Warrington 20 Wigan 0

Shaun Wane
Shaun Wane

WARRIORS lost 20-0 to Warrington in Ben Westwood’s testimonial in the freezing cold and after a delayed kick-off due to heavy snow.

Warrington opened the scoring as winger Joel Monaghan outjumped his young counterpart Dominic Manfredi to collect a high bomb and touch down.

Despite constant pressure the Wigan defence was looking impressive and it took until the 38th minute to be broken when the Wolves created an overlap and Rhys Evans touched down in the right corner.

It took another kick to break the defence for Warrington’s third try as Richie Myler’s grubber rebounded off the post pad, eluding young sweeper Sam Powell with Brett Hodgson touching down. His conversion made it 16-0.

The game was becoming even scrappier as it progressed but almost saw a Wigan try as Anthony Gelling chipped the full back but dropped the re-gather with the try line gaping. Young Manfredi also had two close attempts in consecutive minutes as Wigan dominated the last quarter of the game but it was Chris Riley for the home team who scored the final try in the last minute.

Warrington Wolves: Hodgson, Riley, Atkins, Evans, J Monaghan, Briers, Myler, Morley, Higham, Hill, Grix, Westwood, Harrison

Subs: Laithwaite, Currie, M Monaghan, Carvell, Wood, Cooper, Ratchford, McCarthy, Williams, O’Brien

Wigan Warriors: Murphy, Charnley, Goulding, Thornley, Manfredi, Green, Smith, Prescott, McIlorum, Mossop, Farrell, Hughes, Flower

Subs: Lauaki, L Tomkins, Dudson, Taylor, Lloyd, Gelling, Powell, Crosby, Burke, Tierney

Ref: Mr B Thaler

Attendance: 4,696