Warrington Wolves 24-10 Castleford Tigers

Thursday 7th March 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 5

24-10 FT

HT: 16 4

Official: C Kendall

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Jake Mamo 2, Jack Hughes, Ben Murdoch-Masila,

  • Goals
    Stefan Ratchford 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries
    Greg Eden, Greg Minikin,

  • Goals
    Jordan Rankin,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Winger Jake Mamo scored two tries on his first start for Warrington Wolves to condemn Castleford Tigers to their first defeat of the Betfred Super League season.

Mamo, released by Huddersfield Giants at the end of last season despite scoring 17 tries in 23 appearances, touched down twice in seven minutes on his home debut and also set up a try for Jack Hughes as the Wolves triumphed 24-10.

Warrington, who handed a surprise comeback to England forward Ben Currie following an 11-month injury lay-off, fell just short of the 15-point target they needed to go top but coach Steve Price will be delighted with the way they responded to their defeat by Catalans Dragons.

Castleford took the lead through winger Greg Eden but the Wolves hit back with Mamo's double, with Stefan Ratchford adding the extras to the second score for his 1,000th career point.

Hughes crossed to ensure a 16-4 half-time lead for Warrington before Ratchford added a penalty in the early stages of the second half and Ben Murdoch-Masila powered over from close range for a 24-4 advantage, before Greg Minikin grabbed a consolation for the Tigers.

Wolves head coach Price said: "Jake came up with some really good plays. He scored some good tries and was good in and around the ball.

"Castleford have been the best team to date so I’m very pleased to come away with the win.

"There were a lot of guys hurting from the performance last week (against Catalans Dragons) so that shows the character and belief in the team.

"It’s been a really good start. We had a slight hiccup last week but we’re in pretty good shape. Things are looking promising at the moment. I’m pleased with the bounce-back tonight."

Castleford counterpart Daryl Powell said: "I thought we were pretty good tonight to be honest. The opportunities we got in good attacking positions and put down hurt us and our right edge was poor defensively in the first half.

"I took James Clare off because I don’t think his decision-making was good enough and we should have stopped some of their tries.

"We were playing against a team who had pretty much everybody out there. If you look at the respective benches, you could see we were down on troops.

"I thought we were fantastic in terms of effort and spirit, I’m proud of them.

"I’m never pleased to lose a game but I’m closer to knowing what I’ve got than I was last week. The steel and spirit in the club is outstanding."

  • 60: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Jordan Rankin
  • 59: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Minikin
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 50: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ben Murdoch-Masila
  • 44: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 37: TRY! scored for Warrington by Jack Hughes
  • 29: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 28: TRY! scored for Warrington by Jake Mamo
  • 21: TRY! scored for Warrington by Jake Mamo
  • 8: TRY! scored for Castleford by Greg Eden
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wolves 4
    Tigers 2

    Goals:

    Wolves 4
    Tigers 1

    METRES:

    Wolves 1401
    Tigers 1235

    CARRIES:

    Wolves 181
    Tigers 187

    TACKLES:

    Wolves 314
    Tigers 369

    OFFLOADS:

    Wolves 6
    Tigers 14

    PENALTIES:

    Wolves 9
    Tigers 6

    BREAKS:

    Wolves 4
    Tigers 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Daryl Clark 0 0 40 10 1 3 0 11 137 12.45 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Stefan Ratchford 0 1 6 0 0 1 0 16 118 7.38 0 6 0 0 4 1 0 0
    Jake Mamo 2 1 4 0 1 5 0 15 114 7.60 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Westwood 0 0 7 1 0 3 0 11 114 10.36 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Charnley 0 0 13 3 1 4 0 18 108 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Blake Austin 0 1 24 6 4 2 4 14 103 7.36 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Chris Hill 0 0 31 0 0 1 0 13 103 7.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Mike Cooper 0 0 35 3 2 1 0 10 88 8.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 21 4 2 0 0 13 79 6.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Toby King 0 0 24 7 3 0 0 8 76 9.50 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Currie 0 0 25 4 1 1 0 12 75 6.25 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Jack Hughes 1 0 25 7 0 4 0 10 72 7.20 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 1 0 15 1 0 2 0 7 57 8.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jason Clark 0 0 14 3 1 0 1 6 46 7.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lama Tasi 0 0 15 1 1 0 0 5 44 8.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Declan Patton 0 1 13 4 3 0 5 7 38 5.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Bryson Goodwin 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 29 5.80 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
    Greg Eden 1 0 1 0 1 5 0 17 112 6.59 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jesse Sene-Lafao 0 0 37 5 2 1 0 17 112 6.59 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Nathan Massey 0 0 29 7 2 0 0 13 111 8.54 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Peter Mata'utia 0 1 7 0 0 2 0 21 109 5.19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Greg Minikin 1 0 10 2 2 1 0 14 108 7.71 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Watts 0 0 44 9 4 0 0 16 105 6.56 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Junior Moors 0 0 27 6 0 2 0 13 94 7.23 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Michael Shenton 0 1 16 1 2 1 2 14 88 6.29 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Trueman 0 0 16 2 3 0 5 16 78 4.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tuoyo Egodo 0 0 8 0 2 2 0 6 60 10.00 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Alex Foster 0 0 20 2 1 2 0 7 50 7.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Jordan Rankin 0 0 22 6 2 0 3 9 49 5.44 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
    Matthew Cook 0 0 35 4 1 0 0 6 44 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 39 6 0 0 0 7 43 6.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Clare 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 5 37 7.40 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Paul McShane 0 0 41 12 1 3 2 5 35 7.00 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Jacques O'Neill 0 0 15 3 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 0 1 1 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