Super League  Friday 9th May 2014  Halliwell Jones Stadium  Att: 8,816

Squad

Asotasi, Atkins, C. Bridge, D. Bridge, Currie, England, B. Evans, R. Evans, Harrison, Higham, Hill, Laithwaite, J. Monaghan, M. Monaghan, O'Brien, Ormsby, Ratchford, Russell, Waterhouse.

Squad

Escare, Pryce, Pomeroy, Oldfield, Lima, Taia, Anderson, Barthau, Maria, Pelissier, Millard, Pala, Simon, Bousquet, Paea, Baitieri, Duport, Garcia, Guasch.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

James Laithwaite

Micky Higham

Chris Bridge

Stefan Ratchford

Joel Monaghan

Anthony England

Joel Monaghan

GOAL SCORERS:

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Chris Bridge

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Morgan Escare

Vincent Duport

GOAL SCORERS:

William Barthau

Full Report

Match Official: J Child

Warrington Wolves centre Joel Monaghan passed the 100-try milestone on his 100th appearance for the club as Tony Smith's side returned to winning ways with a convincing First Utility Super League victory over Catalan Dragons.

Monaghan, in his fourth year with the Wolves since his move from the NRL in 2011, hit the 100-try mark with the opening score of the game and he soon made it 101 as he claimed two first-half touchdowns in the 42-10 success.

Stand-off Chris Bridge was once again among the points as he finished with a personal haul of 18 with a try and seven goals at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Warrington's other tries came from Stefan Ratchford, Anthony England, Micky Higham and James Laithwaite - for whom it was a first Super League try.

The Dragons could only manage consolation scores through Vincent Duport and Morgan Escare and a William Barthau conversion on another disappointing night.

Warrington welcomed back Ratchford to partner Bridge in the halves while Gene Ormsby earned a recall on the wing after Kevin Penny suffered knee ligament damage in the defeat at Bradford Bulls.

The Wolves were still without injury absentees Ben Westwood, Simon Grix, Paul Wood and Richie Myler.

Jeff Lima returned at prop for the Dragons as Olivier Elima was ruled out with a leg injury, while Barthau continued at scrum-half in the absence of experienced duo Thomas Bosc and Scott Dureau.

The start of the contest was riddled with poor handling. Wolves prop England dropped the very first pass of the match from the kick-off - and that set the tone for an opening 10 minutes which saw both sides guilty of numerous errors.

The Dragons came close to opening the scoring after 14 minutes with the first significant chance of the game - but winger Michael Oldfield was denied a try in the corner when Rhys Evans tackled him into touch.

The French side were made to pay for that missed opportunity three minutes later when Monaghan opened the scoring, with Bridge converting.

It got better for the home side three minutes later when they extended their lead with a scrappy try which saw Michael Monaghan's pass deflect off Catalan forward Jason Baitieri and England was on hand to pick up the loose ball and touch down for a simple try. Bridge again converted to make it 12-0.

The Wolves took a stranglehold on the game with a superb third try which saw full back Matty Russell break from deep, Ormsby carried on the move and his inside pass allowed Joel Monaghan to claim his second try of the night.

Five minutes before half-time Ratchford scored a fine individual try as he stepped through a tired Catalan defence and Bridge maintained his 100 per cent record with the boot to give Warrington a commanding 24-0 advantage.

It took the home side less than a minute after the restart to increase their lead when Ben Evans charged down Barthau's kick and Laithwaite scooped up the loose ball to send Bridge racing clear to score.

There was no respite for the Dragons as four minutes later a superb midfield break by prop Chris Hill saw the supporting Higham take his pass and sprint clear to touch down, with Bridge adding both conversions.

Laithwaite claimed Warrington's seventh try of the night before Catalan finally got on the scoreboard on 65 minutes with Duport's try - which Barthau converted.

The visitors also claimed a last-minute try through Escare - but it was little consolation for the well-beaten French side.

Match Action

  • 79m
    try

    Morgan Escare

    Catalan Dragons

  • 74m
    interchange_on

    Ben Currie

    Warrington

  • 74m
    interchange_off

    Chris Hill

    Warrington

  • 66m
    try

    Vincent Duport

    Catalan Dragons

  • 66m
    goal

    William Barthau

    Catalan Dragons

  • 55m
    try

    James Laithwaite

    Warrington

  • 55m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 46m
    try

    Micky Higham

    Warrington

  • 46m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 42m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 42m
    try

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 36m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 36m
    try

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 31m
    interchange_on

    Micky Higham

    Warrington

  • 31m
    interchange_off

    Michael Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 29m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 29m
    try

    Joel Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 27m
    interchange_on

    Ben Evans

    Warrington

  • 27m
    interchange_off

    Ben Harrison

    Warrington

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Jeff Lima

    Catalan Dragons

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Lopini Paea

    Catalan Dragons

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Benjamin Garcia

    Catalan Dragons

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    Mickael Simon

    Catalan Dragons

  • 24m
    interchange_on

    Roy Asotasi

    Warrington

  • 24m
    interchange_off

    Anthony England

    Warrington

  • 21m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 21m
    try

    Anthony England

    Warrington

  • 17m
    try

    Joel Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 17m
    goal

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington