French continues try fest in Super League

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Former Australian rugby league star Bevan French continues to dazzle in the UK with another match-winning performance for Wigan in the Super League.

French scored a hat-trick of tries to help the Wigan Warriors bounce back from their poor showing against Leeds Rhinos in a 46-4 win over Hull KR.

The Wigan speedster is off-contract at the end of the season and is unsurprisingly attracting interest following a hugely successful season with the Warriors.

Earlier in the year French ran in a record seven tries against Hull FC for a new Super League record.

His bagful against Hull KR on Thursday is expected to see the value of the former Parramatta Eel and Indigenous All-Star rise further.

Together with Liam Marshall, who also notched a hat-trick of tries, the Warriors dominated the early stages with three tries inside 10 minutes.

Fittingly it was the in-form French who crossed over first and he got his third try in the 64th when he collected a sublime pass from Harry Smith to outpace the Rovers defence and touch down in the corner.

Wigan coach Matt Peat praised both French and Marshall in the win that saw the Warriors close the gap on leaders St Helens.

"I thought we started OK. We did some decent things in patches, but it was quite an untidy game," said Peet.

"I am pleased for them (French and Marshall) both. They are both instinctive finishers with pace to burn. Marshy knows I love what he stands for as a person and a player.

"Bevan is an exciting player, but I think Marshy has got outstanding ability and his character is exactly what we want. I love it."

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