Warrington Wolves  20
St. Helens  24
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
7th Jul 2023
Super League
AWAY
12385
(HT:6:12)

2 - Will Hopoate
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

3 - Konrad Hurrell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

4 - Mark Percival
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
GOALS
4
WINNING HONOURS
2014 SLGF 2019 SLGF 2021 RLCCF
2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

5 - Jonathan Bennison
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF

7 - Lewis Dodd
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2023 WCC

11 - Sione Matautia
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

12 - James Bell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2023 WCC

14 - Joey Lussick
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

16 - Iggy Paasi
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF
2023 WCC

17 - George Delaney
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 : Warrington had the first chance to add the opening points of the game. A break downfield by Matt Dufty put them in good field position before he was wrapped up by Jack Welsby and Jon Bennison. The following play, Saints got caught offside, Warrington opted for two points. Stefan Ratchford kicked the two points from in front of the sticks, 2-0 Saints trailed. Saints then took the lead, 15 minutes in. A flowing move from right to left ended with Lewis Dodd finding Welsby, he then found Mark Percival who was able to spin his way over to score down the left edge. He converted his own try, 2-6 Saints led. Warrington replied ten minutes later. A tackle on Daryl Clark on the Saints resulted in a ‘six again’ call. From it the hosts went left and a cut-out pass found Matty Ashton on the wing who dove over in the corner. Ratchford missed the kick, the scores were tied at 6-6. It didn’t take long for the Red V to re-take the lead. Dodd found Welsby on his inside down the left edge, he then broke towards the middle of the pitch before finding Jonny Lomax on his outside, he then found James Bell to stroll over in the corner. Percival added the extras, 6-12 Saints led. Warrington tried something different as we headed into the final five minutes of the half. An early kick from Josh Drinkwater to their left wing headed towards try-scorer Ashton as Will Hopoate slipped, his attempted pass back inside ended up in touch though. Saints headed to the break with a 6-12 lead at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, after first half scores from Percival and Bell!

Warrington grabbed the first points of the second half four minutes in. Saints were on the attack but a poor cut-out pass from Welsby was intercepted by Ashton who raced the distance for his second try of the evening. Ratchford converted, 12-12 we were tied. The hosts then took the lead. A penalty in front of the sticks allowed Warrington to kick for goal and Ratchford made no mistake, 14-12 they led. Their third try soon followed. A break down the left edge saw the ball go through the hands and it resulted in Matt Dufty breaking through the middle and he was too quick for the chasing Saints defence, to score under the sticks. Ratchford converted to give Warrington a two-score lead, 20-12. Saints responded. A break by Lomax down the middle saw him find the supporting Welsby, he then found Lomax again whilst tackled to stroll over underneath the sticks. Percival maintained his 100% record with the boot, 20-18 Saints trailed. The visitors took the lead with 13 minutes left. A break from Welsby down the left edge saw him find the supporting Dodd, he dragged some defenders with him towards the line with him before planting the ball down. Percival added the extras, 20-24 Saints led. Warrington attempted to get back into the game as we headed towards the final few minutes, but it wasn’t to be, as Saints beat the Wolves 20-24 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday evening to make it eight wins in their last nine games!

Thanks to the Saints Media Centre for their excellent report.







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