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England  36-6  PNG  FT

Monday 17th April 2017
KO: 15:00 - Round: 10

26-24 FT

( 16-12 HT )

Attendance: 10,804

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Harvey Livett, Daryl Clark, Kurt Gidley, Rhys Evans, Toby King,

  • Goals
    Declan Patton 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Darnell McIntosh, Jake Mamo, Danny Brough, Jermaine McGillvary,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Warrington Wolves continued their Betfred Super League revival as they claimed their third successive win after hanging on for a dramatic hard-fought 26-24 victory over Huddersfield Giants.

Warrington trailed 20-16 on the hour at the Halliwell Jones Stadium but two tries in three minutes from Rhys Evans and Toby King looked to have settled a tense encounter.

In a dramatic finale, Giants winger Jermaine McGillvary crossed in the corner as the hooter sounded - but Danny Brough was inches wide with his touchline conversion attempt in a bid to claim a draw.

Harvey Livett, Kurt Gidley and Daryl Clark crossed for the hosts with Declan Patton landing three goals, while Brough, who also kicked eight points, Jake Mamo and Darnell McIntosh touched down for the Huddersfield who have now failed to win in eight games.

Warrington head coach Tony Smith hailed his side's determined performance which saw the Wolves win for the third time in a row.

He said: "It was ugly but it was two points. It wasn't the prettiest of games by a long shot but we hung on.

"It's been a while I would suggest since we won both our games over Easter so - because of where we are placed in the table - it was probably important to pick up the two points.

"In terms of performance it was very much a second-game-over-Easter performance from both teams. The big men looked tired today and came up with some stuff they normally don't come up with.

"But it was gutsy and we are digging in for one another at the moment which is a good sign and the character and spirit are there."

Giants head coach Rick Stone could not fault his players' efforts despite falling just short of snatching a point.

"It was a toss of the coin sort of kick from the touchline, probably on Danny's right side being a left-footer," the Australian said:

"We are not getting a lot of luck or 50-50 decisions and it tends to happen when you are not winning games.

"You have to make your own luck and be energised and be in a position where hopefully we are going to get the rub of the green because in the last couple of weeks we've not had too much." 

"There were times in the game when we were a bit soft in the middle and the Wolves rolled us down the field but I'm proud of the boys' efforts."

  • 79: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • 69: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 69: TRY! scored for Warrington by Toby King
  • 65: TRY! scored for Warrington by Rhys Evans
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 47: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 47: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 35: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 35: TRY! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 17: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jake Mamo
  • 17: GOAL! scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough
  • 12: TRY! scored for Warrington by Daryl Clark
  • 12: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 6: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 3: TRY! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • Key Performers

    Danny Brough

    Forty Twenty 1
    1 1

    Stefan Ratchford

    Metres 163
    5 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warrington Wolves 5
    Huddersfield Giants 4

    Goals:

    Warrington Wolves 3
    Huddersfield Giants 4

    METRES:

    Warrington Wolves 1515
    Huddersfield Giants 1391

    CARRIES:

    Warrington Wolves 179
    Huddersfield Giants 180

    TACKLES:

    Warrington Wolves 337
    Huddersfield Giants 377

    OFFLOADS:

    Warrington Wolves 10
    Huddersfield Giants 16

    PENALTIES:

    Warrington Wolves 4
    Huddersfield Giants 9

    BREAKS:

    Warrington Wolves 7
    Huddersfield Giants 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Daryl Clark 1 0 28 6 1 6 0 8 123 15.38 1 6 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Kurt Gidley 1 1 30 11 3 1 3 7 49 7.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Harvey Livett 1 0 22 7 3 4 0 10 88 8.80 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Toby King 1 1 15 5 0 2 2 13 102 7.85 0 6 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Rhys Evans 1 0 7 2 1 3 0 13 136 10.46 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 22 7 2 1 0 10 94 9.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    George King 0 0 21 6 0 0 0 15 85 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Andre Savelio 0 0 17 7 1 3 0 7 47 6.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Cooper 0 0 14 2 0 2 0 8 58 7.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Dwyer 0 0 16 2 1 1 0 4 38 9.50 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jack Hughes 0 0 30 7 1 1 0 8 67 8.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 36 12 2 4 0 10 85 8.50 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ashton Sims 0 0 27 5 3 0 0 14 117 8.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Hill 0 0 39 7 1 0 0 18 143 7.94 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Declan Patton 0 2 7 1 0 0 8 2 16 8.00 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 0
    Tom Lineham 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 15 104 6.93 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Stefan Ratchford 0 0 4 1 0 8 0 17 163 9.59 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Danny Brough 1 0 9 2 1 1 9 13 86 6.62 0 3 0 1 4 2 1 0
    Darnell McIntosh 1 0 4 0 3 1 0 13 83 6.38 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Jermaine McGillvary 1 0 2 0 3 3 0 18 169 9.39 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Mamo 1 1 10 0 3 1 1 13 92 7.08 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Kruise Leeming 0 1 38 10 0 1 0 10 128 12.80 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 4
    Paul Clough 0 0 29 4 0 0 0 10 94 9.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Rapira 0 0 28 7 1 0 0 12 94 7.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 42 5 1 0 0 11 68 6.18 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 21 5 3 0 0 9 49 5.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Shannon Wakeman 0 0 30 8 1 1 0 10 93 9.30 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 36 5 2 1 0 8 41 5.13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 38 6 2 7 0 13 108 8.31 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Lee Gaskell 0 0 15 1 4 3 4 8 78 9.75 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Sam Wood 0 1 15 0 5 0 0 6 45 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 23 2 4 0 0 10 42 4.20 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Nathan Mason 0 0 25 5 2 0 0 10 79 7.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tyler Dickinson 0 0 12 3 2 0 0 6 42 7.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 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