Super League  Friday 30th May 2014  Halliwell Jones Stadium  Att: 10,312

Squad

Asotasi, Atkins, C. Bridge, Currie, Dwyer, England, B. Evans, R. Evans, Harrison, Higham, Hill, Laithwaite, J. Monaghan, M. Monaghan, Myler, Ormsby, Ratchford, Riley, Russell.

Squad

Hardaker, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Leuluai, Peacock, Ablett, Sinfield, S. Ward, Delaney, Bailey, Kirke, Clarkson, Achurch, Briscoe, Sutcliffe, Singleton, R. Ward.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Joel Monaghan

Chris Bridge

Chris Hill

Chris Bridge

GOAL SCORERS:

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Kylie Leuluai

GOAL SCORERS:

Kevin Sinfield

Full Report

Match Official: J Child

Chris Bridge scored 16 points in a man-of-the-match display as Warrington Wolves continued their fine form with an excellent 24-6 victory over First Utility Super League leaders Leeds Rhinos at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Wire went into the match on the back of three comprehensive wins and it showed as they completely outplayed the Rhinos, who could not contain the home side's speed around the ruck.

After an even opening Warrington took control of the contest courtesy of Bridge's brace and a Chris Hill try.

Carl Ablett and Zak Hardaker put their names in the hat for tackle of the season either side of the break before Kylie Leuluai scored his first try of the campaign on his 200th Super League appearance.

Joel Monaghan had the last word as the Wolves made it five home wins in a row and knocked the Rhinos off top spot.

Warrington were boosted by the return of both Joel and Michael Monaghan. They came in for Brad Dwyer and the influential Ben Westwood, who began his three-match suspension.

The Rhinos made just one change as their own talisman Jamie Peacock replaced Brett Delaney, who was ruled out through illness.

The Wolves almost took the lead as early as the second minute but Stefan Ratchford could not finish off an enterprising last-tackle play.

It was Leeds' turn to spurn a good opportunity next, Ablett spilling the ball as he reached for the line after receiving a short pass from Chris Clarkson.

Warrington edged ahead on 18 minutes when Michael Monaghan's inside ball found Bridge, who dummied Hardaker on his way to the line before converting his own try.

Wire were celebrating again 10 minutes from the break after Hill slid between the posts following a break by Richie Myler.

Bridge added the extras to pass 1,000 career points and brought up another milestone before half-time as he took a pass from Myler and got on the outside of his man to go over for his 100th Warrington try.

The hosts thought they had a fourth in the final minute of the half but were denied by a brilliant last-ditch tackle by Ablett on Joel Monaghan.

Hardaker dragged a flying Rhys Evans into touch just short of the try line as Warrington threatened to pull away further at the start of the second period.

The Wolves continued to cut Leeds open and had a try ruled out at the end of another sparkling move for a knock-on by Ben Evans.

Bridge knocked over a penalty to put Warrington 20-0 to the good before the Rhinos gave themselves hope on 60 minutes through Leuluai after good work by fellow prop Peacock as the visitors kept the ball alive.

That was as good as it got for Leeds, though, and Joel Monaghan added gloss to the result with a try in the corner after receiving a cut-out ball from Micky Higham.

Match Action

  • 72m
    try

    Joel Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 58m
    goal

    Kevin Sinfield

    Leeds

  • 58m
    try

    Kylie Leuluai

    Leeds

  • 54m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 49m
    interchange_on

    Micky Higham

    Warrington

  • 49m
    interchange_off

    James Laithwaite

    Warrington

  • 35m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 35m
    try

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 33m
    interchange_off

    Ben Harrison

    Warrington

  • 33m
    interchange_on

    Roy Asotasi

    Warrington

  • 31m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 31m
    try

    Chris Hill

    Warrington

  • 29m
    interchange_on

    Brad Singleton

    Leeds

  • 29m
    interchange_off

    Robbie Ward

    Leeds

  • 28m
    interchange_off

    Mitch Achurch

    Leeds

  • 28m
    interchange_on

    Liam Sutcliffe

    Leeds

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Anthony England

    Warrington

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Richie Myler

    Warrington

  • 23m
    interchange_on

    Stevie Ward

    Leeds

  • 23m
    interchange_off

    Chris Clarkson

    Leeds

  • 20m
    interchange_on

    Ben Evans

    Warrington

  • 20m
    interchange_off

    Ben Currie

    Warrington

  • 18m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 18m
    try

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 17m
    interchange_off

    Kylie Leuluai

    Leeds

  • 17m
    interchange_on

    Ian Kirke

    Leeds