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19th April 2002: Wigan 58 Warrington 4
Posted by Bilko on January 28 2016 - 23:10

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Friday 19th April 2002
Wigan Warriors 58 Warrington Wolves 04
JJB Stadium, Wigan
Tetley's Super League 7 - Round 7 of 28
Kick Off 8:00pm

- Wigan       - Warrington    
1 Kris Radlinski  T      1 Lee Penny  T   
14 David Hodgson       2 Rob Smyth    
3 Jamie Ainscough       22 Kevin Crouthers    
20 Martin Aspinwall  T      19 Dale Cardoza    
5 Brian Carney  T2      25 Leroy Rivett    
6 Julian O'Neill    G4    6 Lee Briers    
23 Luke Robinson       7 Matt Rodwell    
21 Ricky Bibey       8 Mark Hilton    
18 Mark Smith  T      9 Jon Clarke    
10 Craig Smith  T      16

Jerome Guisset

   
11 Mick Cassidy  T      11 Darren Burns    
19 Stephen Wild  T      15 Paul Marquet    
13 Andy Farrell    G5    13 Sid Domic    
Interchange:
9 Terry Newton       12 Dean Busby    
17 Harvey Howard       17 Matt Sturm    
22 Sean O'Loughlin  T2      18 Nick Fozzard   
25 Stuart Jones       23 John Hill    

Report: 

10 Try Treat

Stuart Raper was given some selection dilemmas ahead of the Challenge Cup Final after an impressive display from his youngsters in an easy win over relegation favourites Warrington. It was a morale boosting performance and fortunately, no further injuries were picked up.

The Wolves recieved a ten-try thrashing that sees them continue to prop up the Super League table.

Raper had six first team players missing for this clash but every man on the field made a bid for a starting spot at Murrayfield.

Particularly impressive was 17 year-old debutant Luke Robinson. The diminutive scrum half was a pleasure to watch. He played with real enthusiasm and displayed more attacking options than any half-back combination has done so far this season.

Another great performance came from Craig Smith. The big prop had his best game yet and proved his fitness by playing three quarters of the match. Smith scored the first try after just five minutes, taking the ball from David Hodgson who had stolen it from Dale Cordoza.

Stephen Wild was next to take advantage of awful Warrington defence, going over on fifteen minutes.

Three minutes later Farrell burst through the Wolves' line and set Radlinski of on a run to the line. The full back put the ball down under the posts and with Farrell converting all three Wigan had an 18-0 lead.

Warrington hit back with an unconverted try from Lee Penny on 19 minutes but that was to be their only score of the night.

Cassidy added another try before the break and although Farrell missed the conversion, he did add a penalty to take a 24-4 advantage into half-time.

Warrington's defence was even worse in the second period. New coach David Plange needs to take his players back to basics and remind them how to tackle.

Not long after the restart, Farrell was replaced by brother-in-law Sean O'Loughlin who duly provided two tries.

Brian Carney also scored twice in the second half and so staked his claim for wing selection at Murrayfield. The Irishman was a constant thorn in Warrington's side with devastating runs through their defence.

Mark Smith and Martin Aspinwall were the other try scorers with Julian O'Neill taking over kicking responsibilities after Farrell took his well deserved rest.

Wigan's performance will give hope to even the most pessimistic of Warriors supporters who believe St.Helens only have to turn up at Murrayfield to be handed the cup.

Half Time: 

Wigan 24 Warrington 2

Referee: 

Russell Smith (Castleford)

Attendance: 

10,240

Super League 7 - Round 7 Results
Fri 19th April - Leeds Rhinos 52 Wakefield Wildcats 22 - 11,918
Fri 19th April - Salford City Reds 20 Widnes Vikings 24 - 4,372
Fri 19th April - Wigan Warriors 58 Warrington Wolves 4 - 10,240
Sat 20th April - Bradford Bulls 54 St Helens 22 - 14,271
Sun 21st April - Hull FC 48 Castleford Tigers 18 - 8,908
Sun 21st April - London Broncos 46 Halifax Blue Sox 18 - 3,145

Tetley's Super League 7 Table - After This Round
1st:l Bradford - Played - 7 - Won - 6 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 12
2nd:l Leeds - Played - 7 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 10
3rd:l Hull FC - Played - 7 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 10
4th:l St Helens - Played - 7 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 10
5th:l

Wigan

- Played - 7 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 8
6th:l Widnes - Played - 7 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 8

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7th:l London - Played - 7 - Won - 3 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 7
8th:l Castleford - Played - 7 - Won - 2 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 4 - Points: - 5
9th:l Halifax - Played - 7 - Won - 2 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 4
10th:l Wakefield - Played - 7 - Won - 2 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 4
11th:l Salford - Played - 7 - Won - 2 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 5 - Points: - 4
12th:l Warrington - Played - 7 - Won - 1 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 6 - Points: - 2

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