Leeds Rhinos 8-40 Wigan Warriors

Saturday 21st May 2016
KO: 19:00 - Round: 15

8-40 FT

HT: 4 12

Attendance: 39,331

Official: R Hicks

Venue: St James' Park, Newcastle

  • Leeds Rhinos

  • Tries
    Kallum Watkins, Mitch Achurch,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Willie Isa 2, George Williams, Dom Manfredi, Ben Flower, Oliver Gildart, Dan Sarginson,

  • Goals
    Matty Smith 6,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Leeds Rhinos remain rooted to the bottom of First Utility Super League following a 40-8 defeat to Wigan Warriors in the final match of day one of the Magic Weekend at St James' Park.

The Champions suffered their 12th defeat in 15 games this season against a Warriors outfit that moved level on 20 points with joint-leaders Warrington Wolves, Catalans Dragons and Hull FC.

Leeds opened the scoring in the seventh minute, Kallum Watkins brushing off several tackles to go over, but Wigan responded to take a 12-4 half-time lead.

Willie Isa scored twice in eight minutes, his first tries for the club, either side of referee Robert Hicks suffering a calf injury and making way for touch judge Joe Cobb.

Wigan ran riot during 10 second-half minutes, scoring three tries, with George Williams stepping Zak Hardaker to cross, Dom Manfredi scoring after collecting a high kick and Ben Flower crashing over.

Although Hardaker was sin-binned, Leeds registered their second unconverted try when Mitch Achurch raced through the Wigan defence in the 64th minute.

But Oliver Gildart and Dan Sarginson both crossed in the final five minutes for Wigan, who lost skipper Sean O'Loughlin to injury in the first half.

Wigan coach Shaun Wane said: "I thought we played well for 40 minutes. We started well in both halves and were ruthless but then we got a bit bored and went away from it. 

"But after losing Lockers so early, I'm very happy with that performance. Our defence was superb."

Wane added: "I have to say there is loads of spirit in the Leeds team, there is no question about that. They have a competitive coach and competitive players."

Leeds coach Brian McDermott said: "It was a tough way to lose, a tough scoreline. Obviously the crucial part was just after half-time but before then the game was a contest.

"I thought we gave it absolutely everything. We kept on having a crack, probably over-played a bit.

"There was another chunk of effort this week. We're clearly hamstrung with players missing and what's gone on in pre-season and you get to the stage when things don't go your way.

"But quietly there are some positives. I think there is something special to be done for us at the end of the year.

"Your objectives shift as weeks go by and you keep losing games. I don't think I'm giving up on the Grand Final - I know numerically we might just be out of touch at the moment.

"But there is something there to work with, something good for the future. These young fellas are learning some lessons."

  • 77: TRY! scored for Wigan by Dan Sarginson
  • 77: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Matty Smith
  • 75: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Matty Smith
  • 75: TRY! scored for Wigan by Oliver Gildart
  • 64: TRY! scored for Leeds by Mitch Achurch
  • 53: TRY! scored for Wigan by Ben Flower
  • 53: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Matty Smith
  • 45: TRY! scored for Wigan by Dom Manfredi
  • 43: TRY! scored for Wigan by George Williams
  • 43: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Matty Smith
  • 25: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Matty Smith
  • 25: TRY! scored for Wigan by Willie Isa
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Matty Smith
  • 16: TRY! scored for Wigan by Willie Isa
  • 8: TRY! scored for Leeds by Kallum Watkins
  • Key Performers

    Brett Ferres

    Offloads: 5

    John Bateman

    Metres: 194

    Josh Charnley

    Metres: 163

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Leeds Rhinos 2
    Wigan Warriors 7

    Goals:

    Leeds Rhinos 0
    Wigan Warriors 6

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Mitchell Achurch 1 0 34 5 2 4 0 9 104 11.56 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Kallum Watkins 1 0 22 3 2 4 0 14 102 7.29 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Brett Ferres 0 0 34 0 1 1 0 16 97 6.06 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
    Keith Galloway 0 0 31 3 1 3 0 16 93 5.81 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Zak Hardaker 0 0 7 0 2 5 1 9 83 9.22 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Jimmy Keinhorst 0 0 27 3 0 1 0 12 75 6.25 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Ash Golding 0 0 10 1 0 2 0 10 74 7.40 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Cuthbertson 0 2 37 8 1 0 0 15 70 4.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Danny McGuire 0 0 14 1 4 2 1 17 66 3.88 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 0
    Josh Walters 0 0 28 5 1 1 0 8 65 8.13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Jamie Jones-Buchanan 0 0 48 11 3 0 0 8 50 6.25 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Brad Singleton 0 0 36 6 3 0 0 9 50 5.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
    Jordan Lilley 0 0 23 3 2 1 0 8 48 6.00 0 5 1 0 0 2 1 1
    Ash Handley 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 8 47 5.88 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Briscoe 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 2 16 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Mullally 0 0 8 3 1 1 0 4 14 3.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Sam Hallas 0 0 15 4 1 0 0 1 5 5.00 0 0 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
    John Bateman 0 0 23 3 0 3 1 23 194 8.43 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Josh Charnley 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 14 163 11.64 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Sutton 0 0 27 5 3 3 0 18 149 8.28 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Dan Sarginson 1 1 14 2 4 2 1 14 118 8.43 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Dominic Manfredi 1 0 7 1 1 1 0 13 114 8.77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 21 1 0 4 0 14 104 7.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Dominic Crosby 0 0 15 1 2 1 0 10 103 10.30 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    William Isa 2 0 36 5 2 1 0 13 84 6.46 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Lee Mossop 0 0 16 2 2 0 0 10 72 7.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Gildart 1 0 18 5 3 0 0 11 64 5.82 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Flower 1 0 20 2 1 2 0 12 62 5.17 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    George Williams 1 2 13 2 1 5 2 11 60 5.45 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Matthew Smith 0 1 13 1 2 0 6 7 27 3.86 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0
    Sam Tomkins 0 2 7 1 0 2 2 6 20 3.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sean O'Loughlin 0 0 7 1 0 1 0 3 17 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Powell 0 0 34 2 4 0 0 3 6 2.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Greg Burke 0 0 11 1 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