Warrington Wolves 12-30 St Helens

Friday 9th March 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 5

12-30 FT

HT: 6 8

Attendance: 12,268

Official: J Child

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Toby King, Harvey Livett,

  • Goals
    Stefan Ratchford 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Mark Percival 3, James Roby, Danny Richardson,

  • Goals
    Danny Richardson 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

England centre Mark Percival scored a hat-trick of tries to help St Helens maintain their perfect start to the Betfred Super League season with a 30-12 derby win over Warrington Wolves.

The Wolves managed to keep a tight rein on dangerous Australian full-back Ben Barba but could not cope with the attacking threat of Percival, who took his try tally for the year to seven to guide his side to a fifth win from as many games.

Saints’ other tries came from captain James Roby – the 99th of his career – and lively half-back Danny Richardson as Warrington were condemned to a fourth defeat in six games under new coach Steve Price.

The Wolves were only 14-12 down with the final quarter approaching following tries from Toby King and Harvey Livett but Percival's second score ended their challenge.

Saints head coach Justin Holbrook said: “It was a really tough game and to come away with a win we’re really pleased.

“The conditions are tough at this time of year, so to get five straight wins is great and they’re a joy to watch.

“We’re a level-headed group of players – we had expectations on us before the season started – but there are a lot of good sides in the comp. I’m really happy with the start but all we can do is keep playing each week.”

Warrington head coach Steve Price said: “We make it hard for ourselves. They’re a quality football team and they were able to sustain pressure for long periods. They had far superior play-the-ball speed.

“We were down by two with still plenty of time to go but a 6-2 penalty count comes back to bite you and we’ve got to fix it. We’ve got to keep working hard. We need to cut out the penalties and improve our tackle control.”

  • 78: TRY! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 78: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 68: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 67: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 58: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 55: TRY! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 43: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 42: TRY! scored for St Helens by James Roby
  • 30: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 26: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 25: TRY! scored for Warrington by Toby King
  • 6: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 5: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • Key Performers

    Mark Percival

    Tries 3
    3 3

    Daryl Clark

    Tackles 55
    5 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warrington Wolves 2
    St Helens 5

    Goals:

    Warrington Wolves 2
    St Helens 5

    METRES:

    Warrington Wolves 1057
    St Helens 1299

    CARRIES:

    Warrington Wolves 158
    St Helens 196

    TACKLES:

    Warrington Wolves 368
    St Helens 302

    OFFLOADS:

    Warrington Wolves 7
    St Helens 5

    PENALTIES:

    Warrington Wolves 11
    St Helens 6

    BREAKS:

    Warrington Wolves 1
    St Helens 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Harvey Livett 1 0 15 2 0 1 0 6 34 5.67 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Toby King 1 1 10 2 0 1 0 14 93 6.64 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Joe Philbin 0 0 18 2 3 0 0 7 35 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    George King 0 0 28 8 1 0 0 5 30 6.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Westwood 0 0 32 10 3 0 0 7 47 6.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Dominic Crosby 0 0 33 6 2 0 0 7 58 8.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jack Hughes 0 0 19 3 2 0 0 8 59 7.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 35 13 3 1 0 8 47 5.88 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Mike Cooper 0 0 46 7 0 3 0 13 116 8.92 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Daryl Clark 0 0 55 9 5 3 0 12 55 4.58 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Hill 0 0 36 4 1 1 0 11 81 7.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Tyrone Roberts 0 0 18 3 5 1 7 10 45 4.50 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Brown 0 0 11 3 0 0 5 15 53 3.53 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Atkins 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 8 76 9.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitch Brown 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 9 59 6.56 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Lineham 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 9 101 11.22 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Stefan Ratchford 0 0 7 0 1 1 1 9 68 7.56 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mark Percival 3 1 17 4 0 9 3 12 68 5.67 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Roby 1 0 36 6 1 4 0 16 128 8.00 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Richardson 1 2 11 1 1 2 6 6 37 6.17 1 0 2 0 5 1 0 0
    Alex Walmsley 0 0 12 2 2 0 0 9 69 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Theo Fages 0 0 17 3 1 0 1 5 24 4.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 0 0 18 1 2 1 0 14 94 6.71 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Zeb Taia 0 0 20 3 1 1 0 14 95 6.79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dominique Peyroux 0 0 37 9 1 1 1 11 47 4.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kyle Amor 0 0 19 2 0 2 0 16 117 7.31 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Luke Thompson 0 0 24 2 1 3 0 21 145 6.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jonathan Lomax 0 0 17 1 1 1 0 18 103 5.72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Regan Grace 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 8 53 6.63 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Makinson 0 0 22 2 3 3 0 10 61 6.10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Swift 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 11 98 8.91 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Barba 0 1 4 0 1 0 3 8 32 4.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Luke Douglas 0 0 23 3 1 0 0 10 87 8.70 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Lees 0 0 14 6 1 0 0 7 41 5.86 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