Wigan Warriors 6-4 Castleford Tigers

Saturday 27th April 2019
KO: 17:15 - Round: 13

6-4 FT

HT: 0 4

Official: C Kendall

Venue: DW Stadium

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Sam Powell,

  • Goals
    Zak Hardaker,

  • Drop Goals

  • Castleford Tigers

  • Tries

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Sam Powell scored the only try of the game as Wigan Warriors edged out Castleford Tigers 6-4 in poor conditions to gain revenge from their defeat on the road earlier this month.

This was not the high-scoring thriller witnessed in West Yorkshire, but it was full of effort and intensity.

The Tigers led 4-0 at the break thanks to two Peter Mata'utia penalties in a less than thrilling half with very few chances.

Castleford dominated the opening stages without creating too many chances as Wigan struggled to launch any attacks of their own.

The only try of the game came after 53 minutes when Powell decided to go from dummy half and caught the Tigers defence napping to make it back-to-back wins for the defending champions.

Warriors coach Lam said: I woke up really happy with the way we were going to play, but the conditions sort of flattened that out completely and levelled the game. The confidence I had got zapped, but if I'd been told we'd win 6-4 then I would have taken it."

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: "I thought we were really unlucky. I was really proud of the effort and we defended outstandingly well. I thought our attitude was great, we've got a bit of something to work with when you know the boys are working that hard."

  • 55: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Zak Hardaker
  • 54: TRY! scored for Wigan by Sam Powell
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Peter Mata'utia
  • 25: GOAL! scored for Castleford by Peter Mata'utia
  • Key Performers

    Paul McShane

    Tackles: 53

    William Isa

    Tackles: 53

    Peter Mata'utia

    Metres: 185
    Offloads: 4

    Sam Powell

    Tackles: 52

    Greg Eden

    Metres: 180

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warriors 1
    Tigers 0

    Goals:

    Warriors 1
    Tigers 2

    METRES:

    Warriors 1051
    Tigers 1476

    CARRIES:

    Warriors 170
    Tigers 207

    TACKLES:

    Warriors 427
    Tigers 353

    OFFLOADS:

    Warriors 5
    Tigers 11

    PENALTIES:

    Warriors 5
    Tigers 5

    BREAKS:

    Warriors 1
    Tigers 2

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Zak Hardaker 0 0 7 0 1 2 1 21 142 6.76 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
    Liam Marshall 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 18 136 7.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Greenwood 0 0 32 3 1 2 0 13 101 7.77 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Oliver Gildart 0 0 14 2 1 2 0 16 97 6.06 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sean O'Loughlin 0 0 25 2 3 0 0 15 92 6.13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Joe Burgess 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 12 80 6.67 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    William Isa 0 0 53 13 3 0 0 11 67 6.09 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Flower 0 0 36 9 2 2 0 11 57 5.18 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 23 6 1 3 0 7 57 8.14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Hankinson 0 0 21 6 1 2 0 12 48 4.00 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Smithies 0 0 36 7 1 5 0 9 42 4.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Bullock 0 0 31 9 0 0 0 10 40 4.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Powell 1 0 52 14 2 0 0 6 33 5.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jake Shorrocks 0 0 29 6 1 0 0 3 22 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Partington 0 0 23 4 1 0 0 3 16 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    George Williams 0 0 15 0 1 1 4 2 11 5.50 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Thomas Leuluai 0 0 22 6 0 0 0 1 10 10.00 0 1 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
    Peter Mata'utia 0 0 3 0 0 3 2 20 185 9.25 1 1 2 0 2 0 4 0
    Greg Eden 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 22 180 8.18 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Greg Minikin 0 0 19 4 2 4 0 14 143 10.21 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Watts 0 0 33 7 1 1 0 22 140 6.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    James Clare 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 15 130 8.67 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mitch Clark 0 0 15 2 5 1 0 18 123 6.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mike McMeeken 0 0 38 6 0 3 0 16 119 7.44 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Tuoyo Egodo 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 13 93 7.15 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Daniel Smith 0 0 26 5 2 2 0 11 73 6.64 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Nathan Massey 0 0 33 7 0 0 0 12 65 5.42 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Jake Trueman 0 0 18 3 1 0 4 8 63 7.88 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Milner 0 0 21 3 2 0 0 9 53 5.89 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Clarkson 0 0 37 10 0 1 0 12 48 4.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Cory Aston 0 0 26 4 1 0 3 8 35 4.38 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Will Maher 0 0 15 3 2 1 0 5 19 3.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Paul McShane 0 0 53 9 2 0 2 2 7 3.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lewis Peachey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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