Saturday, September 08, 2012

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Wigan sweat on Michael McIlorum ban after defeat to St Helens

• Wigan 18-26 St Helens
  • The Guardian
Michael McIlorum Wigan Warriors
McIlorum was shown a red card by the referee James Child for a late and high tackle on the St Helens prop Anthony Laffranchi after just 15 minutes of the last match of the regular Super League season and could miss the start of the Warriors' play-off campaign through suspension.
After ending a run of three consecutive defeats at the hands of their neighbours, Rush admitted his side's victory sent out a message that they are determined to reach Old Trafford for a seventh year in a row.
"It's about building some momentum going into the play-offs and ensuring we've got that mentality for play-off football because it is different," he said.
"We had to start upping the ante and I think we got better but there is still a bit to go yet.
"I'm very proud of the players but we're not going to get carried away. We've put a marker down that we are intent on getting to the Grand Final and winning it this time."
St Helens Wellens; Makinson, Shenton, J Jones, Meli; Hohaia, Lomax; Perry, Roby, Laffranchi, Flanagan, Puletua, Wilkin.

Referee James Child (Dewsbury) Attendance 21,522