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Play Off Match Report: Wigan 46 Catalan 6
Posted by cherryandwhite on September 17 2012 - 02:28

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Friday 14th September 2012
Wigan Warriors 46 Catalan Dragons 6
DW Stadium, Wigan
Stobart Super League 17 Qualifying Play Off

Kick Off 8:00pm


- Wigan       - Catalan    
1 Sam Tomkins  T      1 Clint Greenshields    
2 Josh Charnley  T      2 Damien Blanch    
3 Darrell Goulding  T      25

Vincent Duport

4 George Carmont  T3      4 Setaimata Sa    
5 Pat Richards    G7    18 Daryl Millard    
6 Brett Finch       6 Thomas Bosc    
7 Thomas Leuluai  T      7 Scott Dureau    G 
21 Epalahame Lauaki       10 Remi Casty    
13 Sean O'Loughlin       9 Ian Henderson    
10 Lee Mossop       23 Lopini Paea    
11 Harrison Hansen       11 Steve Menzies    
26 Jack Hughes       12 Louis Anderson  T   
16 Liam Farrell  T      24 Jason Baitieri    
14 Jeff Lima       13 Grégory Mounis    
22 Gil Dudson       14 Sébastien Raguin    
23 Ben Flower       16 Eloi Pelissier    
38 Matty Smith       22 Jamal Fakir    


Much better from Wigan, much better. Far from the error strewn performances we witnessed in July and August, we've looked calm and composed in the last two weeks. The return to fitness of Pat Richards, Thomas Leuluai and perhaps even "Henderson" Gil Dudson leave us looking in good shape now towards Old Trafford I feel.

We got a good win here and I think we got a massive favour in Warrington losing out to St Helens. They were the fear for me. Whilst you still can't write them off, it's obviously a good thing that they have to play again and then go away in the semi finals.

I must admit, Waney's choice to start Sean O'Loughlin at hooker here was a bit of a curve ball but I think it worked well. Not so much perhaps because of O'Loughlin but allowed us to use Matty Smith off the bench and also start Liam Farrell at Loose Forward. But for George Carmont's hat-trick, Ginger was Man of the Match for me.

Despite the clear anger inside the club about Mike McIlorum's season ending suspension, personally I still think it's a blessing and this match perhaps showed why. I mean him and Gareth Hock (who was also absent here) conceded 26% of Wigan's penalties this season in Super League.

This win means McIlorum will definitely miss the Grand Final, should we get there, but it isn't the first time he's suffered that. He was one of five Wigan players who missed the 2005 Under 18s Grand Final through suspension.

Anyway onto this game and for me it was defence that won us this match. I got a load of "ah but Catalan were poor and threw nothing at ya" type reponses when I said that on twitter post match.....but they did! First twenty minutes the French had chances, but it was our ability to hold firm and frustrate them that took us towards the win.

Whilst also, up the other end, being clinical in taking our own chances. George Carmont scored twice in the first 9 minutes to open up a 10-0 lead. The second was a beauty. Brett Finch hit Farrell with a pass that got him bursting clear. Ginger has been guilty of bombing breaks this season but he play it perfect here. He drew in the full back before offloading to get Carmont over. Pat converted the first of the two.

I mentioned us soaking up the pressure and thats what we did for the next 10 minutes or so before again clinically taking our own chance up the other end with Tommy scurrying over on 23 minutes from close range. Pat conversion for 16-0.

Catalan hit back next with a good try from Louis Anderson but Wigan's ability to score killer tries right before half time this season continued with a Darrell Goulding effort a minute from the break. Liam Farrell's try two minutes into the second half then made it 28-6 all of a sudden and the game was never in doubt after that.

The visitors huffed and puffed but our defence was strong right across the park. They always get praised for having a huge pack but they struggled to gain metres against our effort. Wigan picked them off three more times before the full time hooter.

First on 52 minutes, Sam Tomkins did brilliantly to touch down a pin point kick from Smith. Then Carmont claimed the second hat-trick of his Wigan career on 68 minutes. Richards conversions to both made it 40-6. How much better it is to be going up in sixes rather than constant fours we had to endure in his absence.

Best try was saved till last with Josh Charnley scoring a blinder on 74 minutes. He broke through a missed tackle by Thomas Bosc before using his footwork to be both Steve Menzies and Clint Greenshields before scoring under the sticks. An arching run 90 metres up the field in total. Pat's conversion completed the scoring at 46-6.

So Wigan have a weeks rest during a play off push for the first time since the 2000 season. Only time will tell whether it proves good to have, but I reckon it will do. Only time will tell though. Must admit from a fan point of view, it was nice to watch the other three play off games this weekend, and the two next week, knowing our job was already done!

04mins:29 Wigan 04 Catalan 00 Try: George Carmont
- Wigan 06 Catalan 00 Conversion: Pat Richards (1/1)
08mins:25 Wigan 10 Catalan 00 Try: George Carmont (2)
- Wigan 10 Catalan 00 P.Richards Missed Conversion (1/2)
23mins:15 Wigan 14 Catalan 00 Try: Thomas Leuluai
- Wigan 16 Catalan 00 Conversion: Pat Richards (2/3)
34mins:10 Wigan 16 Catalan 04 Try: Louis Anderson
- Wigan 16 Catalan 06 Conversion: Scott Dereau (1/1)
38mins:31 Wigan 20 Catalan 06 Try: Darrell Goulding
- Wigan 22 Catalan 06 Conversion: Pat Richards (3/4)
Half Time Wigan Warriors 22 Catalan Dragons 06
42mins:44 Wigan 26 Catalan 06 Try: Liam Farrell
- Wigan 28 Catalan 06 Conversion: Pat Richards (4/5)
52mins:36 Wigan 32 Catalan 06 Try: Sam Tomkins
- Wigan 34 Catalan 06 Conversion: Pat Richards (5/6)
67mins:34 Wigan 38 Catalan 06 Try: George Carmont (Hat-Trick)
- Wigan 40 Catalan 06 Conversion: Pat Richards (6/7)
73mins:58 Wigan 44 Catalan 06 Try: Josh Charnley
- Wigan 46 Catalan 06 Conversion: Pat Richards (7/8)
Full Time Wigan Warriors 46 Catalan Dragons 06

Richard Silverwood




2012 Super League Play Offs - Week 1

Friday 14th September 2012
Qualifier: Wigan 48 Catalan 6

Saturday 15th September 2012
Warrington 6 St Helens 28
Eliminator: Leeds 42 Wakefield 20

Sunday 16th September 2012
Eliminator: Hull FC 46 Huddersfield 10

2012 Super League Play Offs - Week 2

Friday 21st September 2012
Eliminator: Catalan 20 Leeds 27

Saturday 22nd September 2012
Eliminator: Warrington 24 Hull FC 12

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