Warrington Wolves   6
St. Helens  18
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
15th Sep 2023
Super League
AWAY
12369
(HT:0:12)

3 - Mark Percival
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
GOALS
3
WINNING HONOURS
2014 SLGF 2019 SLGF 2021 RLCCF
2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

4 - Ben Davies
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

5 - Jonathan Bennison
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF

7 - Lewis Dodd
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2023 WCC

10 - Sione Matautia
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

11 - Curtis Sironen
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

12 - Joe Batchelor
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF

15 - James Bell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2023 WCC

16 - Sam Royle
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

17 - Moses Mbye
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1

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 opened the scoring 12 minutes in, after a dominant opening to the contest. On the last, Saints went left and Jonny Lomax threw a fake pass, before finding Curtis Sironen who bounced off a Warrington tackle, before spinning over the line from close range. Mark Percival converted, 0-6 the visitors led. Midway through the first half, Saints grabbed their second try. Following a Warrington knock on, on their own line, Saints went right from the scrum, James Roby found Lewis Dodd, he found Jack Welsby, who was able to find Percival running a strong line and he broke through to increase Saints’ lead. He converted his own try, 0-12 Saints led. Warrington had their first real opening of the game half an hour in. A penalty had put the hosts in good field position, on the last they threw it from left to right, but Josh Drinkwater’s pass was fumbled by Connor Wrench, with Jon Bennison providing some great pressure to force the error. Another chance soon followed. Warrington had numbers down their right edge and Matt Dufty sent Wrench through a gap, he then found Matty Russell on his outside, but a great last ditch tackle from Welsby pushed the Warrington winger into touch. That was the final action of a relentless first 40 minutes at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, Saints led 0-12 at the break.

Warrington had the best chance early on in the second half, as the teams battled it out mainly in the midfield. A high kick by Leon Hayes was batted backwards by Ben Currie and found James Harrison, he found Danny Walker who broke a tackle and look destined for the line, but Welsby and Dodd combined to produce a great try-saving tackle under the sticks. Another soon followed. A scrum 20 metres from the Saints line went left and found its way to Matty Ashton, who dove over in the corner. The referee sent it upstairs, but the video referee ruled no try. The hosts were awarded a penalty for an offside from the scrum, a few tackles from the restart, Daryl Clark spotted a gap from dummy half and made the most of it to score from close range. The video referee this time agreeing with the on-field call of try. Ratchford converted, 6-12 they trailed. With four minutes to go, Bennison was sent to the sin bin for an off the ball incident, as the hosts broke down their right edge. Seconds before the hooter, Moses Mbye spotted a gap under the Warrington sticks from dummy half and made the most of it, to send the away end into rapture. Percival converted, as Saints beat Warrington 6-18 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Thanks to the Saints Media Centre for their excellent report.







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