|Wigan (13) 29|
|Tries: Burgess, Smith, Hardaker, Bibby, French Goals: Hardaker 4, Smith|
|Hull (2) 2|
Wigan ruthlessly despatched Hull FC to secure their place in the Super League Grand Final with a dominant display.
After Marc Sneyd’s early penalty, Wigan turned the game round with clinical finishing from Joe Burgess and Harry Smith.
Hull had begun the first half well but were never allowed to get into the game by Warriors’ relentless defence.
And Zak Hardaker, Jake Bibby and Bevan French tries brutally took the game away from the visitors.
Wigan will face either St Helens or Catalans in the Grand Final on Friday, 27 November.
It was fitting that Sean O’Loughlin’s final home game was a winning semi-final on his 458th appearance, with his retirement at the end of the season.
But the quality coming through the home ranks even outshone the 37-year-old, with excellent displays by youngster Oliver Partington and Morgan Smithies, as well as half-back Smith.
Smith was thrust into the key playmaker position and showed a cool head among the blood and thunder to guide his side to an emphatic win.
More to follow.
Wigan: French, Bibby, Hardaker, Gildart, J. Burgess, Smith, Leuluai, Bullock, Hastings, Singleton, Farrell, Isa, Partington.
Replacements: Clubb, Flower, O’Loughlin, Smithies.
Hull: Connor, Naulago, Fonua, Griffin, Faraimo, Tuimavave, Sneyd, Taylor, Johnstone, Bowden, Ma’u, Savelio, Cator
Replacements: Houghton, Satae, Sao, Fash.
Referee: Chris Kendall (RFL).