Warrington Wolves score “very fortunate try” to get back into the game before half time

Warrington Wolves are facing Catalans Dragons tonight at the Halliwell Jones in their first game without Daryl Powell after his sacking on Sunday following defeat to Wakefield Trinity.

The game is currently 18-6 to the Dragons, who were on the verge of going in at the break 18-0 up before a late Ben Currie try.

That try has now been labelled “very fortunate” by Sky Sports commentator Bill Arthur as replay cameras showed that George Williams knocked on in the build up.

Footage clearly showed the ball knocked loose but neither the referee Liam Moore or the touch judge saw the incident which left the try to stand, given that Moore had granted the try on field.

It means that the score is now 18-6 and potentially that piece of luck has triggered a momentum shift, something that Terry O’Connor echoed on commentary.

“He loses it right in front of the touch judge but sometimes you get luck when you need it,” O’Connor explained.

Bill Arthur then agreed as he explained that the Wolves had got “very fortunate there”.

Warrington went behind early on through an Adam Keighran try which came immediately after Wire skipper Stefan Ratchford left the field following a gruesome injury,

Ratchford was making a tackle and a covering George Williams came across and landed an accidental elbow on his captain’s left temple.

That opened up what looked liked a major wound on Racthford’s head which drew plenty of blood and led to him having to leave the field.

The immediate restart saw a Mitchell Pearce kick allowed to bounce, falling into Adam Keighran’s hands allowing him to cross over and open the scoring 6-0.

Another try followed for Tom Davies, all whilst Ratchford was off the pitch having a Head Injury Assessment and being bandaged up.

Just minutes after his return a Dragons player broke through and the support line of Mitchell Pearce was hit with the veteran playmaker crossing over from ten metres out to extend the lead to 18-0.

Currie’s late try then ended the half to give Warrington a boost.