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Wakefield Trinity 30-20 Wigan Warriors

Friday 12th April 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 10

30-20 FT

HT: 16 4

Official: R Hicks

Venue: The Mobile Rocket Stadium

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Craig Kopczak, Joe Arundel, Max Jowitt, Ben Jones-Bishop (2),

  • Goals
    Danny Brough (5),

  • Drop Goals

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Joe Burgess (3), George Williams,

  • Goals
    Morgan Escare (2),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Wakefield Trinity overcame a succession of injury blows to claim a remarkable 30-20 victory over Wigan Warriors that strengthened their position in the top five of Betfred Super League.

Chris Chester’s side have hit form following an inconsistent start to the year but they were pushed to the limit on Friday after losing Anthony England, Reece Lyne, Jacob Miller and Kyle Wood to injury.

That they still managed to record a third straight win said as much about Wigan, the Super League champions slumping to a seventh defeat of the season.

In-form winger Joe Burgess’ 100th career try appeared enough to send the Warriors into the break with a hard-earned lead until Wakefield blitzed their visitors in a devastating four-minute spell.

Craig Kopczak ended Wigan’s resistance on their own line and Joe Arundel finished a fine move before Max Jowitt raced clear to make it 16-4 as the half-time hooter sounded.

Ben Jones-Bishop ended his long wait for his first try of 2019 and then added a second to finish the Warriors off, ensuring George Williams’ effort and Burgess’ hat-trick were in a losing cause.

Wakefield boss Chris Chester said: "The fighting spirit we showed tonight was unbelievable. For David Fifita to do 80 minutes is an unbelievable effort.

“I’m just a bit deflated because of the fact we’ve lost so many key players tonight. With a couple of them I don’t think it’s going to be short term either. It’s a tough one and kind of takes the gloss off the result."

Wigan boss Adrian Lam said: “It was frustrating. With the side we had we competed well for 35 minutes then four or five minutes of mayhem turned the whole game.

“I’m looking forward to making sure we just get through this period in good shape and when players start coming back I think we can do some really damaging stuff at the back end of the year.”

 

 

  • 78: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare
  • 77: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Burgess
  • 65: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare
  • 64: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Burgess
  • 61: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 60: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop
  • 57: TRY! scored for Wigan by George Williams
  • 50: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 42: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 42: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop
  • 39: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Max Jowitt
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 38: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Joe Arundel
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 36: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Craig Kopczak
  • 22: TRY! scored for Wigan by Joe Burgess
  • Key Performers

    David Fifita

    Metres: 168
    Offloads: 4

    Joe Burgess

    Tries: 3
    Metres: 160
    Clean Breaks: 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Trinity 5
    Warriors 4

    Goals:

    Trinity 5
    Warriors 2

    METRES:

    Trinity 1474
    Warriors 1328

    CARRIES:

    Trinity 205
    Warriors 182

    TACKLES:

    Trinity 260
    Warriors 379

    OFFLOADS:

    Trinity 13
    Warriors 8

    PENALTIES:

    Trinity 6
    Warriors 9

    BREAKS:

    Trinity 5
    Warriors 8

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    David Fifita 0 1 29 2 3 7 0 23 168 7.30 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
    Ryan Hampshire 0 1 11 0 2 8 1 16 140 8.75 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Pauli Pauli 0 0 14 2 2 4 0 12 127 10.58 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Tinirau Arona 0 0 22 2 3 3 0 17 126 7.41 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Max Jowitt 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 12 116 9.67 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Craig Kopczak 1 0 20 4 5 4 0 14 104 7.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Joe Arundel 1 0 16 2 1 0 0 10 96 9.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Reece Lyne 0 0 8 0 1 2 0 6 87 14.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 2 0 10 1 4 0 0 16 83 5.19 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 25 8 6 1 0 14 83 5.93 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kyle Wood 0 1 17 2 7 1 1 12 75 6.25 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Matty Ashurst 0 1 28 7 2 0 0 11 74 6.73 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Danny Brough 0 0 19 4 5 1 8 14 49 3.50 0 2 0 0 5 1 0 0
    Anthony England 0 0 5 1 2 1 0 6 44 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Justin Horo 0 1 12 2 10 1 0 7 44 6.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    George King 0 0 15 2 0 0 0 5 31 6.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jacob Miller 0 0 6 1 4 3 2 10 27 2.70 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    George Williams 1 1 21 3 3 9 5 27 166 6.15 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Burgess 3 0 6 0 0 10 0 13 160 12.31 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Dan Sarginson 0 0 14 2 5 3 0 20 147 7.35 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Oliver Gildart 0 2 16 2 2 6 0 17 134 7.88 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Tom Davies 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 11 96 8.73 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Shorrocks 0 0 22 3 2 5 1 12 96 8.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    William Isa 0 0 39 6 3 3 0 12 85 7.08 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 26 4 0 5 0 10 83 8.30 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Morgan Smithies 0 0 31 3 1 1 0 9 65 7.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Escare 0 0 10 0 2 3 0 14 64 4.57 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 0
    Liam Paisley 0 0 22 3 4 4 0 7 47 6.71 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Shorrocks 0 0 24 3 2 1 0 6 45 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Joe Bullock 0 0 27 5 3 1 0 5 37 7.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Oliver Partington 0 0 29 3 2 1 0 7 37 5.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 34 6 3 1 0 4 24 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Powell 0 1 36 8 4 2 0 4 23 5.75 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Thomas Leuluai 0 0 20 2 0 0 1 4 19 4.75 0 4 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