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Wigan Warriors 18-4 Huddersfield Giants

Friday 11th August 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 2

18-4 FT

HT: 10 4

Attendance: 10,619

Official: P Bentham

Venue: DW Stadium

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Anthony Gelling, Liam Farrell, Sam Tomkins,

  • Goals
    Sam Powell 2, Sam Tomkins,

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Jermaine McGillvary,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Wigan Warriors stayed in the hunt for a top-four finish with a hard-fought 18-4 triumph over Huddersfield Giants to leapfrog their visitors in the Betfred Super League table.

The visitors led a wet encounter 4-0 after Jermaine McGillvary picked up a loose ball from a Danny Brough kick, but the Warriors hit back through an Anthony Gelling score. 

It looked like it was going to be all square at half-time until George Williams’ kick through was touched down by Liam Farrell.

The hosts then stretched their lead by two points in the second half through the boot of Sam Powell, and Sam Tomkins rubbed salt in Huddersfield’s wounds with a late try.

Wigan coach Shaun Wane said: “Our defence was miles better. You have to remember Huddersfield have been flying, beating teams and scoring lots of points.

"They have some great attacking players in their team, so to defend that way was great. (I'm) very happy. It’s been a really tough week for everybody and it will be another one this week.”

Wane's opposite number Rick Stone admitted: “I think the opposition were a bit better to be honest. They were a bit hungrier and keener.

"We had our chances, we were closest enough if we were good enough. We needed to execute a bit better."

  • 79: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 79: TRY! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Powell
  • 36: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Farrell
  • 36: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Powell
  • 13: TRY! scored for Wigan by Anthony Gelling
  • 10: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warriors 3
    Giants 1

    Goals:

    Warriors 3
    Giants 0

    METRES:

    Warriors 1194
    Giants 1066

    CARRIES:

    Warriors 173
    Giants 170

    TACKLES:

    Warriors 328
    Giants 358

    OFFLOADS:

    Warriors 4
    Giants 5

    PENALTIES:

    Warriors 7
    Giants 13

    BREAKS:

    Warriors 2
    Giants 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tom Davies 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 13 128 9.85 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Burgess 0 0 8 2 0 3 1 12 118 9.83 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0
    Anthony Gelling 1 0 17 4 1 1 1 16 116 7.25 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Farrell 1 0 41 14 0 1 1 16 94 5.88 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 18 3 0 0 0 10 91 9.10 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    John Bateman 0 0 26 4 3 0 0 18 88 4.89 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Oliver Gildart 0 0 21 1 2 0 0 9 82 9.11 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Leuluai 0 1 18 3 1 4 1 11 69 6.27 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Sutton 0 0 34 6 3 0 0 13 64 4.92 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    William Isa 0 0 23 5 1 0 0 8 60 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Tomkins 1 0 12 1 0 1 4 9 55 6.11 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1
    Tony Clubb 0 0 10 3 0 1 0 6 50 8.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sean O'Loughlin 0 0 24 2 2 0 0 10 45 4.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Frank-Paul Nuuausala 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 7 42 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mike McIlorum 0 0 20 3 2 0 1 5 40 8.00 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    George Williams 0 0 20 4 0 1 4 6 26 4.33 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
    Sam Powell 0 1 21 3 1 0 1 4 26 6.50 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Darnell McIntosh 0 0 4 1 1 4 0 12 108 9.00 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jermaine McGillvary 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 15 106 7.07 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 35 8 0 3 0 14 94 6.71 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Alex Mellor 0 0 21 4 0 1 0 16 93 5.81 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Jordan Turner 0 0 18 1 3 0 1 10 76 7.60 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Lee Gaskell 0 0 15 2 1 0 8 11 76 6.91 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Shannon Wakeman 0 0 33 10 0 0 0 12 73 6.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Paul Clough 0 0 26 4 0 3 0 10 72 7.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 37 6 1 1 0 13 65 5.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Smith 0 0 25 4 1 0 0 10 60 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Rankin 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 13 55 4.23 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 31 7 2 1 0 8 55 6.88 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 22 4 0 0 0 6 45 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Brough 0 0 13 3 2 3 5 10 42 4.20 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 32 11 2 0 0 5 27 5.40 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Tyler Dickinson 0 0 18 5 1 0 0 2 10 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 19 8 0 0 2 3 9 3.00 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 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