Warrington Wolves 25-14 Leeds Rhinos

Stefan Ratchford banned


Warrington got their first win of the season as they rallied to overcome high-flying Leeds at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

It was a performance filled with energy and enthusiasm from the Wolves, with young half-back Declan Patton putting in a star man performance.

There was controversy in the opening seconds as Ben Westwood hit Liam Sutcliffe late and high with an ugly challenge.

Referee James Child sent Westwood to the sin-bin but replays showed he was slightly fortunate not to be shown red, as Sutcliffe left the field and didn’t return.

Leeds took advantage with their extra man, Tom Briscoe using his strength to score out wide.

Despite this, Warrington looked up for it and Atkins sparked the recovery as he scored following a knock down from Tom Lineham.

He was in again minutes later as he rose above Tom Briscoe to collect Kurt Gidley’s bomb,¬†replays showed he lost the ball under pressure from Danny McGuire but the try was given.

Coming out for the second half leading 12-4, the Wire had their third try almost straight away as Westwood floated a pass for Tom Lineham to score in the corner.

With limited field position, the Rhinos scored with a rare chance at the Wolves line thanks to Matt Parcell, before Joel Moon took Brett Delaney’s pass to make it 18-14.

Without a win all season, the result was now in doubt but Kurt Gidley ensured this would be Warrington’s night as he burrowed over to restore breathing space.

Patton, who tormented the Rhinos with his kicking game all evening, put the icing on the kick with a late drop-goal as the Wolves climbed off the bottom of Super League.

Warrington Wolves

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Stefan RatchfordFull Back000000
2Tom LinehamWing100000
4Ryan AtkinsCentre200000
5Matty RussellWing000000
7Kurt GidleyScrum Half100000
8Chris Hill 23Prop000000
9Daryl Clark 15Hooker000000
10Ashton SimsProp000000
12Jack Hughes 3Second Row000000
13Joe WestermanLoose Forward000000
20Toby KingCentre000000
22Declan PattonScrum Half041001
34Ben Westwood 16Second Row000100
3Rhys Evans 12Interchange000000
15Brad Dwyer 9Interchange000000
16George King 34Interchange000000
23Joe Philbin 8Interchange000000
 Total 441101

Leeds Rhinos

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ashton GoldingFull Back000000
2Tom BriscoeWing100000
3Kallum WatkinsCentre010000
4Joel MoonScrum Half100000
5Ryan HallWing000000
6Danny McGuireStand Off000000
7Rob Burrow 9Scrum Half000000
10Adam Cuthbertson 20Prop000000
11Jamie Jones-Buchanan 15Loose Forward000000
12Carl Ablett 21Second Row000000
14Liam SutcliffeSecond Row000000
17Mitch GarbuttProp000000
18Jimmy KeinhorstCentre000000
9Matt Parcell 7Interchange100000
15Brett Delaney 11Interchange000000
20Anthony Mullally 10Interchange000000
21Josh Walters 12Interchange000000
 Total 310000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 7, 2017 8:00 pm Super League 2017 Friday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Warrington Wolves121325
Leeds Rhinos41014