Wigan Warriors  2
St. Helens  26
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
20th Aug 2021
Super League
AWAY
16319
(HT:2:12)

1 - Lachlan Coote
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

GOALS
4
WINNING HONOURS
2019 SLGF 2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF
2021 SLGF

5 - Regan Grace
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2019 SLGF 2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF
2021 SLGF

7 - Lewis Dodd
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
GOALS
1
WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2023 WCC

11 - Joel Thompson
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF

12 - James Bentley
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2020 SLGF

15 - Iggy Paasi
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF
2023 WCC

16 - Aaron Smith
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2019 SLGF

17 - Joe Batchelor
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF

Age in brackets is at time of match - Total average age for this team is 0 - ** non-playing sub


COACH : Kristian Woolf


(2020-01-01 : 2022-09-25 )


MATCH REPORT


MATCH REPORT : Saints took an early eight minute lead at the DW Stadium. A big break downfield by the returning Regan Grace gave us great field position. A few tackles later close to the Warriors line, James Roby found Lachlan Coote down the left-hand side and he threw a cut-out pass to find Grace on the left wing who slid in to open the scoring. Coote added the extras from the left touchline to make it 6-0. James Bentley and John Bateman both then got sent to the sin bin for an off the ball incident as tempers began to flare between the two sides. Wigan responded in the 16th minute, after Saints were caught offside and they opted to take two, rather than run it. Harry Smith converting, 6-2 Saints led. Saints looked to have increased their lead in the 21st minute with a moment of magic. A Grace kick from the left wing was collected by Oliver Partington, but Lewis Dodd pinched the ball in a one-one-one steal and scored underneath the sticks. Coote once again added the extras to make it 12-2 which is how the first half ended. Five minutes into the second half Saints were awarded a penalty after Coote was pulled back by the neck with the try line begging. A penalty try perhaps could have been given, but with Coote taken off following the tackle, Dodd stepped forward to add the extra two and increase our lead to 14-2. Bateman was then sent to the sin bin for a second time for dissent off the ball with half an hour to go. Mark Percival almost further extended our lead a few minutes later, but he dropped the ball as the try line was beckoning. We had another attempt to extend our lead as the returning Coote went for two from a penalty after Wigan got caught offside, the kick went wide, but from the restart the hosts were down to 12 men again, as Willie Isa was sent to the sin bin for a high shot on LMS. We immediately made the most of that advantage. We threw the ball from right to left which resulted in Grace making a break down the left side, he then found Percival on his inside and he made no mistake this time to score! Coote missed the conversion, 18-2. Saints had another chance to add an extra two after Liam Farrell tackled Matty Lees off the ball. Coote once again took it and this time he made no mistake, 20-2 to the Saints. Our victory was then sealed in the final minute. Alex Walmsley crashing over from close range after collecting a short pass from Aaron Smith and our number eight was not going to be stopped and celebrated in front of the Saints fans. Coote added the extras from in front of the sticks, as Saints capped off a dominant performance at the DW Stadium with a 26-2 win.

Wigan Warriors Team: Zak Hardaker, Jake Bibby, Willie Isa, Oliver Gildart, Liam Marshall, Harry Smith, Jackson Hastings, Ethan Havard, Joe Shorrocks, Oliver Partington, Jake Pearce-Paul, Liam Farrell, Morgan Smithies.

Interchanges: John Bateman, Amir Bourouh, Joe Bullock, Liam Byrne.







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