Warrington Wolves 22-8 Halifax RLFC

Saturday 19th August 2017
KO: 15:15 - Round: 3

22-8 FT

HT: 4 4

Official: R Hicks

Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

  • Warrington Wolves

  • Tries
    Peta Hiku, Chris Hill, Matty Russell, Andre Savelio,

  • Goals
    Declan Patton 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Halifax RLFC

  • Tries
    Chester Butler 2,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Warrington Wolves overcame a major scare to beat Kingstone Press Championship side Halifax 22-8 to make it three straight victories in the Qualifiers Super 8s.

After comfortably beating fellow Betfred Super League team Catalans Dragons last week, Tony Smith's side were made to work harder for the result against Richard Marshall's men.

Part-time Halifax produced a stirring first-half performance to go into the break level at 4-4 after Chester Butler cancelled out Peta Hiku's 22nd-minute try.

Chris Hill's converted effort in the opening minutes of the second half edged Warrington back ahead, only for Butler to cross for his second to get the visitors back to within two points.

The game remained in the balance until 15 minutes from time, when Matty Russell finished spectacularly in the corner to calm any Warrington nerves.

Declan Patton knocked over a penalty to push the Wolves two scores clear and Andre Savelio powered his way over two minutes from time to seal a hard-fought win.

Smith said: "We were a little flat in the first half and we had to respond in the second half and we did.

"Halifax haven't given up all year and that's why they are in the position they are in terms of making it to the Qualifiers and Richard has done a great job with them there.

"I'm not too down on my players. They have been playing pretty well lately and everybody's entitled to be a little bit flat from time to time."

Marshall said: "We are a proud bunch and I'm a proud coach today and I thought we had the opportunity to win the game.

"Warrington have some world-class players, but I thought our enthusiasm was world class and our attitude to defend for your team-mates was outstanding and that goes a long way with me.

"We didn't win the game but we certainly got a few wins internally in that performance."

  • 78: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 78: TRY! scored for Warrington by Andre Savelio
  • 69: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 65: TRY! scored for Warrington by Matty Russell
  • 55: TRY! scored for Halifax by Chester Butler
  • 45: GOAL! scored for Warrington by Declan Patton
  • 45: TRY! scored for Warrington by Chris Hill
  • 38: TRY! scored for Halifax by Chester Butler
  • 22: TRY! scored for Warrington by Peta Hiku
  • Key Performers

    Ed Barber

    Offloads 4
    1 1

    Chester Butler

    Clean Breaks 4
    1 1

    Chris Hill

    Metres 152
    5 5
    Offloads 4

    Peta Hiku

    Metres 179
    5 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Warrington Wolves 8
    Halifax RLFC 4

    Goals:

    Warrington Wolves 6
    Halifax RLFC 0

    METRES:

    Warrington Wolves 1306
    Halifax RLFC 962

    CARRIES:

    Warrington Wolves 179
    Halifax RLFC 159

    TACKLES:

    Warrington Wolves 302
    Halifax RLFC 382

    OFFLOADS:

    Warrington Wolves 9
    Halifax RLFC 15

    PENALTIES:

    Warrington Wolves 7
    Halifax RLFC 12

    BREAKS:

    Warrington Wolves 3
    Halifax RLFC 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 1 0 22 4 1 5 0 11 67 6.09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Chris Hill 1 0 34 7 1 1 0 19 152 8.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
    Peta Hiku 1 0 7 1 2 8 0 20 179 8.95 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 1
    Matthew Russell 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 13 145 11.15 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joe Philbin 0 0 10 4 1 1 0 5 37 7.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    George King 0 0 20 2 1 1 0 6 31 5.17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Brad Dwyer 0 1 11 2 0 1 0 3 20 6.67 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Westwood 0 0 35 9 0 1 0 15 121 8.07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Hughes 0 1 26 3 0 1 0 15 101 6.73 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Benjamin Jullien 0 0 18 5 1 0 0 4 26 6.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ashton Sims 0 0 28 5 1 1 0 14 99 7.07 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Smith 0 0 33 5 1 1 1 5 21 4.20 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Declan Patton 0 1 15 1 0 1 2 10 45 4.50 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
    Kevin Brown 0 1 17 1 0 0 2 6 31 5.17 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Lineham 0 0 5 1 3 0 0 13 73 5.62 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
    Ryan Atkins 0 0 17 0 4 2 1 6 45 7.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Stefan Ratchford 0 0 3 0 1 4 1 14 113 8.07 0 4 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Chester Butler 2 0 9 0 0 4 0 12 117 9.75 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Steven Tyrer 0 0 16 1 2 1 0 13 76 5.85 0 2 3 0 0 2 3 1
    James Woodburn-Hall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 26 8.67 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Saltonstall 0 1 10 1 4 0 0 17 108 6.35 0 2 3 0 0 0 2 1
    Rob Worrincy 0 0 3 0 3 3 1 9 91 10.11 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Scott Murrell 0 0 12 1 1 2 4 6 8 1.33 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Ben Johnston 0 0 13 0 3 3 3 8 32 4.00 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Elliot Morris 0 0 45 5 5 0 0 12 69 5.75 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 2
    Ben Kaye 0 0 43 10 0 2 0 5 13 2.60 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jacob Fairbank 0 0 43 8 3 0 0 9 46 5.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Shane Grady 0 0 27 2 1 0 0 9 50 5.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ed Barber 0 0 22 3 2 1 1 12 69 5.75 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 1
    Simon Grix 0 1 22 2 1 1 2 9 57 6.33 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Ryan Boyle 0 0 20 5 1 0 0 8 44 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Brandon Moore 0 0 33 3 1 0 0 10 50 5.00 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Alex Mammone 0 0 28 8 2 0 0 7 51 7.29 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Micheal Sio 0 0 36 8 2 0 0 10 55 5.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

    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