Friday 11th August 2017
KO: 20:00 - Round: 2

18-4 FT

( 10-4 HT )

Attendance: 10,619

Official: P Bentham

Venue: DW Stadium

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Anthony Gelling, Liam Farrell, Sam Tomkins,

  • Goals
    Sam Powell 2, Sam Tomkins,

  • Drop Goals

  • Huddersfield Giants

  • Tries
    Jermaine McGillvary,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Wigan Warriors stayed in the hunt for a top-four finish with a hard-fought 18-4 triumph over Huddersfield Giants to leapfrog their visitors in the Betfred Super League table.

The visitors led a wet encounter 4-0 after Jermaine McGillvary picked up a loose ball from a Danny Brough kick, but the Warriors hit back through an Anthony Gelling score. 

It looked like it was going to be all square at half-time until George Williams’ kick through was touched down by Liam Farrell.

The hosts then stretched their lead by two points in the second half through the boot of Sam Powell, and Sam Tomkins rubbed salt in Huddersfield’s wounds with a late try.

Wigan coach Shaun Wane said: “Our defence was miles better. You have to remember Huddersfield have been flying, beating teams and scoring lots of points.

"They have some great attacking players in their team, so to defend that way was great. (I'm) very happy. It’s been a really tough week for everybody and it will be another one this week.”

Wane's opposite number Rick Stone admitted: “I think the opposition were a bit better to be honest. They were a bit hungrier and keener.

"We had our chances, we were closest enough if we were good enough. We needed to execute a bit better."

  • 79: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 79: TRY! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 51: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Powell
  • 36: TRY! scored for Wigan by Liam Farrell
  • 36: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Powell
  • 13: TRY! scored for Wigan by Anthony Gelling
  • 10: TRY! scored for Huddersfield by Jermaine McGillvary
  • Key Performers

    Ukuma Ta'ai

    Tackles 31

    Ryan Sutton

    Tackles 34

    Liam Farrell

    Tackles 41

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wigan Warriors 3
    Huddersfield Giants 1

    Goals:

    Wigan Warriors 3
    Huddersfield Giants 0

    METRES:

    Wigan Warriors 1194
    Huddersfield Giants 1066

    CARRIES:

    Wigan Warriors 173
    Huddersfield Giants 170

    TACKLES:

    Wigan Warriors 328
    Huddersfield Giants 358

    OFFLOADS:

    Wigan Warriors 4
    Huddersfield Giants 5

    PENALTIES:

    Wigan Warriors 7
    Huddersfield Giants 13

    BREAKS:

    Wigan Warriors 2
    Huddersfield Giants 3

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Liam Farrell 1 0 41 14 0 1 1 16 94 5.88 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Anthony Gelling 1 0 17 4 1 1 1 16 116 7.25 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Tomkins 1 0 12 1 0 1 4 9 55 6.11 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 18 3 0 0 0 10 91 9.10 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Powell 0 1 21 3 1 0 1 4 26 6.50 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 0
    Tony Clubb 0 0 10 3 0 1 0 6 50 8.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    William Isa 0 0 23 5 1 0 0 8 60 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Sean O'Loughlin 0 0 24 2 2 0 0 10 45 4.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    John Bateman 0 0 26 4 3 0 0 18 88 4.89 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Sutton 0 0 34 6 3 0 0 13 64 4.92 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Mike McIlorum 0 0 20 3 2 0 1 5 40 8.00 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Frank-Paul Nuuausala 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 7 42 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Thomas Leuluai 0 1 18 3 1 4 1 11 69 6.27 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    George Williams 0 0 20 4 0 1 4 6 26 4.33 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
    Joe Burgess 0 0 8 2 0 3 1 12 118 9.83 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0
    Oliver Gildart 0 0 21 1 2 0 0 9 82 9.11 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Davies 0 0 4 1 0 2 0 13 128 9.85 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Jermaine McGillvary 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 15 106 7.07 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jordan Turner 0 0 18 1 3 0 1 10 76 7.60 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Alex Mellor 0 0 21 4 0 1 0 16 93 5.81 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Jordan Rankin 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 13 55 4.23 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Darnell McIntosh 0 0 4 1 1 4 0 12 108 9.00 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Gaskell 0 0 15 2 1 0 8 11 76 6.91 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Brough 0 0 13 3 2 3 5 10 42 4.20 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
    Sebastine Ikahihifo 0 0 35 8 0 3 0 14 94 6.71 1 1 3 0 0 0 2 0
    Kruise Leeming 0 0 32 11 2 0 0 5 27 5.40 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Shannon Wakeman 0 0 33 10 0 0 0 12 73 6.08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Ryan Hinchcliffe 0 0 37 6 1 1 0 13 65 5.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ukuma Ta'ai 0 0 31 7 2 1 0 8 55 6.88 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Paul Clough 0 0 26 4 0 3 0 10 72 7.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Adam O'Brien 0 0 19 8 0 0 2 3 9 3.00 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Mike Lawrence 0 0 22 4 0 0 0 6 45 7.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Smith 0 0 25 4 1 0 0 10 60 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Tyler Dickinson 0 0 18 5 1 0 0 2 10 5.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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