St. Helens  18
Wigan Warriors  20
St. Helens  18
Wigan Warriors  20
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
7th May 2022
RLCCSF
NEUTRAL
22141
HT:0-14
MATCH NOTES : Match played at Elland Road, Leeds

1 - Jack Welsby

AGE 21
TRIES 0
GOALS 0
WINNING HONOURS
2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF

3 - Konrad Hurrell

AGE 30
TRIES 1
GOALS 0

4 - Mark Percival

AGE 28
TRIES 0
GOALS 0
WINNING HONOURS
2014 SLGF 2019 SLGF 2021 RLCCF
2021 SLGF

5 - Josh Simm

AGE 22
TRIES 0
GOALS 0

6 - Ben Davies

AGE 22
TRIES 0
GOALS 0

7 - Jonny Lomax

AGE 31
TRIES 1
GOALS 0
WINNING HONOURS
2019 SLGF 2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF
2021 SLGF

10 - Matty Lees

AGE 24
TRIES 0
GOALS 0
WINNING HONOURS
2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF

11 - Sione Matautia

AGE 25
TRIES 0
GOALS 0
WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF

12 - Joe Batchelor

AGE 27
TRIES 0
GOALS 0
WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF

14 - Joey Lussick

AGE 26
TRIES 0
GOALS 0

16 - Iggy Paasi

AGE 30
TRIES 0
GOALS 0
WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF

17 - Curtis Sironen

AGE 28
TRIES 0
GOALS 0

Age in brackets is at time of match - Total average age for this team is 23. - ** non-playing sub


MATCH VIDEO

MATCH REPORT


MATCH REPORT : Jonny Lomax did make the starting 13 despite being a doubt with injury and as the game got underway slotted in at full back with Welsby playing in the halves. But it was Wigan who came out of the traps the quicker and opened the scoring very early on. Saints made a mistake in defence and the Warriors worked the ball to their left edge where Jake Bibby found Liam Marshall who finished in the corner. Harry Smith missed the conversion, 4-0 Saints trailed. Joe Batchelor was then sent to the sin bin for Saints. Wigan broke through Bevan French, but Jack Welsby did very well to catch him and bring him down inches short of the line, the play the ball was messy and the referee judged Batchelor to have held on too long as the Saints defenders scurried back. Wigan made the most of their man advantage. Cade Cust drove the ball forward and spun over the try-line to increase the Wigan lead. Smith missed the conversion, 8-0 Saints trailed. Wigan grabbed their third try before the break, Liam Farrell got the ball on the left around 20 metres out and ran through the heart of the Saints defence to score. Smith converted, 14-0. Saints’ best chance of the half came in the 35th minute, a high Lomax kick was caught by Mark Percival, he then broke towards the try line but was held up inches short. That was the last big chance of the first 40, as Wigan led 14-0 at the break in West Yorkshire after an uncharacteristically poor Saints first half display.

Saints started the second half much better, a move down the right saw Welsby find Konrad Hurrell who powered over three Warriors defenders from close range. Tommy Makinson nailed the touchline conversion, 14-6 Wigan led. Saints had the momentum and another try followed quickly after. A high Lomax kick to Saints right edge was palmed down by Makinson and Lomax pounced quickest on the loose ball to stroll over and reduce the deficit. Makinson converted again to make it a two-point game, 14-12. In the blink of an eye we were ahead as Saints completed a remarkable comeback with a third try on the 57th minute. After earning a ‘six again’ call on Wigan’s line we worked the ball from right to left, skipper James Roby then went for a dart himself and stretched out to score. Makinson converted, 18-14 Saints led! But against the run of play, Marshall grabbed his second of the game. Saints threw a loose pass in the midfield and Marshall grabbed toy and ran 60 metres to score. Smith added the conversion, 20-18 Wigan led with just over 10 minutes to go. Saints pushed forward, but could not find the winner and a game of two halves ended in Wigan’s favour as Saints bowed out of the Challenge Cup at the semi-final stage.









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