Wigan Warriors 30-0 Salford Red Devils

Friday 4th May 2018
KO: 20:00 - Round: 14

30-0 FT

HT: 18 0

Official: C Kendall

Venue: DW Stadium

  • Wigan Warriors

  • Tries
    Oliver Gildart, Tony Clubb, George Williams, Sam Tomkins 2, John Bateman,

  • Goals
    Sam Tomkins 3,

  • Drop Goals

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Sam Tomkins grabbed a brace of tries as Wigan Warriors kept Salford Red Devils scoreless to keep the pressure on leaders St Helens at the top of Betfred Super League.

In a one-sided game, the Warriors remained patient and took their chances against a very tired Salford outfit as they ran in three unanswered tries inside the opening 40 minutes.

Oliver Gildart crossed for the opening try for the fourth game in a row, while further tries from Tony Clubb and George Williams ensured they held a comfortable 18-0 lead at the break.

Salford were forced to make several changes due to injury, but they were never in this game and Wigan took full advantage to make it six Super League wins in succession with a 30-0 success.

Tomkins turned on the style in the second period as the Warriors again had the lion’s share of possession.

He managed to cross twice in the space of 10 minutes with Salford very rarely making into Wigan’s own 20, with John Bateman crossing for Wigan’s sixth try to round off a good night for Shaun Wane’s men.

A delighted Wane said: “Keeping a Super League team to nil is good and I’m very happy with that. 

“I thought we defended well, that’s what we spoke about all week in training. A part of that is keeping hold of the ball and stopping them getting hold of the ball. It was very professional."

Salford coach Ian Watson said: "It was a real courageous effort to be fair. The defensive effort in the second half, I think we defended 28 sets and we only had the ball for 11 sets.

“Wigan were really good. They showed us a patient mentality of getting repeat set after repeat set which made us do a lot of defending. But a winning team does that and that is something we need to do better when we have the ball."

  • 75: TRY! scored for Wigan by John Bateman
  • 67: TRY! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 57: TRY! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 29: TRY! scored for Wigan by George Williams
  • 29: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 24: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • 24: TRY! scored for Wigan by Tony Clubb
  • 22: TRY! scored for Wigan by Oliver Gildart
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Wigan by Sam Tomkins
  • Key Performers

    Derrell Olpherts

    Metres 180
    4 4

    Logan Tomkins

    Tackles 51
    4 4

    Dan Sarginson

    Metres 152
    5 5

    Liam Marshall

    Metres 159
    5 5

    Tom Davies

    Metres 209
    5 5

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Wigan Warriors 6
    Salford Red Devils 0

    Goals:

    Wigan Warriors 3
    Salford Red Devils 0

    METRES:

    Wigan Warriors 1858
    Salford Red Devils 941

    CARRIES:

    Wigan Warriors 230
    Salford Red Devils 136

    TACKLES:

    Wigan Warriors 292
    Salford Red Devils 397

    OFFLOADS:

    Wigan Warriors 4
    Salford Red Devils 0

    PENALTIES:

    Wigan Warriors 8
    Salford Red Devils 7

    BREAKS:

    Wigan Warriors 7
    Salford Red Devils 1

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Sam Tomkins 2 0 5 1 1 3 6 18 85 4.72 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1
    Tony Clubb 1 0 20 5 0 1 0 12 108 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    John Bateman 1 0 26 4 2 7 0 22 124 5.64 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
    George Williams 1 0 8 1 0 5 10 15 110 7.33 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Oliver Gildart 1 0 11 0 1 5 0 11 149 13.55 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Escare 0 0 16 1 4 3 0 7 57 8.14 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Taulima Tautai 0 0 20 6 0 1 0 13 97 7.46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Sutton 0 0 24 6 1 0 0 19 129 6.79 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Joel Tomkins 0 0 23 5 0 1 0 12 93 7.75 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    William Isa 0 0 24 5 1 1 0 16 112 7.00 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Ben Flower 0 0 22 3 0 1 0 11 102 9.27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Thomas Leuluai 0 3 30 2 0 0 0 9 64 7.11 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Romain Navarrete 0 0 27 7 1 1 0 5 66 13.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Powell 0 1 13 2 2 1 1 7 42 6.00 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Liam Marshall 0 1 4 0 0 1 4 16 159 9.94 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
    Dan Sarginson 0 0 19 6 2 1 0 18 152 8.44 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tom Davies 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 19 209 11.00 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Junior Sau 0 0 24 6 4 2 0 8 60 7.50 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Kris Welham 0 0 12 1 1 3 0 9 102 11.33 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jake Bibby 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 5 17 3.40 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Derrell Olpherts 0 0 9 2 2 1 0 19 180 9.47 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Johnson 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 9 62 6.89 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jake Shorrocks 0 0 26 2 4 1 4 4 15 3.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Littlejohn 0 0 14 1 3 1 2 4 23 5.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 30 4 2 0 0 7 58 8.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Logan Tomkins 0 0 51 6 5 0 0 8 46 5.75 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Gavin Bennion 0 0 24 3 0 0 0 6 29 4.83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Lannon 0 0 28 1 2 3 0 9 58 6.44 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Weller Hauraki 0 0 30 1 3 0 0 8 52 6.50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Daniel Murray 0 0 36 8 2 2 0 14 77 5.50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lama Tasi 0 0 33 4 2 0 0 5 39 7.80 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Luke Burgess 0 0 19 2 1 1 0 9 41 4.56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyrone McCarthy 0 0 36 7 2 0 0 5 42 8.40 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Levy Nzoungou 0 0 17 2 1 1 0 7 40 5.71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties