Under 19s: Wigan 34 Hull Kingston Rovers 12
Posted by Bilko on March 09 2015 - 13:19

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Wigan Under 19s v Hull KR Under 19s - Academy
Sunday 8th March 2015. Kick Off
2:00pm at Co-Operative Stadium, Orrell.

Match Report

I saw that 19s coach Matty Peet described this as "a professional performance" and that's probably the best way to describe this effort against Hull KR.

Apart from five minutes just after half time, when Rovers scored two quick fire tries, Wigan controlled this game throughout. They found some good scores and their defence first half was very solid.

I thought Jake Shorrocks was superb at Stand Off, particularly first half. With Jamie Doran being aged out of the 19s now, this side needs a new leader and he stood up here playing alongside the much younger Craig Mullen.

Wigan took the lead within two minutes with Mullen breaking the line to send Macauley Davies over for the try, Shorrocks converting for 6-0.

Then on 10 Minutes the lead was doubled. Just a simple dart of dummy half from hooker Luke Waterworth and finished under the posts. Easy conversion for 10-0.

Third try for Wigan came in the 25th Minute. Mullen put up a textbook kick to the corner and Liam Paisley leaped and got it down for the score. By textbook I mean that the weight on it was lovely, it hit the mark to ensure that the attacker could collect and bring it down in the try zone with no danger of either touch or dead in goal line. Shorrocks nailing a conversion from wide right made it 18-0.

This probably reads like a bit of a procession for Wigan but Hull KR certainly competed for territory and had they got 6 or 12 points on the board first half it wouldn't have been unjust. Wigan though had superb defence on their line on a couple of occasions at least.

Just on half time came a fourth try in which a missed tackle on Shorrocks allowed him to slip Jack Wells over for a score. He then converted for a 24-0 half time score.

After the restart Wigan were caught cold as Rovers found a quick fire double. Both came from breaks up the middle by prop Steve Holker who first offloaded to send Cory Sanderson over and then Joe Wardill. Both tries were converted for 24-12 within five minutes and it was game on.

It would have been really interesting had Rovers scored next but Wigan's response to that was to send both Joe Bretherton and Brad Lawrence back on from the interchange and this stiffened Wigan up the middle. That ensured that Rovers would certainly have to work much harder to gain tries than the two they'd just scored.

The result was settled though on the hour when a kick from Shorrocks towards the right was juggled by Rovers centre Macca Smith and it fell kindly into the hands of Jack Higginson to score. Shorrocks converted for 30-12.

Wigan then wrapped up their third victory from three games so far this season with a 70th Minute try from David Thompson. Again Rovers messed up a kick and Josh Woods took advantage of the "Free Play" to aim towards the line. His initial pass towards Thompson was blocked but the block fell back into Woods hands for a "Free Play" on the "Free Play" but this time he got Thompson in the left corner and although Shorrocks good kicking day was spoiled with a missed conversion this time, it was a job well done overall by Wigan on this occassion.

Team Sheets

- Wigan Position Hull KR 1
1 Lewis Heckford Full Back Joe Wardill 21
5 Liam Paisley Winger Ash Leaming 27
4 Jack Higginson Centre Ben Holdstock 2
3 Oliver Gildart Centre Macca Smith 3
2 David Thompson Winger Cory Sanderson 1
21 Jake Shorrocks Stand Off Marvin Lee 6
7 Craig Mullen Scrum Half Liam Harris 7
8 Joe Bretherton Prop Steve Holker 8
9 Luke Waterworth Hooker Will Jubb 14
10 Brad Lawrence Prop Chris Smith 17

Macauley Davies

2nd Row

Aiden Armstrong

12 Jack Wells 2nd Row Harry Aldous 12
13 Kieran Sherratt L.Forward George Lawler 13
14 Josh Woods Interchange Tom Blakey 9
15 Max Dudley Interchange Liam Wake 15
16 Jake Moore Interchange Kieran Moran 16

Paddy Jones

Interchange Joe Cator 17
- Matty Peet Coach Kev Deighton -

Score Sheet

Wigan Under 19s 34 --- Hull KR Under 19s 12
Tries (6):
Macauley Davies
Luke Waterworth
Liam Paisley
Jack Wells
Jack Higginson
David Thompson
` Tries (2):
Cory Sanderson
Joe Wardill
Jake Shorrocks 5/6
--- Goals:
Ben Holdstock 2/2

Scoring and Incident Pattern

2nd Minute Wigan 04 Hull KR 00 Try: Macauley Davies
Wigan 06 Hull KR 00 Conversion: Jake Shorrocks (1/1)
10th Minute Wigan 10 Hull KR 00 Try: Luke Waterworth
Wigan 12 Hull KR 00 Conversion: Jake Shorrocks (2/2)
25th Minute Wigan 16 Hull KR 00 Try: Liam Paisley
Wigan 18 Hull KR 00 Conversion: Jake Shorrocks (3/3)
38th Minute Wigan 22 Hull KR 00 Try: Jack Wells
Wigan 24 Hull KR 00 Conversion: Jake Shorrocks (4/4)
Half Time Wigan Under 19s 24 Hull KR Under 19s 00
42nd Minute Wigan 24 Hull KR 04 Try: Cory Sanderson
Wigan 24 Hull KR 06 Conversion: Ben Holdstock (1/1)
45th Minute Wigan 24 Hull KR 10 Try: Joe Wardill
Wigan 24 Hull KR 12 Conversion: Ben Holdstock (2/2)
60th Minute Wigan 28 Hull KR 12 Try: Jack Higginson
Wigan 30 Hull KR 12 Conversion: Jake Shorrocks (5/5)
70th Minute Wigan 34 Hull KR 12 Try: David Thompson
Wigan 34 Hull KR 12 Missed Conv: Jakes Shorrocks (5/6)
Full Time Wigan Under 19s 34 Hull KR Under 19s 12


Ian Scott