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Wigan Warriors 26-6 Warrington Wolves

Friday 14th September 2018
KO: 19:45 - Round: 5

26-6 FT

HT: 6 0

Official: R Hicks

Venue: DW Stadium

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Thomas Leuluai, Dom Manfredi 2, Ryan Sutton,

  • Goals
    Sam Tomkins 4, George Williams,

  • Drop Goals

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Stefan Ratchford,

  • Goals
    Declan Patton,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Dom Manfredi ended a two-year injury jinx with a double try-scoring return to action as Wigan Warriors ran out 26-6 victory over Warrington Wolves.

The winger had been on the sidelines for 762 days following a serious knee injury sustained at Castleford Tigers in 2016 but he put that behind him to score two late tries to secure the points for the Warriors.

The opening 40 minutes of this game will not feature in many end-of-season highlight reels, but it was Wigan who led 6-0 the break with a try from nothing from Thomas Leuluai.

Warrington managed to level things in the second half with Stefan Ratchford going over, but Wigan proved to have too much as Ryan Sutton crossed and the combination of Sam Tomkins and George Williams added 10 further points with the boot to record their fifth successive win in the Betfred Super League Super 8s.

Wigan head coach Shaun Wane said: "I was so pleased for Dom. What you have to understand is, these players are bred to run and whack people every week. When you get that taken away from you for two years, it’s a long time.

"I can’t imagine where he’s been. He’s had some dark days.

"To see him come back and score was brilliant. He took his tries well. They both needed scoring. They were both Dom Manfredi tries. He carried the ball strong, I’m really happy for him.

"I just remember the dark days when he couldn’t do a thing. He’s in the gym working on his own when the team are going out and stuff. I’ve never been through anything like he has. To come through like he has done, every credit to him."

The Warriors ran in three tries while Tom Lineham was sidelined following his high tackle on Manfredi.

Warrington boss Steve Price said: "When we lost Tom Lineham, that 10-minute mark with 12 to go was a big turning point.

"We couldn’t pull back the big wave and they scored a few quick tries in succession.

"I was really proud of the guys up until the 68th minute. We had a fair few troops missing and it was a good opportunity for some young lads."

  • 77: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 77: TRY! scored for Wigan by Ryan Sutton
  • 74: TRY! scored for Wigan by Dom Manfredi
  • 74: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 71: TRY! scored for Wigan by Dom Manfredi
  • 71: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 59: GOAL! scored for Wigan by George Williams
  • 54: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 54: TRY! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 38: TRY! scored for Wigan by Thomas Leuluai
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • Key Performers

    John Bateman

    Metres: 151
    Offloads: 4

    Sam Powell

    Tackles: 56

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warriors 4
    Wolves 1

    Goals:

    Warriors 5
    Wolves 1

    METRES:

    Warriors 1429
    Wolves 1193

    CARRIES:

    Warriors 198
    Wolves 175

    TACKLES:

    Warriors 343
    Wolves 332

    OFFLOADS:

    Warriors 10
    Wolves 10

    PENALTIES:

    Warriors 8
    Wolves 10

    BREAKS:

    Warriors 8
    Wolves 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    George Williams 0 0 19 0 2 6 2 15 171 11.40 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
    Oliver Gildart 0 1 11 4 1 4 0 14 155 11.07 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
    John Bateman 0 2 29 6 2 3 2 23 151 6.57 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Tom Davies 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 15 139 9.27 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 17 5 1 2 0 14 95 6.79 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Dominic Manfredi 2 0 5 1 0 4 0 10 94 9.40 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Dan Sarginson 0 0 24 4 1 1 0 18 88 4.89 0 3 2 0 0 0 2 1
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 21 2 3 0 0 12 84 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tony Clubb 0 0 26 6 3 1 0 10 79 7.90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Sutton 1 0 48 10 4 2 0 11 68 6.18 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Gabriel Hamlin 0 0 25 3 1 1 0 9 61 6.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Powell 0 0 56 14 2 1 1 7 58 8.29 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Sam Tomkins 0 1 6 0 0 2 5 12 51 4.25 2 0 1 0 4 0 1 1
    William Isa 0 0 18 5 5 0 0 6 46 7.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Partington 0 0 20 5 1 1 0 7 38 5.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Thomas Leuluai 1 0 16 2 0 0 2 11 36 3.27 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Morgan Escare 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 15 3.75 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
    Stefan Ratchford 1 0 13 0 1 1 1 14 118 8.43 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Lineham 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 14 107 7.64 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Luis Johnson 0 0 25 3 2 2 0 12 105 8.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Daryl Clark 0 0 33 4 1 6 0 9 102 11.33 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Bryson Goodwin 0 0 11 2 0 3 0 13 96 7.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Josh Charnley 0 0 4 1 2 3 0 15 96 6.40 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Jack Hughes 0 0 35 6 4 5 1 16 86 5.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    George King 0 0 25 4 0 2 0 10 68 6.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Westwood 0 0 18 2 0 1 0 11 68 6.18 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Atkins 0 0 16 2 4 0 0 13 61 4.69 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Harvey Livett 0 0 25 3 0 2 2 15 61 4.07 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Declan Patton 0 1 11 3 2 0 12 10 57 5.70 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
    Toby King 0 0 41 10 6 0 1 8 57 7.13 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 2
    Joe Philbin 0 0 21 4 4 1 0 7 57 8.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Bodene Thompson 0 0 30 4 0 0 0 6 46 7.67 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Morgan Smith 0 0 13 4 1 0 0 2 8 4.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Pomeroy 0 0 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

    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