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Coach Peet hails Field after Wigan set up Challenge Cup semi-final showdown with St Helens

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Coach Matty Peet hails hat-trick hero Jai Field after Wigan beat Wakefield to set up Challenge Cup semi-final showdown with holders St Helens

  • Wigan coach Matty Peet expects even more from full back Jai Field
  • The 24-year-old Australian has signed a new two-year contract with the club
  • He is the front runner for Man of Steel after scoring nine tries in seven rounds 

Wigan coach Matty Peet expects even more from full back Jai Field after his hat-trick helped his side to a 36-6 victory over Wakefield to set up a mouthwatering Challenge Cup semi-final showdown with holders St Helens.

Field, the front runner for Man of Steel after scoring nine tries in seven rounds of Super League, opened and closed the scoring in the quarter-final at Belle Vue as he completed a second treble of the season.

The 24-year-old Australian pledged his future to the Warriors by signing a new two-year contract in the week and Peet says he expects him to get even better in that time.

Wigan coach Matty Peet (above) says he expects full back Jai Field to get even better

Wigan coach Matty Peet (above) says he expects full back Jai Field to get even better

SEMI-FINAL DRAW

Huddersfield Giants v Hull KR

St Helens v Wigan Warriors

Both ties to be played at Elland Road, Leeds, on Saturday, 7 May

‘Obviously his pace makes him a stand out but he’s an intelligent player,’ Peet said.

‘There’s certainly more in him as far as combination and getting used to the competition and his team-mates is concerned. It’s his first proper season and he’s growing all the time

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