St. Helens  28
Warrington Wolves   6
St. Helens  28
Warrington Wolves   6
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
20th Apr 2023
Super League
HOME
14866
HT:16-6

2 - Tee Ritson
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1

3 - Konrad Hurrell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

4 - Will Hopoate
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

5 - Jonathan Bennison
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
GOALS
2
WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF

7 - Lewis Dodd
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2023 WCC

11 - Sam Royle
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

12 - Joe Batchelor
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF

13 - James Bell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2023 WCC

14 - Joey Lussick
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

GOALS
2
WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

15 - Lewis Baxter
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

16 - George Delaney
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

17 - Wesley Bruines
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH


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


COACH : Paul Wellens


(2022-10-05 : 2023-12-31 )


MATCH VIDEO

MATCH REPORT


MATCH REPORT : Saints went for an early kick five minutes in, as Jonny Lomax kicked towards the flying Tee Ritson in the right corner, the ball just about bouncing bed inside Warrington’s ten before he could reach it. Minutes later he was called into action again. Wire broke down their left wing but Ritson’s speed allowed him to catch Matty Ashton and spin him into touch on the visitors’ 40 metre line. Saints took a deserved lead ten minutes in. Warrington were awarded a penalty which pushed them downfield. They opted to run a play down their short-side but George Williams threw a pass right into Konrad Hurrell’s hands and he ran 40 metres to score in the corner. Jon Bennison was unable to convert, 4-0 Saints led. The lead increased four minutes later. On the last, after Warrington had held Will Hopoate up short of the line, James Roby fed the ball to Lomax who stepped outside to walk over underneath the sticks. Bennison converted from in front, 10-0. Another in the first 20 followed. Saints, camped on the Warrington line after Ritson recovered a loose ball from a Lomax kick, kicked on the last through Welsby into their left corner. Hopoate caught Matt Dufty snoozing to pick up and ground the loose ball. Bennison converted from the touchline, 16-0 the hosts led. Warrington responded five minutes later. A penalty was awarded on the Saints line after Stefan Ratchford had been pulled back, Warrington threw it from left to right and Matty Russell dove over in the corner. Try awarded after video referee review. Ratchford converted, 16-6. The visitors went close again minutes later. A move through the hands ended up down their right edge and with Russell again, as he broke down the wing he fumbled the ball forward trying to look for an offload on the last. As the half came to a close, Saints had the final chance. A break downfield from Lomax put Saints on the front foot. Off the back of it Roby ran from dummy half to gain more metres. However, the ball went to ground on the last tackle as Lomax tried to find Hurrell. No score to end the half though, as Saints entered the break deserving 16-6 leaders at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Saints kicked off the second half with a sensational try. The ball was worked left and Bennison threw an outrageous dummy to fool Dufty and jog over the try-line. He was unable to convert his own try, but Saints still led 20-6. The visitors thought they had responded almost instantly. The visitors were awarded a scrum ten out from the Saints line after a knock on and a few tackles later, Sam Kasiano went over, but the referee ruled double movement so the Red V had a penalty instead. 58 minutes in, the video referee had another decision to make. Another high kick to the corner wasn’t dealt with by Dufty, as the ball was allowed to bounce. Players chased the loose ball and Matty Lees looked to reach out an arm to ground the ball. The referee ruled Lees had pushed the Warrington defender over though, the visitors had a penalty and the verdict was no try. Saints then had a penalty after Warrington were caught offside on their own line. Joey Lussick, who had shortly beforehand came off the bench, stepped up and kicked the two points, 22-6 to the Red V. Saints continued to build pressure. Interchange, Lussick, was twice held up inches short of the Wire line. First time he was fed the ball after Saints kept the ball alive, the second he saw a gap on the last which turned the ball over on their one metre line. Saints thought they had one final score as they entered the final minute. A flowing move from left to right ended with Hurrell finding Ritson who flew over in the corner. It was sent upstairs and the video referee awarded Saints four more points. Lussick nailed the right touchline conversion with the final kick of the game, as Saints beat Warrington 28-6 at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Thursday evening!

Thanks to the Saints Media Centre for their excellent report.







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