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Wigan Warriors 14-26 Warrington Wolves

Saturday 25th May 2019
KO: 19:00 - Round: 16

14-26 FT

HT: 2 8

Official: C Kendall

Venue: Anfield

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Joe Burgess, Willie Isa,

  • Goals
    Zak Hardaker (3),

  • Drop Goals

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Declan Patton, Blake Austin, Toby King,

  • Goals
    Declan Patton (7),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Warrington Wolves brought down the curtain on day one of the Magic Weekend at Anfield in style with a resounding 26-14 win over Wigan Warriors.

Man of Steel front runner Blake Austin scored the decisive try as Wolves gained their third win of the season over the reigning champions, further atoning for their 2018 Grand Final defeat.

This was the ninth meeting of the two rivals in the last 18 months but the fans clearly do not believe you can have too much of a good thing as Liverpool drew a crowd of 30,057 for the three first-day matches, which goes a long way towards allaying fears of a record low turn-out.

Wigan were level at 8-8 after 52 minutes but for the second successive week faded badly as they conceded 16 points in the last 26 minutes and with it the best Magic Weekend record to Huddersfield after losing for only the third time in 13 on-the-road matches.

Wigan boss Adrian Lam thought Taulima Tautai was the victim of a crusher tackle when the score was tied at 8-8 and said: "The ref gave a knock-on but it wasn’t a knock-on, he put the ball down because he was injured.

“It flipped the whole game. I’m pretty disappointed about that because of where we’re heading with rugby league and taking care of the players’ welfare and safety."

Warrington coach Steve Price said: "I had a good view and there was nothing wrong with that. There was a fair amount of separation, I don’t see an issue with that whatsoever.”

 

  • 79: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 74: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Zak Hardaker
  • 74: TRY! scored for Wigan by Willie Isa
  • 72: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 61: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 61: TRY! scored for Warrington by Toby King
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 55: TRY! scored for Warrington by Blake Austin
  • 53: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Zak Hardaker
  • 45: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Burgess
  • 35: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 21: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 21: TRY! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 17: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Zak Hardaker
  • Key Performers

    Daryl Clark

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Dan Sarginson

    Offloads: 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warriors 2
    Wolves 3

    Goals:

    Warriors 3
    Wolves 7

    METRES:

    Warriors 1296
    Wolves 1280

    CARRIES:

    Warriors 190
    Wolves 165

    TACKLES:

    Warriors 340
    Wolves 300

    OFFLOADS:

    Warriors 13
    Wolves 9

    PENALTIES:

    Warriors 8
    Wolves 7

    BREAKS:

    Warriors 6
    Wolves 9

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    George Williams 0 1 19 2 1 4 5 19 159 8.37 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Zak Hardaker 0 0 12 1 1 2 1 18 117 6.50 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0
    Joe Bullock 0 0 17 3 1 0 0 11 105 9.55 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Gildart 0 0 18 4 2 0 1 15 103 6.87 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Smithies 0 0 30 7 2 1 0 11 101 9.18 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 27 6 0 1 0 13 99 7.62 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Joe Burgess 1 0 4 0 2 3 0 12 98 8.17 2 2 3 0 0 0 2 0
    William Isa 1 0 29 4 2 3 0 12 84 7.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Chris Hankinson 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 8 82 10.25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dan Sarginson 0 0 23 1 0 3 0 18 71 3.94 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1
    Sean O'Loughlin 0 1 30 4 3 0 1 15 71 4.73 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Clubb 0 0 20 1 1 0 0 9 64 7.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Flower 0 0 14 5 0 1 0 7 53 7.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Partington 0 0 19 2 2 1 0 7 31 4.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jarrod Sammut 0 0 21 4 0 2 3 9 25 2.78 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Greenwood 0 0 15 3 0 0 0 3 17 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jake Shorrocks 0 0 37 5 8 0 0 3 16 5.33 0 1 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
    Toby King 1 0 21 5 1 1 0 13 135 10.38 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Daryl Clark 0 1 31 5 1 6 0 9 121 13.44 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Hill 0 0 29 2 0 1 0 14 101 7.21 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Josh Charnley 0 1 4 0 2 1 0 13 92 7.08 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Bryson Goodwin 0 0 11 2 4 3 0 9 89 9.89 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Blake Austin 1 0 16 2 3 5 4 11 84 7.64 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Jake Mamo 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 11 79 7.18 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Hughes 0 0 36 7 0 0 0 10 75 7.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Lineham 0 1 2 0 2 0 2 15 74 4.93 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Cooper 0 0 25 3 0 0 0 9 73 8.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 24 4 0 3 0 9 67 7.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 10 0 2 2 0 7 66 9.43 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jason Clark 0 0 16 3 1 0 0 10 62 6.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sitaleki Akauola 0 0 15 3 2 0 0 6 45 7.50 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Ben Currie 0 0 27 3 0 1 0 7 44 6.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Danny Walker 0 0 13 0 1 1 0 5 38 7.60 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Declan Patton 1 0 16 4 3 2 1 7 35 5.00 0 0 1 0 7 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