Saturday 12th August 2017
15:00 - Round: 2

52-24 FT

( 30-6 HT )

Attendance :

Official: R Hicks

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

Saturday 12th August 2017
15:00 - Round: 2

52 : 24 FT

( 30 - 6 HT )

Attendance :

Official: R Hicks

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

Scorers

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Stefan Ratchford 2, Matty Russell, Declan Patton, Ryan Atkins 2, Tom Lineham 2, Peta Hiku,

  • Goals
    Declan Patton 8,

  • Drop Goals

  • Catalans Dragons

  • Tries
    Remi Casty, Krisnan Inu 2, Lewis Tierney,

  • Goals
    Luke Walsh 4,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Declan Patton claimed a personal haul of 20 points as he inspired Warrington Wolves to a thumping 52-24 victory over Catalans Dragons in the Qualifiers Super 8s at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Patton claimed a try and landed eight goals from nine attempts as well as creating tries for Ryan Atkins and Stefan Ratchford with some pinpoint kicking.

Ratchford, Atkins and Tom Lineham all claimed two tries for the Wolves with others coming from Matty Russell and Peta Hiku in a convincing performance.

Warrington followed up their win over local rivals Widnes Vikings to make it two victories from two against Betfred Super League opposition in the Qualifiers.

It was a disappointing afternoon for the Dragons whose efforts were rewarded with two tries from Krisnan Inu with Remi Casty and Lewis Tierney also touching down and four goals from Luke Walsh.

Wolves head coach Tony Smith said: "Declan had his best game by a long shot this year. He did really well and was class, particularly in the first half.

"He executed really well and is still a young developing player and still has plenty to learn that's for sure. But that was by far his best performance and he can build on that."

Smith also reserved special praise for veteran forward Ben Westwood, saying: "Benny hasn't played for a month and I'm not just mentioning him because it's his 400th game, which is a massive achievement in this day and age in a sport like ours - the way he performed was instrumental in our good start to the game.

"He put his hand up and showed his class. He's tough and uncompromising and I like coaching him and like having him in the team."

Catalans head coach Steve McNamara said: "They blew us away physically at the start of the game and the scoreboard went way too far against us.

"I thought there was a response from us in the second half and we showed some resolve but ultimately we were clearly second best.

"We played a good team today who played very well and we were flat at the start and paid the price.

"Going into the middle eights we had played very well against Wigan, Castleford and St Helens without getting the results so we felt we were close, but today it felt like we were a million miles off."

  • 78: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 70: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 69: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Krisnan Inu
  • 65: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 64: TRY! scored for Warrington by Peta Hiku
  • 62: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 61: TRY! scored for Warrington by Tom Lineham
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 55: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Lewis Tierney
  • 50: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 50: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ryan Atkins
  • 46: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 45: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Krisnan Inu
  • 35: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 35: TRY! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • 29: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 28: TRY! scored for Warrington by Ryan Atkins
  • 20: GOAL! scored for Catalans Dragons by Luke Walsh
  • 20: TRY! scored for Catalans Dragons by Remi Casty
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 14: TRY! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 10: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 9: TRY! scored for Warrington by Matty Russell
  • 3: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 2: TRY! scored for Warrington by Stefan Ratchford
  • Key Performers

    Peta Hiku

    Metres 191
    Offloads 4

    Tom Lineham

    Metres 176
    Clean Breaks 3

    Morgan Smith

    Tackles 32

    Justin Horo

    Tackles 35

    Sam Moa

    Tackles 31
    Offloads 4

    Greg Bird

    Tackles 31

    Krisnan Inu

    Clean Breaks 3

    Paul Aiton

    Tackles 45

    Head to Head

    Tries: 9-4

    Goals: 8-4

    METRES 1378 - 1042

    CARRIES 177 - 153

    TACKLES 282 - 328

    OFFLOADS 17 - 16

    PENALTIES 10 - 7

    BREAKS 8 - 5

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Tom Lineham 2 1 1 0 4 2 1 18 176 9.78 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Atkins 2 0 16 0 3 1 0 9 55 6.11 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
    Stefan Ratchford 2 1 4 1 1 4 0 12 91 7.58 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1
    Declan Patton 1 3 4 1 2 0 6 3 17 5.67 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0
    Peta Hiku 1 1 16 1 1 3 0 16 191 11.94 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 3
    Matthew Russell 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 107 10.70 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Smith 0 0 32 7 1 0 1 1 4 4.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 16 4 0 1 1 9 67 7.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Andre Savelio 0 0 19 4 1 2 0 14 77 5.50 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    George King 0 0 17 4 1 0 0 16 111 6.94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Westwood 0 0 29 4 1 7 0 15 101 6.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Jack Hughes 0 0 23 2 0 1 0 9 51 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 24 4 3 0 0 6 43 7.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ashton Sims 0 0 22 4 1 0 0 14 101 7.21 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Daryl Clark 0 0 10 1 1 1 0 3 33 11.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris Hill 0 1 29 3 0 1 0 13 104 8.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Kevin Brown 0 1 19 6 4 2 2 9 49 5.44 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Krisnan Inu 2 0 9 0 3 10 0 14 129 9.21 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Lewis Tierney 1 0 6 1 2 2 0 13 139 10.69 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Remi Casty 1 0 20 4 0 2 0 10 69 6.90 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Brayden Wiliame 0 0 10 0 4 1 0 8 51 6.38 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Benjamin Garcia 0 2 18 5 1 0 0 12 75 6.25 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Vincent Duport 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 17 94 5.53 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Luke Walsh 0 1 15 1 3 2 4 4 15 3.75 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0
    Richard Myler 0 0 13 4 4 1 1 5 15 3.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Sam Moa 0 0 31 6 0 0 0 13 77 5.92 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
    Paul Aiton 0 0 45 7 1 2 0 7 57 8.14 0 4 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Louis Anderson 0 0 17 3 3 3 0 8 59 7.38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Justin Horo 0 0 35 4 2 0 0 10 57 5.70 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Bird 0 0 31 5 1 1 0 13 79 6.08 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
    Fouad Yaha 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Julian Bousquet 0 0 24 3 1 0 0 9 64 7.11 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
    Jason Baitieri 0 0 28 8 0 0 0 6 38 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Thibault Margalet 0 0 24 6 0 0 0 4 24 6.00 0 0 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