Wakefield Trinity 16-41 St Helens

Wakefield Trinity 16-41 St Helens

Report

St Helens have moved within one point of Super League’s top four with a commanding 41-16 win against Wakefield at the Beaumont Legal Stadium.

The result pushes Trinity out of the top four on points difference as we head into the Super 8s.

Theo Fages and Danny Richardson were impressive in the halves for the Saints, as was centre Mark Percival who kicked eight goal in the victory.

The Visitors opened the scoring within the first 10 minutes as young half-back Richardson produced a moment of individual brilliance to break the deadlock.

Trinity hit straight back though as they were gifted the ball back from the restart and Matty Ashurst pounced to level the game up again.

It was an end-to-end contest but a big defensive set laid the platform for Saints to hit the front again, James Roby winning the race to Theo Fages’ kick through.

Justin Holbrook’s team were starting to play some great rugby and they were over again when Richardson and Ryan Morgan combined to set Tommy Makinson away, the winger chipping over for himself to extend the lead.

Saints were exploiting the flanks and they scored their fourth try on the half-hour as good play from Zeb Taia and Percical allowed Regan Grace a clear run to the line.

Percival kicked his fourth successful conversion as they took a deserved 24-6 lead into the break.

Chris Chester’s side needed a quick start to the second half and they got it as Scott Grix took a great offload from Dean Hadley to reduce the deficit.

Wakefield then got another try through Mason Caton-Brown, either side of two Percival penalty goals, before Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook got over for Saints to kill the momentum.

With time running out, Fages made another break and the ball eventually found Taia who sealed the win with another four-pointer to the dismay of the home fans.

There was still time for Richardson to kick a drop-goal in the final seconds as Saints produced one of their best displays of the season, running out 41-16 winners.

Wakefield Trinity

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Scott GrixFull Back100000
3Bill TupouCentre000000
4Reece LyneCentre000000
5Ben Jones-BishopWing000000
7Liam FinnScrum Half020000
9Kyle WoodHooker000000
11Matty AshurstSecond Row100000
14Sam WilliamsStand Off000000
15Adam Walker 12Prop000000
16Tinirau Arona 20Loose Forward000000
17Craig Huby 8Prop000000
24Mason Caton-BrownCentre100000
32Dean Hadley 30Second Row000000
8Anthony England 17Interchange000000
12Danny Kirmond 15Interchange000000
20David Fifita 16Interchange000000
30James Hasson 32Interchange000000
 Total 320000

St Helens

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Jonny LomaxFull Back000000
2Tommy MakinsonWing100000
3Ryan MorganCentre000000
4Mark PercivalCentre080000
6Theo FagesStand Off000000
9James Roby 20Hooker100000
12Jon WilkinSecond Row000000
14Luke Douglas 8Prop000000
16Luke Thompson 10Prop000000
18Dominique Peyroux 13Second Row000000
24Danny RichardsonScrum Half101001
28Regan GraceWing100000
36Zeb TaiaSecond Row100000
8Alex Walmsley 14Interchange000000
10Kyle Amor 16Interchange000000
13Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 18Interchange100000
20Morgan Knowles 9Interchange000000
 Total 681001

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
July 23, 2017 3:00 pm Super League 2017 Sunday

Results

Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Wakefield Trinity61016
St Helens241741