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England v New Zealand

KO: 19:45     Betfred Super League Super8s - Round: 6
VENUE: John Smith's Stadium     OFFICIAL: G Dolan     MATCH STATUS: Result

Home Team

6
(0)

TRIES

Kruise Leeming

GOALS

Danny Brough

13
(6)

Away Team

TRIES

Morgan Escare, Oliver Gildart

GOALS

Sam Tomkins 2

DROP GOALS

Morgan Escare

Official Match Report

Wigan Warriors ground out a 13-6 win over Huddersfield Giants to maintain the only 100 per cent record in the Super 8s and clinch a home semi-final.

The Warriors needed a try from Oliver Gildart three minutes from the end to finally end the resistance of the Giants and condemn them to a fourth successive defeat in an error-strewn match.

The game was played in persistent rain at the John Smith’s Stadium in the type of conditions Wigan might well experience if they reach the Grand Final at Old Trafford in October.

Sam Tomkins’ penalty gave Wigan an early lead before Morgan Escare scored the game’s first try to give the Warriors a 6-0 half-time advantage.

Escare edged Wigan further ahead with a drop goal just before the hour mark but Shaun Wane’s side were hanging on after Kruise Leeming went over eight minutes from time.

Huddersfield’s hopes of finishing their home campaign with a win ended when Danny Brough was sin-binned for a high tackle and Gildart secured Wigan's win.

Wane said: “We did what we needed to do. We’ve struggled here in the past. They had nothing to play for but they played with spirit.

“Getting second was really important to me and we’ve nailed that.

“I just wanted to get the win. We’ve under-performed here in the past and I just wanted the two points to keep the momentum going.”

Giants head coach Simon Woolford said: "We had too many disruptions but it’s a better feeling than last week.

“Obviously the conditions weren’t great and we had a wounded team – we struggled to pick a 19-man squad earlier in the week – but, all things considered, the effort was fantastic and I’m really proud of them.

“There are a lot of positives to take out it. We’re  disappointed we didn’t win but there’s no shame.”

Other News

Min   Event Action Score
11 goal Goal scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins 0-2
18 try Try scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare 0-6
20 INTER Interchange for Wigan, Taulima Tautai On 0-6
20 INTER Interchange for Wigan, Romain Navarrete Off 0-6
21 INTER Interchange for Huddersfield, Paul Clough On 0-6
21 INTER Interchange for Huddersfield, Suaia Matagi Off 0-6
23 INTER Interchange for Huddersfield, Michael Lawrence Off 0-6
23 INTER Interchange for Huddersfield, Matty English On 0-6
24 INTER Interchange for Wigan, Tony Clubb Off 0-6
24 INTER Interchange for Wigan, Gabriel Hamlin On 0-6
30 INTER Interchange for Huddersfield, Ryan Hinchcliffe Off 0-6
30 INTER Interchange for Huddersfield, Colton Roche On 0-6
30 INTER Interchange for Huddersfield, Adam O'Brien Off 0-6
30 INTER Interchange for Huddersfield, Kruise Leeming On 0-6
59 dropgoal Dropgoal scored for Wigan by Morgan Escare 0-7
71 try Try scored for Huddersfield by Kruise Leeming 4-7
72 goal Goal scored for Huddersfield by Danny Brough 6-7
78 try Try scored for Wigan by Oliver Gildart 6-11
80 goal Goal scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins 6-13

Bench

Colton
Roche
Matty
English
Paul
Clough
Kruise
Leeming
Ryan
Hinchcliffe
Ollie
Roberts
Ukuma
Ta'ai
Suaia
Matagi
Adam
O'Brien
Michael
Lawrence
Danny
Brough
Oliver
Russell
Innes
Senior
Jake
Mamo
Jordan
Rankin
Alex
Mellor
Lee
Gaskell

Bench

Ryan
Sutton
Gabriel
Hamlin
Oliver
Partington
Josh
Woods
Taulima
Tautai
John
Bateman
Joe
Greenwood
Romain
Navarrete
Sam
Powell
Tony
Clubb
Sam
Tomkins
George
Williams
Tom
Davies
Dan
Sarginson
Oliver
Gildart
Dom
Manfredi
Morgan
Escare
Pos   Player Tries Goals D Goals
1 Colton Roche - - -
2 Matty English - - -
3 Paul Clough - - -
4 Kruise Leeming 1 - -
5 Ryan Hinchcliffe - - -
6 Ollie Roberts - - -
7 Ukuma Ta'ai - - -
8 Suaia Matagi - - -
9 Adam O'Brien - - -
10 Michael Lawrence - - -
11 Danny Brough - 1 -
12 Oliver Russell - - -
13 Innes Senior - - -
14 Jake Mamo - - -
15 Jordan Rankin - - -
16 Alex Mellor - - -
17 Lee Gaskell - - -
Pos   Player Tries Goals D Goals
1 Ryan Sutton - - -
2 Gabriel Hamlin - - -
3 Oliver Partington - - -
4 Josh Woods - - -
5 Taulima Tautai - - -
6 John Bateman - - -
7 Joe Greenwood - - -
8 Romain Navarrete - - -
9 Sam Powell - - -
10 Tony Clubb - - -
11 Sam Tomkins - 2 -
12 George Williams - - -
13 Tom Davies - - -
14 Dan Sarginson - - -
15 Oliver Gildart 1 - -
16 Dom Manfredi - - -
17 Morgan Escare 1 - 1