Wigan Warriors 28-12 Castleford Tigers

Friday 20th April 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 12

28-12 FT

HT: 14 12

Official: C Kendall

Venue: DW Stadium

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Oliver Gildart (2), George Williams, Tony Clubb, Liam Farrell,

  • Goals
    Sam Tomkins (4),

  • Drop Goals

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Garry Lo, Oliver Holmes,

  • Goals
    Luke Gale (2),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Wigan Warriors remained hot on the heels of Betfred Super League leaders St Helens following a 28-12 victory over fourth-placed Castleford Tigers.

Oliver Gildart crossed twice at the DW Stadium to leave the Warriors two points behind their arch rivals in the table.

Luke Gale and Sam Tomkins traded early penalties before Wigan took control courtesy of tries from Gildart and Liam Farrell.

But Castleford fought back with two quick tries from Oliver Holmes and debutant Garry Lo, reducing the score to 14-12 at half-time.

Yet Wigan came out firing after the interval, Gildart finishing off another break from winger Joe Burgess, George Williams scoring off the back of an excellent Tomkins 40-20 and Tony Clubb barging his way over late on.

Wigan coach Shaun Wane said: “I thought we deserved to win the game, keeping them to no points in the second half was good. They are a class team. They are a very good team. 

"I’m happy where we are at, but I still think, and Daryl (Powell) will say the same, there is loads of improvement in them and loads of improvement in us. I’m just happy to get the two points.”

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: “It was frustrating, I don’t think we showed the best of ourselves.

"I thought Wigan deserved to win, we were always chasing the game a little bit. We got back into it and then conceded that try right after half-time which was a really soft try to concede.

“I just thought we panicked a little bit and made too many errors, even when we did keep the ball we seemed to give penalties away."

  • 76: TRY! scored for Wigan by Tony Clubb
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 58: TRY! scored for Wigan by George Williams
  • 42: TRY! scored for Wigan by Oliver Gildart
  • 38: TRY! scored for Castleford by Garry Lo
  • 34: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • 33: TRY! scored for Castleford by Oliver Holmes
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 25: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Farrell
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 18: TRY! scored for Wigan by Oliver Gildart
  • 12: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 5: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Luke Gale
  • Key Performers

    Sam Tomkins

    Forty Twenty 1
    5 5

    Joe Burgess

    Metres 197
    5 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wigan Warriors 5
    Castleford Tigers 2

    Goals:

    Wigan Warriors 4
    Castleford Tigers 2

    METRES:

    Wigan Warriors 1270
    Castleford Tigers 1170

    CARRIES:

    Wigan Warriors 177
    Castleford Tigers 169

    TACKLES:

    Wigan Warriors 296
    Castleford Tigers 353

    OFFLOADS:

    Wigan Warriors 4
    Castleford Tigers 3

    PENALTIES:

    Wigan Warriors 10
    Castleford Tigers 11

    BREAKS:

    Wigan Warriors 7
    Castleford Tigers 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Oliver Gildart 2 0 9 0 0 1 0 11 92 8.36 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Farrell 1 0 27 0 0 3 0 19 117 6.16 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Tony Clubb 1 0 18 1 1 1 0 9 63 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    George Williams 1 1 13 1 1 1 2 12 43 3.58 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 2
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 17 3 0 0 0 3 24 8.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 7 35 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Sutton 0 0 30 7 0 0 0 12 95 7.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Tomkins 0 0 27 9 2 0 0 9 60 6.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sean O'Loughlin 0 0 28 4 1 2 0 13 82 6.31 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    William Isa 0 0 37 8 2 0 0 12 63 5.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Flower 0 0 20 5 3 1 0 15 99 6.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Leuluai 0 1 20 3 1 1 1 8 46 5.75 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Powell 0 1 35 8 0 0 0 5 19 3.80 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Burgess 0 1 2 0 0 5 0 7 197 28.14 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    John Bateman 0 0 8 1 0 3 0 16 125 7.81 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Liam Marshall 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 10 47 4.70 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Tomkins 0 0 1 0 2 2 3 9 63 7.00 1 1 1 1 4 3 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Garry Lo 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 18 130 7.22 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Holmes 1 0 32 5 0 3 0 11 77 7.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Michael Shenton 0 0 19 5 0 0 0 10 96 9.60 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Webster 0 0 24 7 2 0 0 6 39 6.50 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Greg Minikin 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 9 71 7.89 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Trueman 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 11 78 7.09 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Roberts 0 0 7 1 3 0 1 3 18 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Gale 0 1 13 2 3 0 8 13 49 3.77 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1
    Liam Watts 0 0 37 7 0 1 0 15 94 6.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Paul McShane 0 0 43 6 3 0 3 2 10 5.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Nathan Massey 0 0 9 1 1 1 0 4 22 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Wardle 0 0 27 5 2 0 0 7 53 7.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Foster 0 0 25 9 0 1 0 7 53 7.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grant Millington 0 0 27 3 2 2 0 15 94 6.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mike McMeeken 0 0 26 7 2 0 0 15 111 7.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Milner 0 0 35 7 1 1 0 13 88 6.77 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Matthew Cook 0 0 21 2 1 1 0 10 87 8.70 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

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