Marshall stars as injury-hit Wigan thrash sorry Warrington
Injury-hit Super League champions Wigan Warriors heaped misery on bottom club Warrington Wolves with a Liam Marshall-inspired 38-16 victory in a re-run of last season's Grand Final.
Wigan, without several first-team players, showed their strength in depth as youngster Marshall scored four tries to maintain their 100 per cent winning record, making it four defeats from four for their lacklustre hosts.
Marshall - making only his second appearance for the reigning champions - grabbed two first-half tries for Shaun Wane's men, with Anthony Gelling touching down in between following excellent work from Morgan Escare.
The punishment continued to come as Liam Farrell, man of the match in October's Grand Final, stretched Wigan's advantage to 20-0, although Ryan Atkins' converted try did reduce that before half-time.
Marshall's treble was wrapped up eight minutes into the second half after he collected a wayward pass and raced away, while teenager Jack Wells was next to get in on the act with a try that opened his account for the club.
Seeking to restore some pride, rock-bottom Warrington responded courtesy of a routine Rhys Evans score, with the irrepressible Marshall then returning to the fore again, only for the final say to go to the home side's Tom Lineham.
A delighted Marshall modestly told Sky Sports: "I got four tries, but that's credit to the boys inside me. I get the glory, but it's all about what they do.
"I didn't think it would go this way and hopefully I can kick on. It's the stuff of dreams, this.
"There's two lads on the sidelines who are quality players. I've come in because of injury, which is not how you want to come in, but hopefully I can keep my place."