St Helens 38-12 Warrington Wolves

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

38-12 FT

HT: 20 6

Official: J Child

Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Mark Percival, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Jonny Lomax, Matthew Lees, Regan Grace, Tommy Makinson,

  • Goals
    Lachlan Coote (7),

  • Drop Goals

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Blake Austin, Daryl Clark,

  • Goals
    Stefan Ratchford (2),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

St Helens regained top spot in the Betfred Super League table with a ruthless 38-12 destruction of nearest rivals Warrington Wolves.

The Wolves, on a high after five straight wins, led 6-2 early in the game but paid a heavy price for the sin-binning of prop forward Mike Cooper for a high tackle after 27 minutes.

St Helens, surprisingly beaten for the first time by Catalans Dragons last Saturday, took advantage of the extra man to score two converted tries in Cooper’s absence that turned an 8-6 lead into a virtually unassailable one of 20-6.

The visitors briefly rallied early in the second half but long-range tries from wingmen Regan Grace and Tom Makinson demonstrated Saints’ superiority, to the delight of most of the 17,078 crowd, a Super League record for this fixture.

Stand-off Jonny Lomax and forward Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook both scored tries on their return for Saints.

Warrington coach Steve Price said: "We got dominated in a lot of areas. Credit goes to St Helens, who ran harder and tackled hard and wanted it more.

“I thought we did well to get back in the game but that was not the Warrington Wolves ethos tonight and we’ll address that and fix it up next week. We’ll get some good stuff out of tonight. I know we’ve got so many more levels to come."

Saints coach Justin Holbrook said: "I thought that was as good as we’ve played and we had to be. We knew how good an opposition we were facing.

“We were well aware of how big a game it was tonight so it’s really pleasing."

  • 65: TRY! scored for St Helens by Tommy Makinson
  • 62: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 62: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 60: TRY! scored for St Helens by Regan Grace
  • 51: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 50: TRY! scored for St Helens by Matthew Lees
  • 47: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 46: TRY! scored for Warrington by Daryl Clark
  • 39: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 36: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jonny Lomax
  • 35: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 34: TRY! scored for St Helens by Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
  • 24: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 20: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 14: TRY! scored for Warrington by Blake Austin
  • 11: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • Key Performers

    Chris Hill

    Offloads: 4

    Zeb Taia

    Offloads: 4

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Saints 6
    Wolves 2

    Goals:

    Saints 7
    Wolves 2

    METRES:

    Saints 1421
    Wolves 1190

    CARRIES:

    Saints 192
    Wolves 180

    TACKLES:

    Saints 314
    Wolves 311

    OFFLOADS:

    Saints 14
    Wolves 21

    PENALTIES:

    Saints 6
    Wolves 8

    BREAKS:

    Saints 7
    Wolves 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Thomas Makinson 1 0 3 0 1 2 0 20 178 8.90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Alex Walmsley 0 0 24 2 4 7 0 16 140 8.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Luke Thompson 0 0 24 9 1 2 0 17 140 8.24 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Zeb Taia 0 1 21 2 3 1 0 18 131 7.28 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Regan Grace 1 0 5 1 2 5 0 7 119 17.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jonathan Lomax 1 1 20 3 1 4 1 16 93 5.81 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Kevin Naiqama 0 1 18 2 4 6 0 10 89 8.90 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Lees 1 0 15 1 7 2 0 13 88 6.77 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    James Roby 0 2 39 11 3 0 0 11 77 7.00 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lachlan Coote 0 1 7 0 2 1 2 13 66 5.08 0 2 0 0 7 2 2 0
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 1 0 14 3 3 3 0 8 58 7.25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mark Percival 1 0 12 0 3 4 0 7 53 7.57 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Dominique Peyroux 0 0 28 6 3 1 0 9 51 5.67 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Amor 0 0 16 1 3 0 0 7 47 6.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Joseph Paulo 0 0 22 2 2 0 0 8 32 4.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 33 10 5 0 0 6 31 5.17 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Danny Richardson 0 0 13 1 5 2 6 6 28 4.67 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Josh Charnley 0 0 5 0 0 3 0 13 140 10.77 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Hill 0 0 24 7 3 6 0 17 132 7.76 1 1 1 0 0 0 4 0
    Ryan Atkins 0 0 4 0 3 10 0 12 114 9.50 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Toby King 0 0 15 2 3 2 1 13 102 7.85 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Tom Lineham 0 0 2 0 1 5 0 16 95 5.94 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Mike Cooper 0 0 27 6 0 0 0 14 92 6.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Stefan Ratchford 0 0 10 1 4 5 0 11 84 7.64 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 1
    Blake Austin 1 0 14 3 4 5 7 19 72 3.79 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Daryl Clark 1 0 45 5 6 5 0 10 57 5.70 0 7 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Ben Currie 0 0 33 6 3 0 0 9 55 6.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Joe Philbin 0 0 24 10 2 1 0 8 51 6.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Davis 0 0 18 4 1 5 0 7 51 7.29 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jack Hughes 0 0 28 4 3 0 0 7 45 6.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jason Clark 0 0 29 7 0 1 0 7 26 3.71 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Murdoch-Masila 0 0 5 1 6 2 0 3 25 8.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lama Tasi 0 0 14 2 0 0 0 7 25 3.57 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Declan Patton 0 0 14 2 1 2 3 7 24 3.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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