Warrington Wolves 56-6 Catalans Dragons

Friday 10th August 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 1

56-6 FT

HT: 22 0

Attendance: 8,032

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Josh Charnley, Tom Lineham 3, Mitch Brown, Kevin Brown, Tyrone Roberts, Toby King, Declan Patton, Joe Philbin,

  • Goals
    Declan Patton 8,

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    David Mead,

  • Goals
    Lucas Albert,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Warrington Wolves thrashed Catalans Dragons 56-6 in the opening round of the Super 8s in a game that was billed as a dress rehearsal for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final.

While this game between two much-changed sides will have little bearing on the clash at Wembley later this month, it did showcase the attacking talent of Warrington for whom half-backs Kevin Brown and Tyrone Roberts ran the show.

Winger Tom Lineham scored a hat-trick as the home side stormed to their biggest league win of the season against an inexperienced Catalans side. 

Josh Charnley and Mitch Brown, along with Lineham's first two tries, took the home side into a 22-0 half-time lead and there was no let-up in the second period.

Kevin Brown, Tyrone Roberts and Toby King extended the lead before Declan Patton scored the try of the night, racing 40 metres to score.

Joe Philbin added a ninth try and after David Mead's consolation score, Lineham fittingly had the final word with a stylish finish in the corner.

Warrington coach Steve Price hailed his side's performance but warned not to read too much into the scoreline.

“It will be a totally different story when we meet again in the Challenge Cup,” he said.

“We are still playing for two trophies and we have to manage our way through the next two weeks until Wembley and I fully understand what Steve (McNamara) had to do tonight (regarding team selection).” 

Catalans coach McNamara admitted: “It was an extreme circumstances for us. The players were given an impossible task and there was a big gulf in class between the two teams.

“We were struggling with injuries in what was our third consecutive game in England. Teams complain about travelling to France but it has been hard for us too.

“We had to make significant changes but without doubt we will be a stronger team for the game against Wigan. Given the intensity of the semi-final last week it was the right thing for us to do.”

  • 79: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 74: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lucas Albert
  • 74: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by David Mead
  • 66: TRY! scored for Warrington by Joe Philbin
  • 66: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 65: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 65: TRY! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 58: TRY! scored for Warrington by Toby King
  • 58: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 54: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tyrone Roberts
  • 54: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 44: TRY! scored for Warrington by Kevin Brown
  • 44: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 36: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 36: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 32: TRY! scored for Warrington by Mitch Brown
  • 28: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 28: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 5: TRY! scored for Warrington by Josh Charnley
  • Key Performers

    Josh Charnley

    Metres: 218
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Tom Lineham

    Tries: 3
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wolves 10
    Catalans 1

    Goals:

    Wolves 8
    Catalans 1

    METRES:

    Wolves 1564
    Catalans 858

    CARRIES:

    Wolves 176
    Catalans 133

    TACKLES:

    Wolves 286
    Catalans 330

    OFFLOADS:

    Wolves 10
    Catalans 10

    PENALTIES:

    Wolves 7
    Catalans 6

    BREAKS:

    Wolves 13
    Catalans 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Josh Charnley 1 1 4 0 2 7 0 17 218 12.82 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Sitaleki Akauola 0 0 29 9 1 3 0 13 139 10.69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Tom Lineham 3 0 2 0 0 5 0 14 131 9.36 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Philbin 1 0 29 8 2 3 0 14 131 9.36 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Bryson Goodwin 0 1 8 1 1 3 0 13 123 9.46 2 0 2 0 0 1 3 0
    George King 0 0 23 2 0 1 0 17 123 7.24 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Bodene Thompson 0 2 39 13 1 2 2 15 107 7.13 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Mitch Brown 1 1 7 0 0 8 0 13 101 7.77 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Westwood 0 0 33 8 2 1 0 10 94 9.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Toby King 1 0 10 3 2 3 0 11 86 7.82 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Declan Patton 1 0 33 6 3 2 1 8 84 10.50 0 5 2 0 8 0 0 2
    Kevin Brown 1 2 10 2 0 2 5 12 72 6.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Hill 0 0 22 6 0 0 0 8 55 6.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Hughes 0 0 16 2 1 2 0 6 48 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyrone Roberts 1 3 12 0 5 4 2 2 35 17.50 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Harvey Livett 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 3 17 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
    Daryl Clark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Antoni Maria 0 0 24 5 2 1 0 9 96 10.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alrix Da Costa 0 0 41 3 4 2 0 10 77 7.70 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Mickael Goudemand 0 0 41 8 1 0 0 9 70 7.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Benjamin Garcia 0 0 25 5 0 6 0 10 67 6.70 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Mickael Simon 0 0 23 4 0 1 0 11 66 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Vincent Duport 0 0 10 0 5 1 0 9 64 7.11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Iain Thornley 0 0 13 1 5 3 0 10 59 5.90 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 27 5 2 0 0 8 54 6.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    David Mead 1 0 9 2 4 1 0 9 51 5.67 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Remi Casty 0 0 20 6 2 0 0 7 48 6.86 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Thibault Margalet 0 0 18 5 1 0 0 6 43 7.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lambert Belmas 0 0 23 3 0 1 0 5 41 8.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ugo Martin 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 6 35 5.83 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Robin Brochon 0 0 8 0 5 2 0 8 32 4.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Arthur Mourgue 0 1 24 3 8 1 1 7 20 2.86 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Lucas Albert 0 0 11 1 2 0 8 5 19 3.80 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 1
    Ugo Perez 0 0 11 2 1 0 0 4 16 4.00 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