Friday 30th May 2014, 20:00 - Round:15

Warrington Wolves

Warrington Wolves

24 (18)

VS.

Leeds Rhinos

(0) 6

Leeds Rhinos
Chris Bridge 2, Chris Hill, Joel Monaghan,

T Kylie Leuluai,

Chris Bridge 4,

G

Kevin Sinfield,

  DG  

Attendance: 10,312  Official: J Child  Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium

TRIES:
4
1
TRIES:
GOALS:
4
1
GOALS:
METRES:
1615
1248
METRES:
CARRIES:
234
224
CARRIES:
TACKLES:
337
390
TACKLES:
OFFLOADS:
21
20
OFFLOADS:
PENALTIES:
3
5
PENALTIES:
BREAKS:
9
3
BREAKS:

Chris Bridge scored 16 points in a man-of-the-match display as Warrington Wolves continued their fine form with an excellent 24-6 victory over First Utility Super League leaders Leeds Rhinos at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Wire went into the match on the back of three comprehensive wins and it showed as they completely outplayed the Rhinos, who could not contain the home side's speed around the ruck.

After an even opening Warrington took control of the contest courtesy of Bridge's brace and a Chris Hill try.

Carl Ablett and Zak Hardaker put their names in the hat for tackle of the season either side of the break before Kylie Leuluai scored his first try of the campaign on his 200th Super League appearance.

Joel Monaghan had the last word as the Wolves made it five home wins in a row and knocked the Rhinos off top spot.

Warrington were boosted by the return of both Joel and Michael Monaghan. They came in for Brad Dwyer and the influential Ben Westwood, who began his three-match suspension.

The Rhinos made just one change as their own talisman Jamie Peacock replaced Brett Delaney, who was ruled out through illness.

The Wolves almost took the lead as early as the second minute but Stefan Ratchford could not finish off an enterprising last-tackle play.

It was Leeds' turn to spurn a good opportunity next, Ablett spilling the ball as he reached for the line after receiving a short pass from Chris Clarkson.

Warrington edged ahead on 18 minutes when Michael Monaghan's inside ball found Bridge, who dummied Hardaker on his way to the line before converting his own try.

Wire were celebrating again 10 minutes from the break after Hill slid between the posts following a break by Richie Myler.

Bridge added the extras to pass 1,000 career points and brought up another milestone before half-time as he took a pass from Myler and got on the outside of his man to go over for his 100th Warrington try.

The hosts thought they had a fourth in the final minute of the half but were denied by a brilliant last-ditch tackle by Ablett on Joel Monaghan.

Hardaker dragged a flying Rhys Evans into touch just short of the try line as Warrington threatened to pull away further at the start of the second period.

The Wolves continued to cut Leeds open and had a try ruled out at the end of another sparkling move for a knock-on by Ben Evans.

Bridge knocked over a penalty to put Warrington 20-0 to the good before the Rhinos gave themselves hope on 60 minutes through Leuluai after good work by fellow prop Peacock as the visitors kept the ball alive.

That was as good as it got for Leeds, though, and Joel Monaghan added gloss to the result with a try in the corner after receiving a cut-out ball from Micky Higham.

Chris Bridge 2 0 14 1 0 8 2 20 130 6.50 3 2 1 0 4 1 1 0
Joel Monaghan 1 0 13 3 0 4 1 11 87 7.91 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
Chris Hill 1 0 36 8 1 3 0 22 164 7.45 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Matthew Russell 0 0 3 0 1 7 0 20 170 8.50 0 9 3 0 0 0 1 0
Rhys Evans 0 0 5 0 1 4 0 16 188 11.75 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Atkins 0 0 28 4 2 3 0 12 71 5.92 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
Gene Ormsby 0 0 4 0 3 3 0 18 137 7.61 2 6 0 0 0 0 2 0
Stefan Ratchford 0 0 35 5 2 1 0 15 100 6.67 0 9 1 0 0 0 2 0
Michael Monaghan 0 1 33 5 4 2 3 24 106 4.42 0 18 0 0 0 0 3 0
Anthony England 0 0 23 2 3 2 0 13 78 6.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
James Laithwaite 0 0 27 8 2 0 0 9 50 5.56 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Currie 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 5 23 4.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Ben Harrison 0 0 35 7 1 0 0 14 76 5.43 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Richard Myler 0 2 10 1 2 5 1 10 75 7.50 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Mick Higham 0 1 15 2 1 0 0 10 58 5.80 0 7 0 0 0 0 2 1
Roy Asotasi 0 0 18 2 3 0 0 7 34 4.86 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Evans 0 0 29 6 1 1 0 8 68 8.50 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0

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

  • (FB) M. Russell
  • (FB) G. Ormsby
  • (W) J. Monaghan
  • (U) R. Atkins
  • (W) R. Evans
  • (SO) S. Ratchford
  • (U) C. Bridgex2x4
  • (P) C. Hill
  • (H) M. Monaghan
  • (P) A. England
  • (SR) J. Laithwaite
  • (FB) B. Currie
  • (U) B. Harrison
  • (SH) R. Myler
  • (H) M. Higham
  • (SR) R. Asotasi
  • (P) B. Evans

Highlights

Key Performances

Player

Robbie Ward

Tackles: 37

Player

Jamie Peacock

Metres: 154

Tackles: 59

Player

Carl Ablett

Tackles: 38

Player

Chris Clarkson

Tackles: 31

Player

Ian Kirke

Tackles: 37

Player

Matthew Russell

Metres: 170

Player

Rhys Evans

Metres: 188

Player

Gene Ormsby

Metres: 137

Player

Stefan Ratchford

Tackles: 35

Player

Chris Bridge

Clean Breaks: 3

Player

Chris Hill

Metres: 164

Tackles: 36

Player

Michael Monaghan

Tackles: 33

Player

Ben Harrison

Tackles: 35