July 11th, 2018

Top 5 Wire wins over Catalans

 

Ahead of Thursday’s game against Catalans we take a look back at the five best contests between the sides over the years.

Catalans 22-26 Warrington, Super 8s 2016

Warrington picked up a crucial win over the Dragons back in 2016 in Perpignan as the race for the League Leaders’ Shield heated up.

The Wire were licking their wounds going into the game following their Challenge Cup Final defeat to Hull FC a week earlier.

Warrington showed their intent from the start and were ahead early on through Dec Patton’s try.

Kevin Penny then raced 80 metres to cross and double the lead before Patton finished off a sensational team move that spanned the length of the field to put the Wire 18-0 up at the break.

Tries after the interval from Vincent Duport and Richie Myler then brought the Dragons back into the contest before Patton added a penalty for Warrington.

Catalans then went in front for the first time as Benjamin Garcia crossed and two penalties from the boot of Tony Gigot gave them a 22-20 lead.

With three minutes left on the clock, Ben Currie found a way over on the left flank to give Warrington a famous away win in Perpignan.

Catalans 24-26 Warrington, 2014

Warrington edged a thrilling contest away in Perpignan back in 2014.

Michael Monaghan put the Wire ahead on 11 minutes after brilliantly shrugging off three Catalans tacklers to cross.

Michael Oldfield responded for Catalans but a try for Gene Ormsby in the corner put the Wire 12-6 in front at the break.

Gregory Mounis forced his way over for the Dragons after the interval before Rhys Evans got a hand on Chris Bridge’s grubber kick to score.

Oldfield then scored his second for Catalans before Joel Monaghan found his way over to give the Wire a 26-18 advantage.

With eight minutes remaining Oldfield completed his hat-trick out wide to set up a tense finish but Warrington held on to secure a narrow win.

Warrington 24-16 Catalans, 2017

Warrington ended their six-game winless run with a nervy win over Catalans at The Halliwell Jones Stadium last season.

Jodie Broughton put the visitors ahead before tries from Benjamin Jullien and Ryan Atkins put the Wire in front.

Richie Myler broke to score against his former club before the break with Warrington narrowly leading 12-10 at the interval.

Atkins then added his second on the hour-mark to extend Warrington’s lead.

Myler then raced his way over for his second try of the afternoon with 10 minutes left to set up a tense finish.

Andre Savelio forced his way over in the dying stages however to seal a thrilling win for the home side.

Warrington 22-18 Catalans, 2007

Warrington edged a dramatic contest between the sides at The Halliwell Jones Stadium back in 2007.

Chris Riley opened the scoring for the Wire after collecting Jon Clarke’s looping pass out wide to cross.

Clint Greenshields hit back for Catalans but tries from Kevin Penny and Brent Grose gave Warrington a 12-6 lead at the break.

The Dragons drew level three minutes after the interval through Stacey Jones’ score but Grose added his second and Lee Briers sent Rob Parker crashing over to give the Wire daylight between the teams.

Justin Murphy’s late try took the scores to within four points and set up a tense finish but the Wire held on for the win.

Catalans 0-26 Warrington, 2018

An emphatic win for the Wolves in Perpignan was a turning point in the Wire’s 2018 season and kick-started a 10-match winning streak.

Warrington had won just two of their opening six games but went ahead early on in rain-soaked Perpignan as Mitch Brown crossed for his first try for the club.

Daryl Clark then forced his way over from close range before Ben Murdoch-Masila struck just before the interval.

The Wire face Catalans this Thursday 12 July at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, 7.45pm kick-off.

Tickets are available from the official club store, by calling 01925 248888 or online below.

The Tonga international grabbed his second after the break before Harvey Livett ran in late on to seal a comfortable win for the Wire.

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