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1st June 2001: Warrington 47 Wigan 38

Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors - Tetley's Super League VI Round 13
Friday 1st June 2001. Kick Off 8:00pm at Wilderspool

Match Report from www.bbc.co.uk

Warrington won a 14-try thriller to stop Wigan taking second place in the Super League.

The Warriors suffered their first defeat under new boss Stuart Raper despite sweeping into a 12-0 lead after only five minutes.

Kris Radlinski and Paul Johnson crossed the line for two early tries, with skipper Andy Farrell adding the conversions.

But Warrington stunned Wigan with a rousing fightback to lead 34-18 at the break.

They began their recovery with tries from David Kidwell and Steve McCurrie.

And they took the lead after 24 minutes when Lee Briers dummied his way over.

Alan Hunte, Allan Langer and Lee Penny added further tries before the break, with Briers kicking five goals from six attempts.

Denis Betts did manage a try for with Farrell kicking the goal, but they trailed 34-18 at the interval.

Farrell did go over for Wigan early in the second half and his conversion and penalty cut the gap to 36-26.

But their attempted recovery was nipped in the bud when Langer's kick put Briers over to open up a 42-26 lead.

Wigan showed their never-say-die spirit with Johnson and Radlinski notching their second tries.

And Farrell took his goals tally to seven from seven attempts to cut the gap to 42-38 and set up a thrilling finale.

Langer's kick was pounced on by Toa Kohe-Love to seal a famous Warrington victory.

Briers rubbed salt into the wound with a late drop goal to finish with 23 points.

He scored two tries, landed seven goals from nine attempts and also added a drop goal.

Team Sheets

- Warrington Position Wigan -
22 Alan Hunte Full Back Kris Radlinski 1
2 Rob Smyth Winger Wes Davies 18
4 Toa Kohe-Love Centre Gary Connolly 4
3 David Kidwell Centre Paul Johnson 15
1 Lee Penny Winger David Hodgson 23
6 Lee Briers Stand Off Andy Farrell 13
7 Allan Langer Scrum Half Adrian Lam 7
12 Jerome Guisset Prop Terry O'Connor 8
26 Jon Clarke Hooker Terry Newton 9
10 Danny Nutley Prop Neil Cowie 10
11 Steve McCurrie 2nd Row Denis Betts 12
25 Gary Mercer 2nd Row Mick Cassidy 11
13 Tawera Nikau L.Forward Dave Furner 14
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17 David Alstead Substitute Brian Carney 5
18 Martin Masella Substitute Chris Chester 19
20 Dean Busby Substitute Harvey Howard 20
21 Paul Wood Substitute Mark Smith 21

Score Sheet

Warrington Wolves 47 --- Wigan Warriors 38
Tries:
David Kidwell
Steve McCurrie
Lee Briers 2
Alan Hunte
Allan Langer
Lee Penny
Toa Kohe-Love
--- Tries:
Kris Radlinski 2
Paul Johnson 2
Denis Betts
Andy Farrell
Goals:
Lee Briers 7
--- Goals:
Andy Farrell 7
Drop Goals:
Lee Briers 1
--- ---

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