Thursday 9th March 2017
20:00 - Round: 4

16-38 FT

( 6-20 HT )

Attendance : 11,250

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

Thursday 9th March 2017
20:00 - Round: 4

16 : 38 FT

( 6 - 20 HT )

Attendance : 11,250

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

Scorers

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Ryan Atkins, Rhys Evans, Tom Lineham,

  • Goals
    Kurt Gidley 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Liam Farrell, Liam Marshall 4, Anthony Gelling, Jack Wells,

  • Goals
    Morgan Escare 5,

  • Drop Goals

Match Highlights

Official Report / Commentary

Liam Marshall marked only his second appearance for Wigan by registering four of the Warriors' seven tries in a clinical 38-16 rout of winless Warrington Wolves in a one-sided Grand Final rematch at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The visitors caught their hosts cold from the start as Marshall pounced on George Williams' grubber kick to open the scoring on five minutes and the 20-year-old trainee accountant bagged his second shortly after Anthony Gelling had touched down.

Williams' score just after the half hour-mark gave Wigan, who were without nine senior players, a scarcely-believable 20-0 lead although their opponents pegged them back thanks to Ryan Atkins' converted try just before the interval.

But the comeback was snuffed out early in the second half when Marshall pounced on a wayward pass from Kurt Gidley to sprint 80 metres to complete his hat-trick before teenage forward Jack Wells scored his first Betfred Super League try on only his fourth appearance.

Marshall crossed for his fourth try, with Morgan Escare bagging his fifth conversion, either side of Rhys Evans and Tom Lineham crossing for consolation scores.

Wigan coach Shaun Wane said: "It was a good win and, after the week we've had, I'm happy to get two points. We're not going to go overboard and pat ourselves on the back. We'll have a tough period in the season. We're playing with a bit of confidence but we came here showing Warrington lots of respect. There is no doubt Warrington will be there at the end, they have too many good players not to."

Opposite number Tony Smith said: "We expected a tough game but we certainly didn't want a scoreline like that, particularly at half-time. A lot of the damage was done in the first half. We've got a dressing room full of boys who are hurting at the moment but they are trying really hard. They're a bit frustrated with how we're playing and where we're sitting in the table. We've just got to work that through and toughen up."

  • 77: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 69: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 69: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 64: TRY! scored for Warrington by Rhys Evans
  • 58: TRY! scored for Wigan by Jack Wells
  • 58: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare
  • 48: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 48: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare
  • 38: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ryan Atkins
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 32: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Farrell
  • 18: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare
  • 14: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare
  • 14: TRY! scored for Wigan by Anthony Gelling
  • 4: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Marshall
  • Key Performers

    Ashton Sims

    Tackles 35
    Offloads 4

    Matthew Russell

    Metres 133
    Offloads 4

    Tom Lineham

    Metres 148

    Daryl Clark

    Tackles 44
    Offloads 5

    Ryan Atkins

    Offloads 4

    Joe Westerman

    Tackles 38
    Forty Twenty 1

    Mike Cooper

    Tackles 45
    Offloads 4

    Liam Marshall

    Tries 4
    Clean Breaks 3

    Liam Farrell

    Metres 193

    Head to Head

    Tries: 3-7

    Goals: 2-5

    METRES 1249 - 1462

    CARRIES 168 - 184

    TACKLES 369 - 272

    OFFLOADS 29 - 7

    PENALTIES 4 - 6

    BREAKS 4 - 10

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Rhys Evans 1 0 5 1 1 1 0 4 39 9.75 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Atkins 1 0 11 0 0 2 0 15 127 8.47 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 0
    Tom Lineham 1 0 5 0 1 4 0 17 148 8.71 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 17 4 2 0 0 4 15 3.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Andre Savelio 0 0 24 4 0 1 0 7 52 7.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Dwyer 0 0 13 2 2 0 0 2 32 16.00 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Westerman 0 0 38 4 2 2 1 7 47 6.71 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
    Jack Hughes 0 0 29 4 2 2 0 13 104 8.00 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Ben Westwood 0 0 25 3 6 0 0 5 43 8.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ashton Sims 0 0 35 5 0 2 0 12 45 3.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
    Daryl Clark 0 0 44 6 3 1 0 17 119 7.00 0 9 0 0 0 0 5 0
    Mike Cooper 0 0 45 6 1 0 0 10 62 6.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
    Harvey Livett 0 1 24 4 1 1 2 4 59 14.75 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Brown 0 2 18 3 1 0 8 5 42 8.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Russell 0 0 4 1 0 5 0 20 133 6.65 0 5 2 0 0 0 4 0
    Matty Blythe 0 0 25 2 2 0 0 9 57 6.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Kurt Gidley 0 0 7 1 2 2 0 17 125 7.35 0 3 1 0 2 1 3 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Liam Marshall 4 0 7 0 2 0 1 12 128 10.67 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Anthony Gelling 1 0 19 4 4 2 0 19 180 9.47 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Liam Farrell 1 0 28 4 2 7 1 20 193 9.65 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Wells 1 0 9 2 0 0 0 3 19 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    William Isa 0 1 17 3 2 1 0 14 108 7.71 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Forsyth 0 0 15 5 4 1 0 13 97 7.46 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Morgan Escare 0 0 3 0 0 6 1 10 97 9.70 1 2 1 0 5 2 0 0
    George Williams 0 3 14 2 0 3 2 10 41 4.10 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Thomas Leuluai 0 0 18 3 1 3 5 7 35 5.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Frank-Paul Nuuausala 0 0 17 1 0 0 0 10 84 8.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Powell 0 0 29 7 1 0 1 4 29 7.25 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Flower 0 0 20 6 1 0 0 9 70 7.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Tomkins 0 0 23 6 1 0 0 11 62 5.64 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Sean O'Loughlin 0 2 20 3 2 1 1 14 106 7.57 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Tony Clubb 0 0 14 1 1 1 0 9 51 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 10 1 2 0 0 13 117 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 9 1 0 1 0 6 45 7.50 0 0 0 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