Warrington Wolves came from behind in the second half to beat Catalans Dragons 26-18 tonight at the Halliwell Jones Stadium – a victory that sees them remain in fifth place in the Super League table.
In a game that was nip and tuck throughout, the Dragons, playing without the influential Todd Carney and with Stanislas Robin deputising, scored first through Tony Gigot after just eight minutes after Stefan Ratchford had lost the ball in a tackle by Elliott Whitehead. Scott Dureau added the goal.
The Wolves hit back with a try for Ben Currie and then one for Ryan Atkins, both goaled by Gareth O’Brien to give them a 12-6 interval lead.
But in the second half the Dragons scored two quick tries – the first an opportunist touchdown from Eloi Pelissier and the second from Whitehead, with Dureau again converting both, and a shock looked on the cards.
But an unconverted try from Atkins, shortly after Morgan Escaré had looked almost certain to score but had thrown a poor pass, steadied the Wolves’ nerves, and when Chris Hill went over on 60 minutes, O’Brien’s conversion gave the Wolves a four-point lead. And that was extended to eight points when Currie scored his second try.
A full report and photos from this game will feature in Monday’s edition of League Express.
Tries: Currie (25, 68), Atkins (32, 57), Hill (60); Goals: O’Brien (25, 32, 60)
Tries: Gigot (8), Pelissier (49), Whitehead (53); Goals: Dureau (8, 49, 53)