Wigan Warriors 24-24 Warrington Wolves

Saturday 20th May 2017
KO: 19:00 - Round: 14

24-24 FT

HT: 12 6

Attendance: 35,361

Official: B Thaler

Venue: St James' Park, Newcastle

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Liam Marshall 3, Joe Burgess,

  • Goals
    Josh Woods, George Williams 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Daryl Clark, Stefan Ratchford, Tom Lineham, Jack Hughes,

  • Goals
    Stefan Ratchford 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Joe Burgess pounced for a last-minute try to earn Wigan Warriors a 24-24 draw in their Grand Final re-match with Warrington Wolves.

Winger Liam Marshall's hat-trick looked to be in vain after Warrington's former Wigan second-rower Jack Hughes, playing as a makeshift centre, crossed for what looked certain to be the winning try seven minutes from the end.

However, Burgess gathered a high kick from skipper Sean O'Loughlin to tie the scores and Wigan would have snatched the victory had George Williams been able to add the difficult conversion, but he was off target for the first time in the match.

Daryl Clark, Stefan Ratchford and Tom Lineham also crossed for Warrington in a game that provided a dramatic finish to the opening day of the Dacia Magic Weekend.

"We're disappointed," Wolves coach Tony Smith said. "I'm sure Wigan are too.

"When you work your way into a winning situation and don't win, it's disappointing."

Wigan coach Shaun Wane said: "It was a point dropped. With a minute to go I thought we were in trouble but I don't like drawing.

"I'm disappointed. We bombed too many tries and came up with too many unforced errors.

"We did some good things in the first half but some ordinary things in the second half."

  • 79: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Burgess
  • 74: TRY! scored for Warrington by Jack Hughes
  • 74: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 71: GOAL! scored for Wigan by George Williams
  • 66: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 57: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 57: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 52: TRY! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 46: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 46: GOAL! scored for Wigan by George Williams
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Wigan by George Williams
  • 24: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 14: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 14: TRY! scored for Warrington by Daryl Clark
  • 9: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 9: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Josh Woods
  • Key Performers

    Liam Marshall

    Tries 3
    5 5
    Metres 160

    Sean O'Loughlin

    Offloads 5
    5 5

    George Williams

    Offloads 4
    5 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wigan Warriors 4
    Warrington Wolves 4

    Goals:

    Wigan Warriors 4
    Warrington Wolves 4

    METRES:

    Wigan Warriors 1156
    Warrington Wolves 1365

    CARRIES:

    Wigan Warriors 159
    Warrington Wolves 174

    TACKLES:

    Wigan Warriors 318
    Warrington Wolves 311

    OFFLOADS:

    Wigan Warriors 13
    Warrington Wolves 12

    PENALTIES:

    Wigan Warriors 10
    Warrington Wolves 8

    BREAKS:

    Wigan Warriors 3
    Warrington Wolves 6

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Liam Marshall 3 0 4 0 0 2 1 8 160 20.00 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Burgess 1 0 10 1 2 2 0 11 42 3.82 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Callum Field 0 0 7 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Wells 0 0 25 5 1 0 0 5 33 6.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 29 10 0 0 0 12 81 6.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Joel Tomkins 0 0 22 4 0 2 0 9 53 5.89 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Sean O'Loughlin 0 1 25 5 3 1 1 9 90 10.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 3
    Liam Farrell 0 0 32 8 1 1 0 17 125 7.35 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    William Isa 0 0 36 11 6 0 0 11 72 6.55 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Sutton 0 0 28 5 3 1 0 14 105 7.50 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike McIlorum 0 0 29 4 3 0 0 3 19 6.33 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Frank-Paul Nuuausala 0 0 24 5 3 2 0 11 82 7.45 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Josh Woods 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 3.00 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
    George Williams 0 0 18 3 1 2 6 9 37 4.11 0 1 0 0 3 1 4 0
    Liam Forsyth 0 0 14 1 3 1 0 8 50 6.25 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Davies 0 0 4 0 1 2 0 18 122 6.78 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Lewis Tierney 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 12 82 6.83 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jack Hughes 1 0 16 1 0 2 0 11 82 7.45 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Tom Lineham 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 13 107 8.23 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Stefan Ratchford 1 2 3 0 1 5 0 8 95 11.88 1 0 1 0 4 1 1 2
    Daryl Clark 1 0 31 6 2 1 0 11 87 7.91 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Atkins 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 12 118 9.83 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Matthew Russell 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 16 142 8.88 1 4 4 0 0 0 1 0
    Kevin Brown 0 1 14 2 1 0 8 13 50 3.85 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 1
    Kurt Gidley 0 0 15 3 1 5 1 10 75 7.50 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Hill 0 0 29 5 0 4 0 18 127 7.06 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Mike Cooper 0 0 39 9 0 1 0 16 144 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 32 6 2 4 0 12 87 7.25 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Westwood 0 0 22 3 4 1 0 6 41 6.83 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Joe Westerman 0 0 30 5 1 1 0 8 54 6.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Brad Dwyer 0 0 24 7 2 0 0 2 10 5.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    George King 0 0 19 2 0 0 0 6 41 6.83 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Dominic Crosby 0 0 15 2 0 0 0 6 54 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 15 3 0 1 0 6 51 8.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties