Match report as Wigan Warriors Under-19s beat local rivals Warrington Wolves Under-19s at Robin Park Arena
Wigan take comfortable 28-6 victory scoring five tries to Warrington’s one
- Jake Sculthorpe (2), Ethan Havard, Cian Tyrer, Callum Green with Wigan’s tries
Wigan Warriors Under-19s beat Warrington Wolves Under-19s 28-6 in the second game of the Academy double header at Robin Park Arena.
Darrell Goulding named an inexperienced side as eight Under-19s players were set to feature in the Reserves fixture that followed. Ethan Havard and Jake Sculthorpe came back into the starting 13 while Oliver Waite made an appearance from the bench as well as being picked to play in the Reserves game too.
Wigan were the first to score as Jake Sculthorpe touch down. A high kick by Harry Smith troubled the Warrington defence and Sculthorpe jumped the highest and collected the ball to score inside the try line. Smith converted to make it 6-0.
The Warriors made it 12-0 soon after as Ethan Havard eased over. Ryan Forshaw tricked the Wolves line with a dummy and gave a neat offload to Havard who went through the gap to score under the posts. Smith added the two points.
Warrington made the second half intriguing, as Henry Collins went over in the corner seven minutes before the break. The away side put together a quick move on the left side with a few passes and Cole Oakley provided Collins who raced towards the line to score. There was just six points separating the two sides as Joe Edge converted the kick.
However, Wigan stretched their lead to 16-6, as Cian Tyrer scored 16 minutes into the second half. In a carbon copy of Warrington’s try, the Warriors got the ball on the left side with a string of passes and Ben Holcroft found Tyrer but the winger still had a lot to do, as he managed to cut inside excellently and beat four Wolves men to dart over.
Callum Green all but assured the Cherry and Whites of the win just after the hour mark as he eased over the line. James McDonnell chose to go right from dummy half and he found Green with a quick-fire pass and the fullback scored from close range. Smith added the extras and Wigan took a 22-6 lead.
Wigan’s fifth and final try came through Sculthorpe who scored his second of the game. Green caused danger in the Warrington line with his silky footwork and he found Sculthorpe who comfortably went over to score. Smith completed the 28-6 win with the converted kick.
FULL TIME: Wigan Warriors U19s 28–6 Warrington Wolves U19s
Wigan Warriors U19s– 28
Tries: Sculthorpe (2), Havard, Tyrer, Green
Goals: Smith 4/5
Warrington Wolves U19s– 6
Goals: Edge 1/1
Wigan Warriors U19s: 1. Callum Green, 2. Sam Halsall, 3. Ben Holcroft, 4. Jake Sculthorpe, 5. Cian Tyrer, 6. Ryan Forshaw, 7. Harry Smith, 8. Nathan Wilde, 9. Aiden Roden, 10. Ethan Havard, 11. James McDonnell, 12. Joe Shorrocks, 19. Morgan Smithies
Interchange: 14. Max Roberts, 15. Oliver Waite, 16. Nathan Reidy, 23. Amir Bourouh
Warrington Wolves U19s: 1. Joe Edge, 2. Lewis Hall, 3. Joe Pilling, 4. Cole Oakley, 5. Henry Collins, 6. Riley Dean, 7. Ritchie Westwood, 20. Jack Wright, 9. Elliot Windley, 10. Jordan Olmez, 11. Taylor Brown, 12. Luis Johnson, 13. Ellis Robson
Interchange: 14. Padraig Anglin, 15. Jack Wilson, 8. Jacob Chamberlain, 17. Eribe Doro
Image – Sean Gosling