Wakefield Trinity 23-36 Warrington Wolves

Friday 28th September 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 7

23-36 FT

HT: 13 12

Official: M Griffiths

Venue: The Mobile Rocket Stadium

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Tyler Randell, Joe Arundel, Ryan Hampshire, Ben Jones-Bishop,

  • Goals
    Ryan Hampshire 3,

  • Drop Goals
    Ryan Hampshire,

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Ben Murdoch-Masila, Toby King, Stefan Ratchford, Jack Hughes, Declan Patton, Ryan Atkins,

  • Goals
    Declan Patton 6,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Warrington Wolves will head into their elimination semi-final against St Helens on the back of a morale-boosting 36-23 victory over Wakefield Trinity at the Mobile Rocket Stadium.

The Wolves were made to work hard by a committed Trinity side that was seeking to confirm a fifth-place finish in Betfred Super League for the second year running.

But first-half tries from Ben Murdoch-Masila and Toby King were added to by Stefan Ratchford, Jack Hughes, Declan Patton - who also kicked six goals- and Ryan Atkins after the interval to secure the win for the Wolves.

Tyler Randell, Joe Arundel, Ryan Hampshire - who has signed a new one-year deal - and Ben Jones-Bishop crossed for Trinity.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said: “We threw it away We put ourselves in a good position to go ahead and win the game. That try just before half-time killed us.

“That kind of gave them a leg up just before half-time. Credit to Warrington, they’re a good side.

“But I couldn’t be prouder of the guys, we’ve done it tough over the last three weeks. We did give it everything tonight but we just came up short.”

Warrington coach Steve Price said: “We’re going to have to go up quite a few notches, St Helens have been the benchmark all season and rightly so. We’ll be big underdogs and we’re happy with that tag.

“Psychologically it can be quite difficult knowing that you’ve got a semi-final to play for next week, knowing that it’s a dead rubber.

“We have to keep improving, keep evolving but I’m sure the other three teams are on the same lines tonight."

  • 76: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 75: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ryan Atkins
  • 74: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 69: TRY! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 59: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 53: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 52: TRY! scored for Warrington by Jack Hughes
  • 48: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 47: TRY! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 39: Goal scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 39: TRY! scored for Warrington by Toby King
  • 25: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 24: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Joe Arundel
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 17: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ben Murdoch-Masila
  • 5: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 4: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Tyler Randell
  • Key Performers

    Josh Charnley

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Trinity 4
    Wolves 6

    Goals:

    Trinity 3
    Wolves 6

    METRES:

    Trinity 1202
    Wolves 1164

    CARRIES:

    Trinity 166
    Wolves 147

    TACKLES:

    Trinity 285
    Wolves 311

    OFFLOADS:

    Trinity 10
    Wolves 7

    PENALTIES:

    Trinity 6
    Wolves 9

    BREAKS:

    Trinity 5
    Wolves 9

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Joe Arundel 1 0 13 0 1 1 0 15 144 9.60 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Reece Lyne 0 0 11 1 0 1 0 13 117 9.00 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Bill Tupou 0 0 6 1 0 2 0 13 117 9.00 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 32 5 3 1 0 19 111 5.84 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Pauli Pauli 0 0 14 1 6 4 0 10 102 10.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Tyler Randell 1 0 25 8 0 3 0 6 80 13.33 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Batchelor 0 0 35 10 3 1 0 9 78 8.67 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Craig Huby 0 0 17 3 0 0 0 11 77 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Matty Ashurst 0 0 34 5 1 2 0 9 59 6.56 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Jones-Bishop 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 11 57 5.18 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Justin Horo 0 0 14 3 4 2 0 10 54 5.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Max Jowitt 0 0 3 0 5 3 0 11 52 4.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Crowther 0 0 24 5 4 0 0 7 46 6.57 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Annakin 0 0 12 1 1 0 0 5 37 7.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacob Miller 0 2 13 0 6 2 3 9 33 3.67 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Wood 0 0 14 0 0 1 2 4 26 6.50 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Hampshire 1 1 17 2 1 1 4 4 12 3.00 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Josh Charnley 0 1 6 0 1 5 1 14 141 10.07 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Hill 0 0 22 3 1 2 0 14 113 8.07 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 1 0 13 1 3 5 0 8 95 11.88 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Atkins 1 0 4 0 1 1 0 10 91 9.10 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 24 7 1 4 0 9 91 10.11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Bryson Goodwin 0 0 13 1 2 6 1 6 78 13.00 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Jack Hughes 1 0 35 6 1 0 0 8 76 9.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Mike Cooper 0 0 25 1 1 1 0 10 72 7.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Daryl Clark 0 1 31 4 2 4 0 8 68 8.50 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Toby King 1 0 32 5 2 2 0 10 59 5.90 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Ben Westwood 0 0 21 3 1 0 0 8 54 6.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    George King 0 0 31 5 1 0 0 9 49 5.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Stefan Ratchford 1 0 6 0 1 2 2 13 48 3.69 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Declan Patton 1 0 16 2 5 2 6 10 47 4.70 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0
    Harvey Livett 0 1 19 3 2 1 2 5 42 8.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sitaleki Akauola 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 4 22 5.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Morgan Smith 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 18 18.00 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