St. Helens  34
Wigan Warriors  16
St. Helens  34
Wigan Warriors  16
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
9th Jun 2023
Super League
HOME
16272
HT:18-10
MATCH NOTES : Jack Welsby played his 100th match for the Saints and celebrated with a Man of the Match performance and a brace of tries.

1 - Jack Welsby
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
2
WINNING HONOURS
2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

3 - Konrad Hurrell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

5 - Tee Ritson
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

7 - Lewis Dodd
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2023 WCC

11 - Curtis Sironen
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

12 - Joe Batchelor
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF

14 - Sione Matautia
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

15 - Joey Lussick
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

16 - Iggy Paasi
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF
2023 WCC

17 - James Bell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2023 WCC

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 took an early fourth minute lead. A Wigan knock on in their own half gave Saints ball in good field position. Towards the end of the set Jack Welsby found Joe Batchelor close to the line and he was able to spin over and plant the ball down. Tommy Makinson converted, 6-0. A couple of minutes later the Red V had a chance for more points. A great offload from Alex Walmsley found skipper James Roby who spotted a dummy and went for a gap but was caught high in the process. Makinson went for two but missed the kick. Wigan grabbed their first score with their first attack of the game. Harry Smith chipped a kick over the top early and Jai Field beat Welsby to the loose ball to score next to the sticks. Smith converted, 6-6 the scores were tied. Saints again had the chance to kick two 19 minutes in. Wigan got caught offside and the hosts had a penalty in front of the sticks. Makinson’s kick bounced out off the post and into Matty Lees’ hands though, so the scores remained tied. Wigan fumbled the ball later on in that set, giving Saints a scrum ten metres out. From that scrum, Saints went right and Makinson was able to stroll over in the corner after collecting Lomax’s pass. Tommy was able to convert his own try, 12-6 to the Red V. Wigan went close again as Saints fumbled the return from the kick off. Bevan French found Abbas Miski with a kick in acres of space, he was then met with a massive shot from Welsby which put the Wigan winger into touch. The visitors did close the gap minutes later though. French put another kick in which was allowed to bounce and Welsby slipped as he went to grab it which allowed French to score. Smith missed the conversion, 12-10 Saints led. The video referee was called into action in the final minute of the half. Welsby bounced off a tackle and then put a kick in which he collected himself to ground to the right of the sticks. Referee, Chris Kendall’s on-field call of try was agreed with. Makinson added the two from in front of the sticks, 18-10 Saints led. That was the final action of an action packed first 40 minutes, as Saints led 18-10 at the break at a sunny Totally Wicked Stadium.

Wigan had half a chance three minutes into the second half. French threw a cut-out pass to their right wing to Miski, he cut back inside but some strong defence from Saints forced the winger into touch. It was the hosts who grabbed the first points of the half though. A good inital run by Agnatius Passi with an offload to James Bell lay the platform. The following play, Roby ran from rummy half, he found Lewis Dodd who found a charging Paasi who crashed over from close range. Makinson converted, 24-10. Another Red V score soon followed. A big break downfield by Roby saw him stopped by Field. The following play Dodd ran forward and found the supporting Welsby who was able to go through a gap to ground the ball for his second try. Makinson converted, 30-10. A sixth Saints score came just after the hour mark. A flowing move from left to right saw Welsby throw a great cut-out pass to Makinson on the wing and he strolled over to score his second in the corner. He was unable to convert his own try, 34-10 Saints led. Wigan did grab a try back with 90 seconds left on the clock though, French threw a cut-out pass to Miski on the wing and he strolled over to grab a consolation try. Smith converted, 34-16 the Warriors trailed. It meant little to the hosts though, as Saints continued our winning run with a 34-16 victory in the derby on Friday night.

Many thanks to the Saints Media Center for their excellent report.







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