Wigan Warriors 25-20 Catalans Dragons

Friday 27th July 2018
KO: 20:00 - Round: 23

25-20 FT

HT: 8 6

Official: S Mikalauskas

Venue: DW Stadium

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Chris Hankinson, Morgan Escare, Sam Tomkins, Joe Greenwood,

  • Goals
    Sam Tomkins 4,

  • Drop Goals
    Sam Tomkins,

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Jodie Broughton, Alrix Da Costa, Fouad Yaha,

  • Goals
    Lucas Albert 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Wigan Warriors bounced back from successive Betfred Super League defeats to see off 12-man Catalans Dragons 25-20 in a thrilling and bruising encounter.

The Warriors led at half-time despite falling behind early on as Jodie Broughton capitalised on a Liam Marshall mistake.

Wigan did not take long to get back on level terms as Sam Tomkins – who was controlling matters for the Warriors – sent a towering bomb to the corner which was collected by Chris Hankinson to grab his first try for the club.

Tomkins converted and later added a penalty to put Wigan 8-6 in front at half-time.

The first half ended with the Dragons reduced to 12 men after Kenny Edwards was dismissed for a late and high tackle on John Bateman that sparked a mass brawl.

Wigan looked in full control after the break as two tries from Morgan Escare and Tomkins put them 20-12 in front, but the Dragons refused to give up and hit back with tries of their own through Alrix Da Costa and Fouad Yaha.

Lucas Albert levelled things up with 13 minutes remaining, but Wigan were not interested in a draw as Tomkins dropped a goal before Joe Greenwood grabbed his first try for the Warriors to secure a hard-fought victory.

Wigan head coach Shaun Wane said: “It was tight at the end, too tight for me. We were our own worst enemy. I just thought we didn’t put our stamp on the game. 

“Our attack was poor. We are going to have a good two weeks training now, we are having no time off and we are going to use it well. We want to be firing in that first round. I want to see an improvement on what we did today."

Catalans boss Steve McNamara said: “Huge effort, incredible effort from the lads. We had a lot of boys there who hadn’t played for six, seven, eight or nine weeks who we threw in. Then to go down to 12 men when the game was in the balance was tough. We then went 14 points down, but to get back level was an incredible effort from them.

“We were beaten on the scoreboard but we are very positive about our performance and we look forward to next week now.”

  • 78: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Greenwood
  • 73: Goal scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 66: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lucas Albert
  • 59: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lucas Albert
  • 58: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Fouad Yaha
  • 55: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lucas Albert
  • 54: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Alrix Da Costa
  • 47: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 46: TRY! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 42: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 41: TRY! scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare
  • 31: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 15: TRY! scored for Wigan by Chris Hankinson
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lucas Albert
  • 7: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Jodie Broughton
  • Key Performers

    Tom Davies

    Metres: 191

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warriors 4
    Catalans 3

    Goals:

    Warriors 4
    Catalans 4

    METRES:

    Warriors 1249
    Catalans 1200

    CARRIES:

    Warriors 181
    Catalans 159

    TACKLES:

    Warriors 356
    Catalans 275

    OFFLOADS:

    Warriors 8
    Catalans 4

    PENALTIES:

    Warriors 8
    Catalans 10

    BREAKS:

    Warriors 8
    Catalans 4

    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 6 2 1 8 0 17 191 11.24 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Escare 1 0 7 1 0 9 0 11 149 13.55 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Marshall 0 1 4 0 1 4 0 11 113 10.27 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Flower 0 0 36 7 2 8 0 16 90 5.63 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Dan Sarginson 0 0 12 0 2 3 0 15 89 5.93 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Gabriel Hamlin 0 0 30 5 1 2 0 12 81 6.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    John Bateman 0 0 32 3 1 3 2 15 79 5.27 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 26 3 1 3 0 12 75 6.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    William Isa 0 0 29 4 2 2 0 9 67 7.44 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tony Clubb 0 0 26 3 1 4 0 9 64 7.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Sam Tomkins 1 1 12 1 2 4 5 13 58 4.46 1 3 0 0 4 2 0 1
    Joe Greenwood 1 0 33 10 1 0 0 7 53 7.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Sam Powell 0 0 23 1 0 2 0 13 49 3.77 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Thomas Leuluai 0 2 32 3 1 1 1 7 37 5.29 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 26 3 5 0 0 7 30 4.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Hankinson 1 0 7 2 0 0 0 3 14 4.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Woods 0 0 15 1 1 1 3 4 10 2.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Greg Bird 0 0 31 7 4 3 0 15 114 7.60 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Brayden Wiliame 0 0 11 1 4 1 0 10 112 11.20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Iain Thornley 0 0 16 3 2 1 0 10 111 11.10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 22 4 4 0 1 14 108 7.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 29 1 4 0 0 12 103 8.58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Antoni Maria 0 0 18 2 5 0 0 10 83 8.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Fouad Yaha 1 0 4 1 2 5 0 10 81 8.10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Moa 0 0 19 4 6 3 0 13 80 6.15 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Mickael Goudemand 0 0 20 3 3 2 0 10 68 6.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Samisoni Langi 0 0 17 1 3 2 0 11 67 6.09 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jodie Broughton 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 10 63 6.30 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Gigot 0 1 1 0 3 1 3 9 52 5.78 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Louis Anderson 0 0 18 1 1 0 0 7 46 6.57 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Alrix Da Costa 1 0 21 3 2 2 0 7 46 6.57 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kenny Edwards 0 0 14 3 1 0 0 5 33 6.60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Lucas Albert 0 1 10 0 3 2 5 5 30 6.00 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0
    Michael McIlorum 0 0 21 6 5 0 0 1 3 3.00 0 1 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