Wigan Warriors 6-14 St Helens

Thursday 19th July 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 22

6-14 FT

HT: 0 8

Official: R Hicks

Venue: DW Stadium

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Sam Tomkins,

  • Goals
    Sam Tomkins,

  • Drop Goals

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Dominique Peyroux, Morgan Knowles,

  • Goals
    Danny Richardson 3,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

St Helens put one hand on the League Leaders’ Shield with an impressive 14-6 derby win over Wigan Warriors that takes them 10 points clear at the top with one round left of the regular Betfred Super League season.

Even without Ben Barba and Mark Percival, Super League’s leading tryscorers with 39 touchdowns between them, Saints had too much flair for an injury-hit Wigan side who will lose second spot in the table if Castleford Tigers beat Huddersfield Giants on Friday night.

Second-row pair Dominique Peyroux and Morgan Knowles scored Saints’ tries but more significantly were at the heart of a magnificent defensive effort that carried their side to a 13th successive victory.

It was also St Helens’ 100th league win over Wigan which was lapped up by the 3,000 travelling fans who will be confident of a return to Old Trafford.

All the Warriors had to show for their efforts was Sam Tomkins' converted try 10 minutes from time.

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook said: “It definitely wasn’t easy. It was one of the toughest games I’ve watched. Neither team gave an inch, there was big hit after big hit for 80 minutes, which showed the brutality of our game.

 

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“They’re a quality side and, although I know they had some troops out, they kept coming and it ended up as a cracking derby. It was as physical as you can get."

Wigan boss Shaun Wane said: “The best team won, without a shadow of a doubt.

“They had the majority of the game but I’m really proud of our efforts. It was a typical derby. They got stuck into each other, there were injured bodies and blood everywhere, which is a great sign.”

  • 70: TRY! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 50: TRY! scored for St Helens by Morgan Knowles
  • 50: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 19: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • 10: TRY! scored for St Helens by Dominique Peyroux
  • 10: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson
  • Key Performers

    John Bateman

    Metres: 166
    Offloads: 5

    Dan Sarginson

    Metres: 181

    Adam Swift

    Metres: 196

    Luke Thompson

    Metres: 151

    Tom Davies

    Metres: 197

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warriors 1
    Saints 2

    Goals:

    Warriors 1
    Saints 3

    METRES:

    Warriors 1529
    Saints 1728

    CARRIES:

    Warriors 233
    Saints 203

    TACKLES:

    Warriors 353
    Saints 364

    OFFLOADS:

    Warriors 14
    Saints 10

    PENALTIES:

    Warriors 5
    Saints 6

    BREAKS:

    Warriors 1
    Saints 9

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tom Davies 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 27 197 7.30 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Dan Sarginson 0 0 15 1 0 8 1 26 181 6.96 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    John Bateman 0 0 38 5 5 1 1 26 166 6.38 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
    Liam Marshall 0 0 5 0 0 3 0 15 143 9.53 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Hankinson 0 0 16 2 2 5 0 15 108 7.20 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Sam Tomkins 1 0 12 4 1 7 6 15 92 6.13 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 0
    Tony Clubb 0 0 19 2 4 3 0 9 84 9.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Thomas Leuluai 0 0 30 3 2 2 1 17 83 4.88 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    William Isa 0 0 38 6 1 0 0 16 80 5.00 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Joe Greenwood 0 0 17 5 4 1 0 12 78 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Gabriel Hamlin 0 0 31 6 2 0 0 11 75 6.82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Flower 0 0 36 6 3 2 0 7 54 7.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 17 4 2 0 0 7 52 7.43 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Powell 0 0 36 8 3 1 3 11 48 4.36 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Josh Woods 0 1 16 1 3 1 5 12 38 3.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 20 4 7 1 0 4 36 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Liam Paisley 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 3 14 4.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Thomas Makinson 0 0 23 2 0 8 1 16 234 14.63 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Adam Swift 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 21 196 9.33 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Thompson 0 0 30 10 3 9 0 17 151 8.88 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Kyle Amor 0 0 20 2 1 2 0 19 144 7.58 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Jonathan Lomax 0 0 6 0 0 4 0 18 141 7.83 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Regan Grace 0 0 7 0 1 3 0 17 120 7.06 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
    James Roby 0 0 49 10 1 2 1 12 115 9.58 0 11 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Ryan Morgan 0 0 21 2 3 0 0 11 83 7.55 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Douglas 0 0 19 2 0 1 0 11 77 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Theo Fages 0 1 33 3 3 1 2 8 72 9.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Morgan Knowles 1 0 41 9 4 2 0 9 72 8.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Dominique Peyroux 1 0 22 3 3 2 0 11 71 6.45 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Richardson 0 0 15 1 3 3 7 5 66 13.20 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 0 0 21 4 2 2 0 8 57 7.13 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Matthew Lees 0 0 17 1 7 0 0 6 47 7.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Ashworth 0 0 12 1 1 0 0 5 42 8.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Jon Wilkin 0 0 27 8 4 1 0 9 40 4.44 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