Warrington Wolves 26-6 Leeds Rhinos

Saturday 2nd February 2019
KO: 17:15 - Round: 1

26-6 FT

HT: 20 0

Attendance: 13,098

Official: C Kendall

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Stefan Ratchford, Josh Charnley, Daryl Clark, Blake Austin,

  • Goals
    Stefan Ratchford 5,

  • Drop Goals

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Stevie Ward,

  • Goals
    Tuimoala Lolohea,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

David Furner's first competitive game in charge of Leeds Rhinos ended in a 26-6 defeat at Warrington Wolves.

The Wolves had the game sewn up at half-time following tries from Stefan Ratchford, Josh Charnley and Daryl Clark.

Betfred Super League debutant Blake Austin went over in the 57th minute to make it 26-0, with Stefan Ratchford kicking five goals in total, before Leeds eventually got on the board.

Stevie Ward gave the Rhinos fans something to cheer three minutes from time, with Tuimoala Lolohea kicking the conversion.

Warrington coach Steve Price said: “I thought we played some good footy in the first half and scored some really good tries. We played with 12 men for 20 minutes so it was a really good first hit-out, the boys are in a good place.

“The first sin-binning sparked us, we started to play some aggressive footy. I thought there were periods in the second half when we went into our shell but defensively we were quite sound.”

Leeds coach Furner said: “The first half summed it up, we had an opportunity to put pressure on and we didn’t. We didn’t get the opportunity to build pressure, we were too busy coming out of our end.

“We allowed them to offload too easily, so that’s something we need to look at. I just don’t think we showed what this team is capable of but it’s round one and we will learn."

  • 77: TRY! scored for Leeds by Stevie Ward
  • 77: GOAL! scored for Leeds by Tuimoala Lolohea
  • 58: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 57: TRY! scored for Warrington by Blake Austin
  • 34: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 33: TRY! scored for Warrington by Daryl Clark
  • 29: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 28: TRY! scored for Warrington by Josh Charnley
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 15: TRY! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • Key Performers

    Tom Lineham

    Offloads: 5

    Ash Handley

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wolves 4
    Rhinos 1

    Goals:

    Wolves 5
    Rhinos 1

    METRES:

    Wolves 1556
    Rhinos 1126

    CARRIES:

    Wolves 202
    Rhinos 166

    TACKLES:

    Wolves 310
    Rhinos 362

    OFFLOADS:

    Wolves 19
    Rhinos 9

    PENALTIES:

    Wolves 9
    Rhinos 8

    BREAKS:

    Wolves 8
    Rhinos 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Chris Hill 0 0 26 5 0 2 0 16 144 9.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Bryson Goodwin 0 0 10 1 2 9 0 13 142 10.92 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Lineham 0 0 2 0 1 5 1 18 136 7.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
    Josh Charnley 1 0 6 0 1 3 0 17 135 7.94 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Stefan Ratchford 1 0 9 0 0 9 0 18 130 7.22 1 3 1 0 5 0 1 1
    Blake Austin 1 0 17 4 2 1 4 16 123 7.69 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 1
    Daryl Clark 1 0 20 1 3 4 0 12 106 8.83 1 7 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Ben Westwood 0 0 19 2 4 0 0 13 98 7.54 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Mike Cooper 0 1 27 3 4 2 0 14 96 6.86 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Jack Hughes 0 0 41 9 2 2 0 11 88 8.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Jason Clark 0 0 26 7 2 0 0 12 86 7.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Toby King 0 1 32 9 4 2 0 8 72 9.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Ryan Atkins 0 1 17 1 4 2 0 10 65 6.50 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 7 0 1 1 0 6 43 7.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Joe Philbin 0 0 26 7 3 0 0 7 43 6.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Declan Patton 0 1 15 1 1 0 8 8 29 3.63 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Walker 0 0 10 2 0 1 0 3 20 6.67 0 2 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
    Konrad Hurrell 0 0 10 0 2 5 0 23 163 7.09 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Jack Walker 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 17 121 7.12 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Briscoe 0 0 6 1 0 4 1 13 103 7.92 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Trent Merrin 0 0 35 5 0 3 0 13 81 6.23 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Liam Sutcliffe 0 0 37 6 7 1 0 10 80 8.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Brett Ferres 0 0 26 5 5 1 0 11 79 7.18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ash Handley 0 0 3 0 3 2 0 11 78 7.09 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Stevie Ward 1 0 46 7 4 2 0 12 74 6.17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 0 32 3 2 0 0 8 70 8.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Kallum Watkins 0 0 10 2 4 1 1 12 56 4.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Brad Singleton 0 0 28 5 0 1 0 6 39 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matt Parcell 0 0 43 9 4 0 0 4 38 9.50 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Brad Dwyer 0 0 17 6 0 1 1 4 38 9.50 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mikolaj Oledzki 0 0 16 3 0 3 0 7 35 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Richard Myler 0 0 10 2 5 4 5 6 31 5.17 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Tuimoala Lolohea 0 0 12 1 6 2 2 5 20 4.00 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0
    James Donaldson 0 0 28 8 0 1 0 4 20 5.00 0 0 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