KO: 19:45     Betfred Super League - Round: 22
VENUE: DW Stadium     OFFICIAL: R Hicks     MATCH STATUS: Result

Home Team

6
(0)

TRIES

Sam Tomkins

GOALS

Sam Tomkins

14
(8)

Away Team

TRIES

Dominique Peyroux, Morgan Knowles

GOALS

Danny Richardson 3

Official Match Report

St Helens put one hand on the League Leaders’ Shield with an impressive 14-6 derby win over Wigan Warriors that takes them 10 points clear at the top with one round left of the regular Betfred Super League season.

Even without Ben Barba and Mark Percival, Super League’s leading tryscorers with 39 touchdowns between them, Saints had too much flair for an injury-hit Wigan side who will lose second spot in the table if Castleford Tigers beat Huddersfield Giants on Friday night.

Second-row pair Dominique Peyroux and Morgan Knowles scored Saints’ tries but more significantly were at the heart of a magnificent defensive effort that carried their side to a 13th successive victory.

It was also St Helens’ 100th league win over Wigan which was lapped up by the 3,000 travelling fans who will be confident of a return to Old Trafford.

All the Warriors had to show for their efforts was Sam Tomkins' converted try 10 minutes from time.

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook said: “It definitely wasn’t easy. It was one of the toughest games I’ve watched. Neither team gave an inch, there was big hit after big hit for 80 minutes, which showed the brutality of our game.

 

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“They’re a quality side and, although I know they had some troops out, they kept coming and it ended up as a cracking derby. It was as physical as you can get."

Wigan boss Shaun Wane said: “The best team won, without a shadow of a doubt.

“They had the majority of the game but I’m really proud of our efforts. It was a typical derby. They got stuck into each other, there were injured bodies and blood everywhere, which is a great sign.”

Other News

Min   Event Action Score
10 goal Goal scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson 0-2
10 try Try scored for St Helens by Dominique Peyroux 0-6
19 goal Goal scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson 0-8
50 goal Goal scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson 0-10
50 try Try scored for St Helens by Morgan Knowles 0-14
70 goal Goal scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins 2-14
70 try Try scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins 6-14

Bench

Joe
Greenwood
Taulima
Tautai
Gabriel
Hamlin
Liam
Paisley
John
Bateman
Romain
Navarrete
Chris
Hankinson
Dan
Sarginson
Liam
Marshall
Josh
Woods
Sam
Powell
Tony
Clubb
Thomas
Leuluai
Willie
Isa
Ben
Flower
Tom
Davies
Sam
Tomkins

Bench

Luke
Douglas
Matthew
Lees
Jack
Ashworth
Jon
Wilkin
Louie
McCarthy-Scarsbrook
Morgan
Knowles
Dominique
Peyroux
Luke
Thompson
James
Roby
Danny
Richardson
Kyle
Amor
Theo
Fages
Regan
Grace
Ryan
Morgan
Tommy
Makinson
Jonny
Lomax
Adam
Swift
Pos   Player Tries Goals D Goals
1 Joe Greenwood - - -
2 Taulima Tautai - - -
3 Gabriel Hamlin - - -
4 Liam Paisley - - -
5 John Bateman - - -
6 Romain Navarrete - - -
7 Chris Hankinson - - -
8 Dan Sarginson - - -
9 Liam Marshall - - -
10 Josh Woods - - -
11 Sam Powell - - -
12 Tony Clubb - - -
13 Thomas Leuluai - - -
14 Willie Isa - - -
15 Ben Flower - - -
16 Tom Davies - - -
17 Sam Tomkins 1 1 -
Pos   Player Tries Goals D Goals
1 Luke Douglas - - -
2 Matthew Lees - - -
3 Jack Ashworth - - -
4 Jon Wilkin - - -
5 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook - - -
6 Morgan Knowles 1 - -
7 Dominique Peyroux 1 - -
8 Luke Thompson - - -
9 James Roby - - -
10 Danny Richardson - 3 -
11 Kyle Amor - - -
12 Theo Fages - - -
13 Regan Grace - - -
14 Ryan Morgan - - -
15 Tommy Makinson - - -
16 Jonny Lomax - - -
17 Adam Swift - - -