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Warrington Wolves 14-34 St Helens

Saturday 22nd September 2018
KO: 15:15 - Round: 6

14-34 FT

HT: 6 14

Official: C Kendall

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Kevin Brown, Toby King, Bryson Goodwin,

  • Goals
    Declan Patton,

  • Drop Goals

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Luke Douglas, Regan Grace, Jonny Lomax, Danny Richardson, Ben Barba 2,

  • Goals
    Danny Richardson 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Ben Barba bagged two tries as St Helens laid down a marker for their Betfred Super League semi-final against Warrington Wolves with a comfortable 34-14 victory at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Scrum-half Danny Richardson registered a try and five goals with Saints’ other tries scored by Luke Douglas, Regan Grace and Jonny Lomax, with Warrington’s points coming from tries by Kevin Brown, Bryson Goodwin and Toby King and one conversion from Dec Patton.

The opening 40 minutes was a tasty appetiser for the much bigger showdown to come when the two teams go head-to-head again on Thursday week at the Totally Wicked Stadium when a Grand Final spot at Old Trafford on October 13 will be the huge prize on offer for the winners.

Despite nothing to play for with the top four positions all sorted, there was no love lost between the two sides with three players – Matty Lees and Mark Percival from St Helens and Warrington’s Ryan Atkins – all spending time in the sin-bin after a first half all-in brawl.

St Helens head coach Justin Holbrook said: “It was just important we played well but I don’t think it matters who won or lost today for two weeks’ time.

“We play that many games and before the Super 8s started we were already going to have a home semi-final so motivation levels can’t stay that high every single week.

“It’s an exciting time of year and we are not there yet but it’s coming and it’s just a one semi-final system.”

Warrington boss Steve Price said: “Today’s result is not going to mean too much in two weeks’ time and we will get a few players back and go again. 

“It was hard work when we lost our halves Tyrone Roberts and Kevin Brown – it would be difficult for any team when you lose your two key playmakers – and both back-rowers were struggling with injuries, so we have a bit of work to do.

“St Helens are a good football team and league leaders for a reason and lapses in any part of the field they punish you as they showed today.”

  • 78: TRY! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 77: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 76: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ben Barba
  • 65: TRY! scored for Warrington by Toby King
  • 58: TRY! scored for St Helens by Ben Barba
  • 54: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 53: TRY! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 52: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 51: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jonny Lomax
  • 39: TRY! scored for St Helens by Regan Grace
  • 32: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 32: TRY! scored for St Helens by Luke Douglas
  • 23: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 23: TRY! scored for Warrington by Kevin Brown
  • 5: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • Key Performers

    Mike Cooper

    Offloads: 5

    Ben Barba

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Jack Ashworth

    Offloads: 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wolves 3
    Saints 6

    Goals:

    Wolves 1
    Saints 5

    METRES:

    Wolves 1209
    Saints 1427

    CARRIES:

    Wolves 174
    Saints 168

    TACKLES:

    Wolves 264
    Saints 342

    OFFLOADS:

    Wolves 19
    Saints 17

    PENALTIES:

    Wolves 6
    Saints 10

    BREAKS:

    Wolves 8
    Saints 15

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Toby King 1 1 8 0 1 5 1 17 147 8.65 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Ryan Atkins 0 0 10 0 6 3 0 12 138 11.50 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Mike Cooper 0 0 30 1 5 2 0 16 129 8.06 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
    Stefan Ratchford 0 0 7 0 2 4 0 16 118 7.38 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Josh Charnley 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 14 103 7.36 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Hill 0 0 30 4 2 1 0 16 95 5.94 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Ben Westwood 0 0 24 2 5 2 0 11 90 8.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Bryson Goodwin 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 11 76 6.91 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 24 5 7 2 0 12 67 5.58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Harvey Livett 0 0 17 2 7 3 1 8 61 7.63 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    George King 0 0 21 3 4 2 0 10 59 5.90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 18 3 2 4 0 9 55 6.11 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Declan Patton 0 0 17 4 4 0 9 10 40 4.00 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0
    Bodene Thompson 0 0 13 4 2 0 0 5 18 3.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Brown 1 0 6 1 1 1 1 4 10 2.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Morgan Smith 0 1 28 6 5 2 1 2 3 1.50 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyrone Roberts 0 0 6 0 0 1 1 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Luke Douglas 1 0 34 10 1 4 0 16 138 8.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Thomas Makinson 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 17 130 7.65 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Morgan 0 1 19 3 0 7 1 8 127 15.88 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Barba 2 0 9 0 1 11 1 9 115 12.78 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Jack Ashworth 0 0 22 8 7 4 1 11 108 9.82 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
    Danny Richardson 1 0 10 2 3 3 3 6 92 15.33 1 1 3 0 5 2 1 0
    Regan Grace 1 0 6 0 0 1 0 13 88 6.77 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Zeb Taia 0 0 20 4 2 2 0 12 87 7.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Matthew Lees 0 0 33 8 3 2 0 11 84 7.64 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mark Percival 0 2 15 1 3 2 1 13 83 6.38 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Luke Thompson 0 0 28 6 0 1 0 9 79 8.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Theo Fages 0 1 35 4 0 5 0 7 74 10.57 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Jonathan Lomax 1 1 13 1 1 3 1 10 69 6.90 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Bentley 0 0 22 5 6 0 0 7 44 6.29 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 29 5 4 0 0 8 40 5.00 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Dominique Peyroux 0 0 11 1 2 5 0 5 37 7.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jon Wilkin 0 1 32 9 2 0 0 6 32 5.33 0 0 1 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