of an unlikely 90-point victory at Wakefield were shattered as they let in five tries to finish the season with a 32-0 defeat.
The Warriors began the final day of their season with a mathematical chance of making the Super League last four.
But they were taken apart by Wakefield, whose victory lifted them above Wigan and into fifth in the final table.
Ben Jones-Bishop, Jacob Miller, Sam Williams, Scott Grix and Keegan Hirst scored tries, with six Liam Finn goals.
Wigan's fate in not making the play-offs was all but sealed by Challenge Cup final conquerors Hull FC's victory at weakened leaders Castleford the previous night.
But the 2016 champions' shortfall in the league this season, after winning the World Club Challenge in February, is best illustrated by Shaun Wane's side having won only half their 30 Super League games this season.
They lost all eight league matches which they have played without skipper Sean O'Loughlin, who was again missing with a calf problem.
Wakefield's fifth-placed finish matches their final placing in 2009 as their joint best in the 18 years since they were first promoted to Super League.
Trinity also finished a place above Wigan eight years ago - and a repeat of that sixth place is the lowest the Warriors have finished in the table since.
Wakefield: Grix; Jones-Bishop, Arundel, B Tupou, Caton-Brown; Miller, Finn; England, Wood, Huby, Ashurst, Kirmond, Arona.
Replacements: Williams, Hadley, Hirst, Fifita.
Wigan: S Tomkins; Davies, Gelling, Bateman, Gildart; Williams, Leuluai; Nuuausala, McIlorum, Clubb, Isa, Farrell, J Tomkins.
Replacements: Bretherton, Sutton, Powell, Tautai.
Referee: Robert Hicks (RFL)