Super League: Wigan Warriors 40-6 Toulouse Olympique - Miski scores four tries as hosts win

Abbas Miski
Abbas Miski joined Wigan Warriors from London Broncos ahead of 2022 and made his debut against Toulouse in the reverse fixture earlier this season
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Wigan (28) 40
Tries: Miski 4, Farrell, French, Field Goals: Smith 6
Toulouse (0) 6
Tries: Peyroux Goals: Hankinson

Abbas Miski scored four tries, including a 32-minute hat-trick, as Wigan beat Toulouse to keep pace with Super League leaders St Helens.

Miski's first-half treble came either side of Liam Farrell's try, while Bevan French went over for their fifth.

Dominique Peyroux got Toulouse off the mark but his effort came too late for the visitors to mount a comeback.

Jai Field and Miski's fourth wrapped up a comprehensive win for the hosts, their 12th league win of the season.

Victory for Wigan means they leapfrog Catalans Dragons into second in Super League, and are four points behind Saints who beat Leeds on Thursday.

The game was only the second meeting between these two sides, with Toulouse putting up more of a fight in their narrow 29-28 home defeat earlier this season.

Miski's first try came after some good link-up play with French before he crossed over at the corner, and his second followed in similar fashion.

He completed his hat-trick in fine fashion by diving over the line and Wigan did not hold back, with Liam Marshall teeing up French to touch down for a try of his own soon after.

Having joined Wigan this season, Miski made his debut for the Cherry and Whites against Toulouse earlier this term, and he had another game to remember as he touched down for a sensational fourth try as the game drew to a close.

Wigan Warriors coach Matt Peet:

"He [Abbas Miski] is growing and understanding each week. It's not an easy club to come to and fit in straight away.

"The expectations are high here and Abbas is coming to terms with that. His effort away from the games has been excellent. He is a really popular member of the squad.

"He has earned the right to get more opportunities and push his way forward in that back line. Tonight was a great reward for his hard work."

Toulouse coach Sylvain Houles:

"Wigan were too big, too fast and too strong for us, especially in the first half. We didn't find a way to control that. We did a little bit in the second half.

"We knew Wigan would be fired up after not being at home for a couple of months, but we just didn't match them today.

"We are still confident, obviously the next month is crucial. We play teams not that far from us and they are six points ahead of us, so those games are huge. They are like four-point games."

Wigan: French, Miski, Isa, Bibby, Marshall, Field, Smith, Singleton, Powell, Byrne, Farrell, Pearce-Paul, Shorrocks.

Interchanges: Mago, Ellis, Havard, O'Neill.

Toulouse: Ashall-Bott, Russell, Hankinson, Jussaume, Marcon, Gigot, Norman, Puech, Peats, Alvaro, Stefani, Peyroux, Dixon.

Interchanges: Hansen, Pelissier, Belmas, Marrion.

Referee: L Moore.

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