Saturday 23rd September 2017
KO: 15:00 - Round: 7

46-24 FT

( 16-18 HT )

Official: G Hewer

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Ben Pomeroy 2, Stefan Ratchford, Andre Savelio 2, Peta Hiku, Ben Currie, Harvey Livett, Brad Dwyer,

  • Goals
    Harvey Livett 4, Kurt Gidley,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Will Oakes 2, Ryan Shaw 2,

  • Goals
    Jamie Ellis 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Tony Smith's final game in charge as coach of Warrington ended in a comfortable 46-24 victory over Hull KR at the Halliwell Jones Stadium as the Wolves ended the season unbeaten in the Betfred Super 8s Qualifiers.

Smith's nine years in charge at the Wolves brought three Challenge Cup wins, two league leaders' shields and three Grand Final appearances, and there were emotional scenes at the end of the game as he said his goodbyes on the pitch.

Hull KR looked in the mood to spoil the party when they raced into an 18-4 lead in the first half but the home side recovered and produced a much improved second half display to end the season with 10 straight wins - a club equalling record in the Super League era.

Ben Pomeroy and Andre Savelio both claimed two tries for the Wolves and others came from Stefan Ratchford, Peta Hiku, Ben Currie, Harvey Livett and Brad Dwyer, with Livett landing four goals and Kurt Gidley one.

Wingers Will Oakes and  Ryan Shaw both scored two tries for the Robins in defeat while Jamies Ellis landed four goals.

Smith said: "It was highly emotional and tough out on the pitch at the end of the game. It's not that I don't want to leave, it's just all the memories of all the good people that I've met and worked with and for.

"The time is right so there are no regrets, it's the right time and it's right to leave but it's hard saying goodbye even though you know it's the right thing to do for both. When you are the centre of attention - and believe it or not it's not where I want to be, I want the team to be centre of attention for all the right reasons. But it was nice."

Rovers boss Tim Sheens said: "I was very happy with the effort, albeit a scoreline where we were still in it became one that was disappointing because I thought our efforts deserved more than that. We just ran out of steam and numbers. There was a lot of emotion behind the game for Warrrington and it started to tell at the back end.

  • 77: TRY! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 74: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ben Currie
  • 74: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Kurt Gidley
  • 70: TRY! scored for Warrington by Peta Hiku
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 62: TRY! scored for Warrington by Andre Savelio
  • 59: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Jamie Ellis
  • 59: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Will Oakes
  • 53: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ben Pomeroy
  • 50: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 49: TRY! scored for Warrington by Andre Savelio
  • 38: TRY! scored for Warrington by Brad Dwyer
  • 38: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Harvey Livett
  • 31: TRY! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 28: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Jamie Ellis
  • 28: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 25: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Ryan Shaw
  • 25: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Jamie Ellis
  • 19: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ben Pomeroy
  • 6: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Jamie Ellis
  • 5: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Will Oakes
  • Key Performers

    Brad Dwyer

    Clean Breaks 3

    Ben Currie

    Clean Breaks 3

    Peta Hiku

    Metres 211

    Andre Savelio

    Clean Breaks 3

    Will Oakes

    Clean Breaks 3

    George Lawler

    Tackles 34

    James Greenwood

    Tackles 40

    Rob Mulhern

    Tackles 33

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warrington Wolves 9
    Hull Kingston Rovers 4

    Goals:

    Warrington Wolves 5
    Hull Kingston Rovers 4

    METRES:

    Warrington Wolves 1423
    Hull Kingston Rovers 678

    CARRIES:

    Warrington Wolves 182
    Hull Kingston Rovers 115

    TACKLES:

    Warrington Wolves 264
    Hull Kingston Rovers 253

    OFFLOADS:

    Warrington Wolves 20
    Hull Kingston Rovers 3

    PENALTIES:

    Warrington Wolves 8
    Hull Kingston Rovers 9

    BREAKS:

    Warrington Wolves 15
    Hull Kingston Rovers 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Andre Savelio 2 0 24 6 1 4 0 14 82 5.86 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Pomeroy 2 0 9 0 3 3 1 13 89 6.85 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Brad Dwyer 1 0 22 3 0 4 0 9 111 12.33 3 8 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Currie 1 2 12 2 5 4 1 14 90 6.43 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Harvey Livett 1 0 5 1 1 0 0 7 52 7.43 1 1 2 0 4 3 2 0
    Peta Hiku 1 1 8 2 3 2 0 22 211 9.59 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
    Stefan Ratchford 1 1 4 0 0 4 1 11 73 6.64 0 3 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 11 3 0 1 0 6 41 6.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 14 4 2 0 0 9 83 9.22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mike Cooper 0 0 21 5 1 1 0 4 11 2.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Hughes 0 0 26 3 0 6 0 15 104 6.93 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ashton Sims 0 0 28 6 0 1 0 11 76 6.91 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
    Daryl Clark 0 0 12 2 0 1 0 4 29 7.25 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Chris Hill 0 0 30 10 1 2 0 13 98 7.54 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
    Kurt Gidley 0 2 19 5 1 1 3 11 82 7.45 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
    Kevin Brown 0 2 17 2 3 6 6 7 70 10.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Matthew Russell 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 12 121 10.08 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ryan Shaw 2 0 6 1 2 0 1 10 50 5.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Will Oakes 2 0 4 1 7 6 0 11 89 8.09 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Thomas Minns 0 0 23 3 6 1 1 10 57 5.70 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Matthew Marsh 0 0 11 1 1 0 0 3 21 7.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Cockayne 0 1 13 1 2 5 0 11 62 5.64 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Atkin 0 0 16 1 3 0 1 11 43 3.91 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Jamie Ellis 0 1 7 0 2 0 3 6 20 3.33 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1
    Lee Jewitt 0 0 25 1 3 1 0 9 58 6.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    George Lawler 0 0 34 6 4 0 0 9 35 3.89 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Rob Mulhern 0 0 33 9 4 2 0 15 94 6.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Maurice Blair 0 1 20 4 4 3 1 6 83 13.83 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    James Greenwood 0 0 40 6 2 0 0 8 36 4.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
    Ben Kavanagh 0 0 26 4 3 1 0 9 38 4.22 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Clarkson 0 1 11 2 1 1 1 8 35 4.38 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Mitch Clark 0 0 17 3 2 1 0 9 58 6.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Zach Dockar-Clay 0 0 21 3 1 0 0 4 19 4.75 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kieren Moss 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 4 1.33 0 1 0 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