Grand Final: How they rated

Warriors players at full-time
Warriors players at full-time
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Report card from Wigan’s 22-20 loss to Leeds at Old Trafford


Matty Bowen: Wigan’s best player. Deserved a winner’s ring and possibly a contender for man-of-the-match. Solo try worthy of any highlights reel. A career that deserved silverware. 9/10

Dom Manfredi: Typically strong and impressive. Scored a magical try by beating Ryan Hall to a kick. He has a big future. 7

John Bateman: Rugged, spirited - typical Bateman. 7

Oliver Gildart: Only his seventh Wigan appearance. Didn’t look out of place on the Old Trafford pitch. Another star about to shine. 7

Joe Burgess: Grand FInal try scorer for the second year running. Will be watched in the NRL by English fans with interest. 7

George Williams: Proved his credentials as young player of the year. Spontaneous and slick. Can hold his head high. 8

Matty Smith: Quiet game with some moments of magic - but inconsistent. 6

Dom Crosby : Didn’t give Leeds an inch. 7

Michael McIlorum: Strong contribution after an early mistake in attack. Made some bone-jarring hits. 7

Ben Flower: Ran hard, tackled hard, made yards and put in a great effort. 7

Joel Tomkins: Some nice carries and good ideas with one handed passes but they didn’t always come off. 7

Liam Farrell: Great at finding space for the opening try. Nice angled runs and showed off his versatility. 8

Sean O’Loughlin: Deserved to be on the winning side. Nice contribution to Manfredi’s try. Influential as always. 7


Sam Powell: Injected a different tempo when he came on. 7

Tony Clubb: Underrated and a workhorse. It’s easy to notice when he’s not on the field. Hard hits and strong runs from the Londoner. 7

Lee Mossop: Worked hard and didn’t do much wrong. 7

Larne Patrick: Went close for a try and ran well but didn’t stand out. 6


Zak Hardaker: Solid at the back in a typically solid performance from the Man of Steel. 7

Tom Briscoe: Defended well but sometimes struggled to make an impact with the ball in hand. Dind’t have the opportunity to flourish like he did at Wembley. 7

Kallum Watkins: Set-up Danny McGuire’s try well and provided some nice touches. Failed to keep Oliver Gildart quiet but gave the Warriors youngster some headaches in attack. 7

Joel Moon: His Grand Final debut will be remembered for a controversial try.7

Ryan Hall: Still failed live up to the tag of ‘world’s best winger’ and lost a few one on ones to DOm Manfredi but was steady enough. 7

Kevin Sinfield: Will be missed by Leeds next season. Organised well and got Leeds off the mark with a nice kick. 8

Danny McGuire: Harry Sunderland Trophy winner. Slick, assured and a thorn in Wigan’s side.9

Mitch Garbutt: Made a decent impact, didn’t stand out but didn’t slip-up either. 7

Rob Burrow: Again hard to keep quiet. Slippery running style caught Michael McIlorum out in the second half. Good display.8

Jamie Peacock: Iron Man. Warhorse… you name it. It doesn’t matter who you support - it was hard to ignore him once again. Ran his blood to water - a feature overshadowed by the fact he did it so often in his career.8

Carl Ablett: Leeds’ only ever present in 2015 and enjoyed a decent game. 7

Brett Delaney: Worked hard in all areas and made an impact. 7

Brad Singleton : Didn’t stand out for the wrong reasons. Blended in well with an efficient Leeds pack. 7


Kylie Leuluai :Retires with a Grand Final streak of six wins from six. 7

Adam Cuthbertson: Good offloads kept piggybacking Leeds upfield. Wasn’t amazing but wasn’t bad either. 7

Jimmy Keinhorst: Was on hand to provide the match winner for Josh Walters. 7

Josh Walters: Raised eyebrows with his appearance. Produced the match winner. Can’t fault him. 7