Wakefield Trinity 32-34 Warrington Wolves

Thursday 21st March 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 7

32-34 FT

HT: 6 26

Official: B Thaler

Venue: The Mobile Rocket Stadium

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Ryan Hampshire, David Fifita, Kyle Wood 2, Max Jowitt, Joe Arundel,

  • Goals
    Danny Brough 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Toby King, Josh Charnley 2, Chris Hill, Blake Austin,

  • Goals
    Stefan Ratchford 7,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Danny Brough missed a late conversion as Warrington Wolves survived an almighty scare to beat Wakefield Trinity 34-32 and move level on points with Betfred Super League leaders St Helens.

Having advanced into a 34-12 lead with 30 minutes remaining, the Wolves were then forced to hang on as Wakefield scored four tries, the last of which Brough failed to convert to steal a point.

Warrington took control with tries from Toby King, Josh Charnley and Chris Hill, all converted by Stefan Ratchford, in the opening 12 minutes.

After a Jake Mamo try was disallowed for the visitors, Wakefield responded when Ryan Hampshire's effort was converted by Brough.

But Warrington extended their advantage through Blake Austin, who finished off a fine move on the half-hour, and two Ratchford penalties.

Wakefield fought back as David Fifita touched down in the 56th minute and, although Charnley grabbed his second from an Austin break shortly after, Kyle Wood went over twice in quick succession.

Max Jowitt and Joe Arundel scored in the final four minutes to make it 34-32, but Brough just failed to complete a remarkable comeback as his kick went wide.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said: “To come up short like that is a tough one to take. It was a tale of two halves.

“They were far superior in the first half when everything seemed to happen too quick for us but that second half is what we’re all about and I couldn’t be more proud of them.

“The character and desire was there for all to see tonight. I know we lost the game but, with that kind of effort and commitment, we will win more than we lose. I’m proud and pleased we found a way to get back in it. It felt like a bit of a win."

Warrington coach Steve Price said: “We got a win and that’s the most pleasing thing out of tonight. I thought our first 40 minutes was outstanding. We were really polished in attack and defensively we were sound.

“The last 22 minutes were like an avalanche, it was coming and we couldn’t control it. They are a good footy team and they moved the ball around.

“There are a few things we need to dust up on but it’s credit to our playing group to hang in and come away with a win."

  • 77: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Joe Arundel
  • 76: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Max Jowitt
  • 76: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 67: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 66: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Kyle Wood
  • 64: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Kyle Wood
  • 59: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 58: TRY! scored for Warrington by Josh Charnley
  • 57: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 55: TRY! scored for Wakefield by David Fifita
  • 42: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 39: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 31: TRY! scored for Warrington by Blake Austin
  • 19: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ryan Hampshire
  • 19: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 12: TRY! scored for Warrington by Chris Hill
  • 10: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 8: TRY! scored for Warrington by Josh Charnley
  • 5: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 4: TRY! scored for Warrington by Toby King
  • Key Performers

    Mike Cooper

    Offloads: 5

    Reece Lyne

    Offloads: 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Trinity 6
    Wolves 5

    Goals:

    Trinity 4
    Wolves 7

    METRES:

    Trinity 1291
    Wolves 1184

    CARRIES:

    Trinity 201
    Wolves 144

    TACKLES:

    Trinity 260
    Wolves 317

    OFFLOADS:

    Trinity 18
    Wolves 10

    PENALTIES:

    Trinity 8
    Wolves 13

    BREAKS:

    Trinity 6
    Wolves 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Anthony England 0 0 25 6 0 0 0 14 135 9.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Reece Lyne 0 0 8 1 0 3 2 20 132 6.60 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 0
    Ryan Hampshire 1 1 5 0 1 1 1 21 116 5.52 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Pauli Pauli 0 0 16 3 3 4 0 15 110 7.33 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 11 109 9.91 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Joe Arundel 1 1 11 1 1 1 0 18 104 5.78 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    David Fifita 1 0 21 6 1 6 1 17 103 6.06 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 21 4 1 0 0 14 96 6.86 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Justin Horo 0 0 21 2 3 0 0 12 67 5.58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Wood 2 1 31 6 3 2 1 12 64 5.33 1 7 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jacob Miller 0 0 15 2 2 1 3 10 55 5.50 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2
    Max Jowitt 1 0 5 1 2 1 0 7 41 5.86 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    George King 0 0 19 8 1 1 0 5 40 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Brough 0 1 8 2 2 1 7 9 37 4.11 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 2
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 4 37 9.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 15 3 1 0 0 5 28 5.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Crowther 0 0 29 6 1 0 0 7 17 2.43 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Chris Hill 1 0 21 3 0 0 0 13 122 9.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Blake Austin 1 1 17 2 1 3 1 12 119 9.92 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Mike Cooper 0 0 25 2 1 2 0 14 119 8.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1
    Josh Charnley 2 0 8 1 1 1 0 14 104 7.43 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jack Hughes 0 0 34 2 0 2 0 11 98 8.91 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
    Ryan Atkins 0 0 9 0 2 7 1 6 93 15.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Toby King 1 1 19 3 1 1 0 10 76 7.60 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 19 2 1 2 0 8 76 9.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Joe Philbin 0 0 26 1 1 2 0 9 64 7.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Stefan Ratchford 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 9 63 7.00 0 1 1 0 7 0 0 1
    Ben Currie 0 1 32 4 1 0 1 7 50 7.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jason Clark 0 0 28 6 1 0 0 5 46 9.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Mamo 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 9 45 5.00 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Daryl Clark 0 1 27 3 1 2 0 7 44 6.29 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Lama Tasi 0 0 10 1 0 0 0 5 42 8.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Danny Walker 0 0 12 2 4 1 0 1 12 12.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Declan Patton 0 1 19 0 5 1 4 4 11 2.75 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