KO: 15:15     Betfred Super League Super8s - Round: 6
VENUE: Halliwell Jones Stadium     OFFICIAL: C Kendall     MATCH STATUS: Result

Home Team

14
(6)

TRIES

Kevin Brown, Toby King, Bryson Goodwin

GOALS

Declan Patton

34
(14)

Away Team

TRIES

Luke Douglas, Regan Grace, Jonny Lomax, Danny Richardson, Ben Barba 2

GOALS

Danny Richardson 5

Official Match Report

Ben Barba bagged two tries as St Helens laid down a marker for their Betfred Super League semi-final against Warrington Wolves with a comfortable 34-14 victory at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Scrum-half Danny Richardson registered a try and five goals with Saints’ other tries scored by Luke Douglas, Regan Grace and Jonny Lomax, with Warrington’s points coming from tries by Kevin Brown, Bryson Goodwin and Toby King and one conversion from Dec Patton.

The opening 40 minutes was a tasty appetiser for the much bigger showdown to come when the two teams go head-to-head again on Thursday week at the Totally Wicked Stadium when a Grand Final spot at Old Trafford on October 13 will be the huge prize on offer for the winners.

Despite nothing to play for with the top four positions all sorted, there was no love lost between the two sides with three players – Matty Lees and Mark Percival from St Helens and Warrington’s Ryan Atkins – all spending time in the sin-bin after a first half all-in brawl.

St Helens head coach Justin Holbrook said: “It was just important we played well but I don’t think it matters who won or lost today for two weeks’ time.

“We play that many games and before the Super 8s started we were already going to have a home semi-final so motivation levels can’t stay that high every single week.

“It’s an exciting time of year and we are not there yet but it’s coming and it’s just a one semi-final system.”

Warrington boss Steve Price said: “Today’s result is not going to mean too much in two weeks’ time and we will get a few players back and go again. 

“It was hard work when we lost our halves Tyrone Roberts and Kevin Brown – it would be difficult for any team when you lose your two key playmakers – and both back-rowers were struggling with injuries, so we have a bit of work to do.

“St Helens are a good football team and league leaders for a reason and lapses in any part of the field they punish you as they showed today.”

Other News

Min   Event Action Score
5 goal Goal scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson 0-2
23 try Try scored for Warrington by Kevin Brown 4-2
23 goal Goal scored for Warrington by Declan Patton 6-2
32 try Try scored for St Helens by Luke Douglas 6-6
32 goal Goal scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson 6-8
39 try Try scored for St Helens by Regan Grace 6-12
51 try Try scored for St Helens by Jonny Lomax 6-16
52 goal Goal scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson 6-18
53 try Try scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson 6-22
54 goal Goal scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson 6-24
58 try Try scored for St Helens by Ben Barba 6-28
65 try Try scored for Warrington by Toby King 10-28
76 try Try scored for St Helens by Ben Barba 10-32
77 goal Goal scored for St Helens by Danny Richardson 10-34
78 try Try scored for Warrington by Bryson Goodwin 14-34

Bench

Morgan
Smith
Harvey
Livett
George
King
Joe
Philbin
Ben
Westwood
Bodene
Thompson
Ben
Murdoch-Masila
Mike
Cooper
Tyrone
Roberts
Chris
Hill
Declan
Patton
Kevin
Brown
Josh
Charnley
Ryan
Atkins
Toby
King
Stefan
Ratchford
Bryson
Goodwin

Bench

Jack
Ashworth
James
Bentley
Jon
Wilkin
Dominique
Peyroux
Luke
Douglas
Theo
Fages
Matthew
Lees
Morgan
Knowles
Luke
Thompson
Danny
Richardson
Jonny
Lomax
Regan
Grace
Mark
Percival
Ryan
Morgan
Ben
Barba
Tommy
Makinson
Zeb
Taia
Pos   Player Tries Goals D Goals
1 Morgan Smith - - -
2 Harvey Livett - - -
3 George King - - -
4 Joe Philbin - - -
5 Ben Westwood - - -
6 Bodene Thompson - - -
7 Ben Murdoch-Masila - - -
8 Mike Cooper - - -
9 Tyrone Roberts - - -
10 Chris Hill - - -
11 Declan Patton - 1 -
12 Kevin Brown 1 - -
13 Josh Charnley - - -
14 Ryan Atkins - - -
15 Toby King 1 - -
16 Stefan Ratchford - - -
17 Bryson Goodwin 1 - -
Pos   Player Tries Goals D Goals
1 Jack Ashworth - - -
2 James Bentley - - -
3 Jon Wilkin - - -
4 Dominique Peyroux - - -
5 Luke Douglas 1 - -
6 Theo Fages - - -
7 Matthew Lees - - -
8 Morgan Knowles - - -
9 Luke Thompson - - -
10 Danny Richardson 1 5 -
11 Jonny Lomax 1 - -
12 Regan Grace 1 - -
13 Mark Percival - - -
14 Ryan Morgan - - -
15 Ben Barba 2 - -
16 Tommy Makinson - - -
17 Zeb Taia - - -