Wigan Warriors bounced back to winning ways in the Betfred Super League as they ran in eight tries in testing conditions to beat Hull KR 42-6.
Fresh from losing a bruising derby to St Helens, the Warriors took a firm hold of the game with five tries in 13 minutes through Sam Tomkins, Liam Farrell (two), George Williams and Liam Marshall as Hull KR failed to create one clear chance in the opening 40 minutes.
England international Tomkins finished with 16 points after adding six goals, while Chris Atkin got the Robins on the board with a try just four minutes into the second half, with Ryan Shaw converting.
However, Marshall was the hero in the second period as he scored three tries to take his match total to four as Wigan recorded their sixth win from eight games in 2018.
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Four tries from Liam Marshall as the Cherry and Whites return to winning ways!
Sam Tomkins, Liam Farrell (2) and George Williams also crossing the whitewash in a comprehensive victory. #SLWigHKR pic.twitter.com/eWHvW3aXJI
Wigan boss Shaun Wane said: "I think our attitude was outstanding today. Really impressive. I thought we looked composed with our attack. We looked like we knew what we were doing, we knew how we wanted to make our sets up.
"We dropped off a bit in the second half, but overall I am very happy. Our defence is what really impressed me. They had six plays on our line and normally you would have around 25 plays. It shows how good our D really was."
Wane also praised the performance of debutant Gabe Hamlin and admitted he will have selection headaches for the remainder of the season, he added: "I thought he (Gabe Hamlin) was very good.
"He needs to understand what we do here, but he was good. I thought he carried the ball strong and looked really composed. He didn’t look like he was playing his first game.
"I need more from the likes of Ryan (Sutton) and T (Taulima Tautai) and they have come in today (Hamlin and Romain Navarrete) and done a fantastic job. It’s something I’ve never had in terms of selection headaches and now I have some."
Hull KR head coach Tim Sheens said: "A 6-1 penalty count in the first half, followed by 18-9 overall and a sin-bin off it as well didn’t help us.
"Then with what ball we were getting, not finding touch and losing it on first and second tackles and not playing the ball square. They are the things you can’t do when you do get an opportunity.
"Obviously for 30 minutes in the first half we competed well and then our right edge copped a bit of a hammering with some very deft kicking in behind. Quite a few of their tries came from that. I think six tries came from that same kind of play and we failed to rectify it.
"The guys tried, but we are just not putting it together as a group at the minute."