Warrington Wolves 38-4 Huddersfield Giants

Friday 27th April 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 13

38-4 FT

HT: 14 4

Official: T Grant

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Josh Charnley 3, Stefan Ratchford 2, Tom Lineham, Harvey Livett, Joe Philbin,

  • Goals
    Bryson Goodwin, Stefan Ratchford, Harvey Livett,

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Darnell McIntosh,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Warrington Wolves extended their unbeaten run to eight matches with a 38-4 Betfred Super League victory over struggling Huddersfield Giants at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

In-form winger Josh Charnley followed his four-try Ladbrokes Challenge Cup haul against Bradford Bulls with a hat-trick to make it 10 in six games since his move back to rugby league.

Stefan Ratchford crossed twice while Tom Lineham, Joe Philbin and Harvey Livett also touched down for the hosts and Bryson Goodwin, Ratchford and Livett all kicked one conversion apiece to claim the two points and keep Wolves third in the table.

Huddersfield have now gone eight matches without a win to leave them deep in trouble at the wrong end of the table. Their points came from a solitary first-half try by Darnell McIntosh.

Steve Price confirmed after the victory that Ben Currie had been ruled out for the season with a recurrence of a knee injury.

He said: "Ben is going in for an ACL operation on Wednesday.

"Ben won't play again this year, it's unfortunate and it's one of those things where he just got stuck in a tackle but he'll come back bigger and stronger, he's got many years left.

"He's obviously devastated with it being second time around, but he will be looked after by the club, he's a quality person and we know he will do everything he can to get back as soon as he can."

The Wolves boss was happy that his side did not become frustrated during their win over the Giants to run out comfortable winners in the end.

Price added: "It was a professional display as Huddersfield came with a game plan to try and spoil the game and lay over over us and slow it down to their tempo.

"It was a credit to our guys to not get frustrated and around the 55-minute mark we started to get some speed in the ruck and had the ability to pull the gun and score a number of quick tries in succession.

"There were some good tries scored out wide with an excellent skill level and Josh scored three tries again which was very pleasing."

Huddersfield caretaker coach Chris Thorman was left frustrated after his team slipped to another defeat.

Thorman said: "My overriding emotion is frustration. It's hard to be irate when everyone is aware of the situation the club is in at the moment.

"We stuck to the plan that we had set but we conceded a couple of soft tries in the first half but apart from that I was pleased with the first half performance."

  • 75: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 75: TRY! scored for Warrington by Joe Philbin
  • 70: TRY! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 68: TRY! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 63: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 62: TRY! scored for Warrington by Josh Charnley
  • 58: TRY! scored for Warrington by Josh Charnley
  • 38: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 32: TRY! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 26: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Darnell McIntosh
  • 23: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin
  • 22: TRY! scored for Warrington by Josh Charnley
  • Key Performers

    Josh Charnley

    Tries: 3
    Clean Breaks: 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warrington Wolves 8
    Huddersfield Giants 1

    Goals:

    Warrington Wolves 3
    Huddersfield Giants 0

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Josh Charnley 3 0 4 1 0 5 0 14 129 9.21 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Daryl Clark 0 0 26 6 1 1 0 15 127 8.47 0 12 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Lineham 1 0 6 2 0 2 0 15 119 7.93 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Philbin 1 0 15 3 0 3 0 14 119 8.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Hill 0 0 22 3 0 2 0 14 111 7.93 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    George King 0 0 15 3 0 0 0 13 108 8.31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Bryson Goodwin 0 2 9 2 0 6 1 11 105 9.55 0 3 1 0 1 2 2 0
    Harvey Livett 1 1 27 6 2 1 1 11 96 8.73 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 0
    Jack Hughes 0 0 19 1 1 0 0 10 91 9.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Stefan Ratchford 2 1 5 1 0 3 0 13 89 6.85 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 1
    Ben Westwood 0 0 20 1 0 0 0 11 89 8.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Sitaleki Akauola 0 0 19 5 0 2 0 12 86 7.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Atkins 0 2 9 3 0 0 1 10 83 8.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 13 3 0 0 0 8 83 10.38 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Brown 0 1 18 6 0 1 7 10 47 4.70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Declan Patton 0 0 6 3 0 1 0 4 22 5.50 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Tyrone Roberts 0 0 16 3 3 0 5 6 16 2.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Darnell McIntosh 1 0 4 1 2 2 1 9 107 11.89 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Smith 0 0 25 2 2 0 0 12 84 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 33 4 0 0 0 9 72 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 52 10 2 2 0 12 62 5.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Paul Clough 0 0 32 5 1 0 0 8 56 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Mamo 0 0 11 2 1 0 1 12 55 4.58 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 31 2 2 1 1 10 44 4.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jordan Turner 0 0 21 2 4 0 0 7 36 5.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 23 3 2 1 0 6 33 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyler Dickinson 0 0 11 2 1 0 0 4 33 8.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Roberts 0 0 24 1 1 0 0 5 30 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jared Simpson 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 4 29 7.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Aaron Murphy 0 0 16 1 2 0 0 5 28 5.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 26 4 2 0 1 6 27 4.50 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Rankin 0 0 24 3 1 0 2 6 23 3.83 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 25 3 2 0 0 3 15 5.00 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Wood 0 0 12 1 1 1 0 1 2 2.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2

    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