Warrington Wolves 16-10 Wigan Warriors

Friday 23rd February 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 3

16-10 FT

HT: 8 0

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Tom Lineham, Ryan Atkins,

  • Goals
    Bryson Goodwin 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Liam Marshall, Tony Clubb,

  • Goals
    Sam Tomkins,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Ryan Atkins scored his 174th Betfred Super League try to help Warrington Wolves inflict a first defeat of the season on Wigan Warriors.

Atkins’ 55th-minute touchdown took him ahead of former Great Britain stand-off Leon Pryce into fifth place in the list of Super League’s all-time tryscorers and clinched a thoroughly deserved 16-10 victory.

Wigan coach Shaun Wane insisted pre-match that he would not be using jet lag as an excuse for a defeat but his side lacked sparkle four days after arriving back from their two-week trip to New South Wales.

Warrington, who handed debuts to winger Mitch Brown and forward Sitaleki Akauola, took an early lead with a penalty from Bryson Goodwin and he added the extras when Tom Lineham took Ben Currie’s cut-out pass to touch down in the left corner as the Wolves went into the break 8-0 ahead.

The visitors continued to find themselves pushed back and the pressure told when they failed to deal with Kevin Brown’s high kick and Atkins pounced on the loose ball for his side’s second try. Goodwin kicked his second conversion to extend the lead to 16-0 before Wigan eventually broke their duck with winger Liam Marshall’s 62nd-minute try, his ninth in five games against the Wolves.

The visitors added a second try, a barging effort from Clubb, in the last minute and Sam Tomkins’ goal rounded off the scoring.

Wane said: "I just thought we weren't good enough. They started the game with some energy and finished their sets far better than us, which gave them field position.

"We were trying to come out of our end all the time and it took some juice out of us. We couldn't get out of our own half and our last kick wasn't good enough."

Warrington coach Steve Price said: "I thought we dominated the game for the 80 minutes. The scoreline wasn't a reflection of the game, especially in that first half.

"With the amount of possession we had, we should have come away with more points. It should have been above 20 or 24 points. But they're a quality football team, they've been a top-four Super League club for a lot of years now and it was good to get a result against them."

  • 80: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 80: TRY! scored for Wigan by Tony Clubb
  • 63: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 55: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ryan Atkins
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 48: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 9: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 8: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 2: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • Key Performers

    Bryson Goodwin

    Offloads 4
    5 5

    Mike Cooper

    Metres 166
    5 5

    Stefan Ratchford

    Metres 161
    5 5

    George Williams

    Offloads 5
    5 5

    John Bateman

    Metres 157
    5 5
    Offloads 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warrington Wolves 2
    Wigan Warriors 2

    Goals:

    Warrington Wolves 4
    Wigan Warriors 1

    METRES:

    Warrington Wolves 1599
    Wigan Warriors 1291

    CARRIES:

    Warrington Wolves 193
    Wigan Warriors 188

    TACKLES:

    Warrington Wolves 327
    Wigan Warriors 379

    OFFLOADS:

    Warrington Wolves 14
    Wigan Warriors 14

    PENALTIES:

    Warrington Wolves 7
    Wigan Warriors 8

    BREAKS:

    Warrington Wolves 5
    Wigan Warriors 6

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ryan Atkins 1 0 23 1 2 3 0 11 78 7.09 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Tom Lineham 1 0 5 1 0 2 0 16 118 7.38 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Sitaleki Akauola 0 0 15 2 1 1 0 8 53 6.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Declan Patton 0 0 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dominic Crosby 0 0 24 4 2 0 0 11 96 8.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 24 4 3 3 0 11 104 9.45 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jack Hughes 0 0 26 3 0 0 0 13 85 6.54 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Ben Westwood 0 0 35 10 1 2 0 13 77 5.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Currie 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 3 27 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Cooper 0 0 42 7 0 1 0 17 166 9.76 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Daryl Clark 0 0 42 9 3 4 0 12 126 10.50 0 10 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Chris Hill 0 0 31 8 0 1 0 14 80 5.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Tyrone Roberts 0 0 21 2 1 3 5 8 93 11.63 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Brown 0 0 12 0 1 2 9 6 46 7.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitch Brown 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 16 140 8.75 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Bryson Goodwin 0 0 9 0 1 5 0 13 149 11.46 1 2 2 0 4 1 4 0
    Stefan Ratchford 0 0 6 0 0 4 0 21 161 7.67 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tony Clubb 1 0 15 1 1 0 0 9 62 6.89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Liam Marshall 1 0 12 1 0 1 0 10 65 6.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Sutton 0 0 20 2 5 0 0 8 50 6.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 16 1 0 1 0 8 59 7.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sean O'Loughlin 0 0 33 5 1 1 0 13 79 6.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Joel Tomkins 0 0 31 5 2 1 0 13 81 6.23 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Farrell 0 0 46 15 2 2 0 17 110 6.47 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Flower 0 0 34 7 1 0 0 12 84 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Leuluai 0 1 21 2 2 1 0 3 47 15.67 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Powell 0 0 24 4 0 0 1 4 14 3.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    George Williams 0 1 29 0 4 2 5 18 98 5.44 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 1
    Oliver Gildart 0 0 22 3 2 3 2 10 104 10.40 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    John Bateman 0 0 18 4 5 2 0 20 157 7.85 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 2
    Tom Davies 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 15 113 7.53 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Tomkins 0 0 19 2 2 2 1 9 54 6.00 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1
    William Isa 0 0 34 4 2 0 0 11 68 6.18 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Morgan Escare 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 8 46 5.75 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

    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