Result: Sam Tomkins leads Wigan Warriors to win

Wigan Warriors score eight tries in their opening Super League game of the season against the Salford City Reds.

Sam Tomkins scored a hat-trick of tries as Wigan Warriors easily beat Salford City Reds in their opening match of the Super League season.

Wigan Warriors player Matty Smith skips away from a challenge in his team's match with Salford City Reds on February 1, 2013© Martin Rickett / PA Photos

The reigning Man of Steel got the visitors off the mark early on in the first half, with Matty Smith and Josh Charnley adding tries before half time.

The hosts had a chance to get back into the match early on in the second half, when Gil Dudson was shown a yellow card for a hand in the tackle.

However, Salford offered little defence against their opponents after the break, as the Warriors ran in five more tries, including a further two for Tomkins.

The win ensures that Wigan will top the Super League table.

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