Saturday 9th September 2017
15:00 - Round: 5

32-30 FT

( 20-18 HT )

Attendance :

Official: P Bentham

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

Saturday 9th September 2017
15:00 - Round: 5

32 : 30 FT

( 20 - 18 HT )

Attendance :

Official: P Bentham

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

Scorers

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Matty Russell, Ben Westwood, Kurt Gidley, Kevin Brown, Peta Hiku, Chris Hill,

  • Goals
    Declan Patton 2, Harvey Livett 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Leigh Centurions

  • Tries
    James Clare, Liam Hood, Antoni Maria, Atelea Vea, Lachlan Burr,

  • Goals
    Josh Drinkwater 5,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Warrington Wolves secured their place in next season's Betfred Super League after clinching a hard-fought 32-30 Super 8s Qualifiers victory over Leigh Centurions at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

In a frantic game where there was never more than eight points between the two sides, the Wolves trailed 30-24 with 14 minutes remaining and it was captain Chris Hill who claimed a crucial try to haul his side back into the game.

Harvey Livett then took over the goal-kicking responsibilities from Declan Patton and he kept his nerve to land the conversion and then a match-winning penalty soon after to edge the Wolves home.

The Wolves scored six tries in all with others coming from Matty Russell, Ben Westwood, Kurt Gidley, Kevin Brown and Peta Hiku, while they also landed two goals.

It was tough on Leigh who gave their all in defeat and claimed tries through James Clare, Liam Hood, Antoni Maria, Atelea Vea and Lachlan Burr, with Josh Drinkwater adding five goals.

Warrington coach Tony Smith said: "We are happy to get the two points and because of the other results we are secure in Super League and that was a priority."

He added: "And to get that done as quick as we did is pleasing as our mission was to finish the season strong and we have two more games to continue that."

Leigh coach Neil Jukes said: "With so much at stake to lose a close game is tough to take. We worked hard but at moments we just let ourselves down or didn't grasp an opportunity.

"We need to brush ourselves down and get ready and do some good things in these next two 80 minutes and then get ourselves ready for what could be another nervy 80 minutes."

  • 67: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 65: TRY! scored for Warrington by Chris Hill
  • 65: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 60: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Josh Drinkwater
  • 59: TRY! scored for Leigh by Lachlan Burr
  • 57: TRY! scored for Warrington by Peta Hiku
  • 46: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Josh Drinkwater
  • 46: TRY! scored for Leigh by Atelea Vea
  • 40: TRY! scored for Warrington by Kevin Brown
  • 34: TRY! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 34: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Josh Drinkwater
  • 19: TRY! scored for Leigh by Antoni Maria
  • 16: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Josh Drinkwater
  • 15: TRY! scored for Leigh by Liam Hood
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 13: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ben Westwood
  • 8: TRY! scored for Warrington by Matty Russell
  • 5: GOAL! scored for Leigh by Josh Drinkwater
  • 4: TRY! scored for Leigh by James Clare
  • Key Performers

    Kurt Gidley

    Tackles 34

    Kevin Brown

    Forty Twenty 1

    Chris Hill

    Metres 159
    Tackles 33

    Peta Hiku

    Metres 168

    Danny Tickle

    Tackles 37

    Atelea Vea

    Tackles 33

    Josh Drinkwater

    Forty Twenty 1

    Head to Head

    Tries: 6-5

    Goals: 4-5

    METRES 1205 - 1054

    CARRIES 165 - 165

    TACKLES 316 - 355

    OFFLOADS 3 - 5

    PENALTIES 4 - 7

    BREAKS 5 - 4

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ben Westwood 1 0 20 3 1 1 0 8 45 5.63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kurt Gidley 1 2 34 5 1 1 1 7 44 6.29 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Hill 1 0 33 4 1 2 0 17 159 9.35 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Brown 1 0 13 0 2 0 6 5 31 6.20 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
    Peta Hiku 1 1 10 0 2 6 0 21 168 8.00 1 2 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Matthew Russell 1 0 3 0 1 5 0 14 128 9.14 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Andre Savelio 0 0 29 6 1 4 1 14 124 8.86 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Brad Dwyer 0 0 11 5 0 2 0 3 26 8.67 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Cooper 0 0 24 6 1 1 0 17 105 6.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Westerman 0 0 23 7 0 2 0 9 55 6.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jack Hughes 0 0 25 3 2 0 0 11 54 4.91 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 26 2 1 0 0 3 24 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ashton Sims 0 0 26 6 1 1 0 9 63 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Declan Patton 0 0 9 0 0 0 3 2 16 8.00 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0
    Tom Lineham 0 0 6 0 0 2 0 10 87 8.70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Harvey Livett 0 0 19 2 0 0 0 4 15 3.75 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1
    Stefan Ratchford 0 1 5 0 1 3 1 11 61 5.55 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    James Clare 1 0 4 0 1 1 0 15 114 7.60 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Hood 1 0 26 6 4 0 0 4 79 19.75 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Antoni Maria 1 0 22 2 1 0 0 8 42 5.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Atelea Vea 1 0 33 4 1 4 0 8 43 5.38 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Lachlan Burr 1 0 29 5 5 1 0 15 80 5.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Cory Paterson 0 0 17 2 2 0 1 8 63 7.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Mitch Brown 0 0 12 2 0 1 0 15 102 6.80 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Dawson 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 16 98 6.13 0 6 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg McNally 0 1 6 1 0 1 0 5 37 7.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Samisoni Langi 0 1 20 3 3 2 0 12 69 5.75 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Josh Drinkwater 0 0 10 2 5 0 9 2 6 3.00 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 1
    Danny Tickle 0 0 37 13 2 1 0 8 80 10.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Glenn Stewart 0 1 32 3 2 0 1 17 66 3.88 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Harrison Hansen 0 0 28 7 1 0 0 9 46 5.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Eloi Pelissier 0 1 29 3 1 0 0 3 14 4.67 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Hopkins 0 0 23 5 2 0 0 5 27 5.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Richards 0 0 26 6 0 0 0 15 88 5.87 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties