Warrington Wolves 32-18 Widnes Vikings

Friday 30th March 2018
KO: 15:00 - Round: 8

32-18 FT

HT: 10 12

Official: L Moore

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Toby King 2, Josh Charnley 2, Sitaleki Akauola, Ben Westwood,

  • Goals
    Bryson Goodwin 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Widnes Vikings

  • Tries
    Ed Chamberlain 2, Rhys Hanbury,

  • Goals
    Krisnan Inu 2, Tom Gilmore,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Josh Charnley marked his Warrington Wolves debut with two tries to earn a 32-18 Betfred Super League victory over derby rivals Widnes Vikings at the Halliwell Jones stadium.

Charnley, who returned to the 13-man code from rugby union club Sale last week, scored twice in the second half as Warrington recovered from an early 10-0 deficit to record their 10th straight win over the Vikings. 

Toby King grabbed a first-half brace as Sitaleki Akauola scored his first try for the Wolves and Ben Westood touched down, with Bryson Goodwin landing four goals.

Winger Ed Chamberlain claimed two first-half tries and Rhys Hanbury also touched down for Widnes, with Krisnan Inu kicking two goals and Tom Gilmore adding another conversion.

On Charnley's immediate impact, Warrington coach Steve Price said: “They were two great finishes for Josh, two outstanding tries and not many wingers would have scored them. He’s a special player and that’s why we have brought him to the club.

“He got the service he requires in the second half, there were a couple of opportunities in the first half, but it’s a new centre and wing combination so it will take time."

Widnes coach Denis Betts said: “We never gave ourselves a chance, the starts to both halves were really painful for us, especially the second half when we conceded a try.

“It was a battle of energy and we lost it because of how much work we had to put in during the first half."

  • 74: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Tom Gilmore
  • 73: TRY! scored for Widnes by Rhys Hanbury
  • 69: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 68: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ben Westwood
  • 63: TRY! scored for Warrington by Josh Charnley
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 54: TRY! scored for Warrington by Sitaleki Akauola
  • 43: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 42: TRY! scored for Warrington by Josh Charnley
  • 34: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Krisnan Inu
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 31: TRY! scored for Warrington by Toby King
  • 28: TRY! scored for Warrington by Toby King
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Widnes by Krisnan Inu
  • 23: TRY! scored for Widnes by Ed Chamberlain
  • 11: TRY! scored for Widnes by Ed Chamberlain
  • Key Performers

    Mike Cooper

    Offloads 4
    5 5

    Kevin Brown

    Forty Twenty 1
    5 5

    Joe Mellor

    Offloads 4
    6 6

    Sam Wilde

    Offloads 5
    6 6

    Chris Houston

    Metres 158
    6 6
    Offloads 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warrington Wolves 6
    Widnes Vikings 3

    Goals:

    Warrington Wolves 4
    Widnes Vikings 3

    METRES:

    Warrington Wolves 1482
    Widnes Vikings 1143

    CARRIES:

    Warrington Wolves 191
    Widnes Vikings 165

    TACKLES:

    Warrington Wolves 295
    Widnes Vikings 359

    OFFLOADS:

    Warrington Wolves 14
    Widnes Vikings 18

    PENALTIES:

    Warrington Wolves 8
    Widnes Vikings 10

    BREAKS:

    Warrington Wolves 8
    Widnes Vikings 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Josh Charnley 2 0 4 0 2 3 0 18 144 8.00 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Toby King 2 2 22 2 1 7 3 14 107 7.64 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sitaleki Akauola 1 0 13 1 0 3 0 8 75 9.38 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Westwood 1 0 26 6 2 2 0 16 104 6.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
    Morgan Smith 0 0 9 5 0 0 0 1 3 3.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 17 5 0 2 0 4 44 11.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 18 2 2 3 0 10 91 9.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Jack Hughes 0 0 30 6 0 1 1 10 76 7.60 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Currie 0 0 20 4 1 1 1 12 84 7.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Mike Cooper 0 0 32 5 1 3 0 14 122 8.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Daryl Clark 0 0 27 6 0 5 0 9 75 8.33 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Hill 0 1 24 3 0 0 0 19 129 6.79 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tyrone Roberts 0 1 17 3 1 4 3 5 20 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Kevin Brown 0 1 15 1 2 2 5 10 48 4.80 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 1
    Bryson Goodwin 0 0 10 0 2 1 0 12 110 9.17 0 4 0 0 4 2 2 2
    Tom Lineham 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 12 102 8.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Stefan Ratchford 0 0 8 1 0 1 0 17 148 8.71 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Edward Chamberlain 2 0 6 0 5 1 0 14 97 6.93 2 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Rhys Hanbury 1 0 3 0 1 3 0 18 110 6.11 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Charly Runciman 0 2 22 3 1 1 0 8 50 6.25 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Krisnan Inu 0 0 9 2 1 2 0 5 38 7.60 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0
    Stefan Marsh 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 12 82 6.83 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Mellor 0 0 11 2 3 3 3 12 97 8.08 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
    Tom Gilmore 0 0 14 0 4 1 4 4 39 9.75 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
    Ted Chapelhow 0 0 27 4 2 1 0 10 87 8.70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Aaron Heremaia 0 0 41 9 4 0 0 8 38 4.75 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Greg Burke 0 0 35 2 2 0 0 9 56 6.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Chris Dean 0 0 30 7 2 0 1 7 55 7.86 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Wilde 0 1 45 7 2 1 0 17 88 5.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
    Chris Houston 0 0 39 6 1 0 0 19 158 8.32 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
    Jordan Johnstone 0 0 18 6 3 0 0 4 32 8.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Olbison 0 0 26 6 5 0 0 7 58 8.29 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Walker 0 0 10 1 0 1 0 1 0 0.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Gil Dudson 0 0 22 3 2 0 0 10 58 5.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

    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