Challenge Cup  Sunday 13th May 2012  Stade Gilbert Brutus  Att: 11,000

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Vincent Duport

Ben Fisher

Michael Simon

Lopini Paea

GOAL SCORERS:

Scott Dureau

Scott Dureau

Scott Dureau

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Chris Bridge

Paul Wood

Chris Riley

Brett Hodgson

Joel Monaghan

GOAL SCORERS:

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Brett Hodgson

Full Report

Match Official: S Ganson


Warrington secure semi-final spot

Warrington withstood a second-half fightback to inflict a first home defeat of the season on Catalan Dragons and book their place in the last four of the Carnegie Challenge Cup with a 32-22 victory.

Veteran full-back Brett Hodgson was the Wolves\' hero, setting up a try for winger Joel Monaghan, scoring one himself and kicking three goals to give the Wolves a 14-6 lead after half an hour.

Prop Lopini Paea touched down for the home side but centre Ryan Atkins carved out a try for winger Chris Riley five minutes before half-time and Hodgson\'s fourth goal made it 20-6 at the break.

However the Dragons, who beat Warrington 44-16 in Super League on Easter Monday, staged a tremendous comeback to put the quarter-final tie back in the balance.

Prop Michael Simon and hooker Ben Fisher both exposed chinks in the Warrington defence to score tries within seven minutes of the re-start and Scott Dureau, who shook off a knee injury to take his place in the Catalan line-up, added both goals to cut the deficit to just two points.

Prop Paul Wood took a pass from Lee Briers to cross for Warrington\'s fourth try to ease the growing anxiety in the visitors\' camp but centre Vincent Duport\'s 71st-minute try gave the Frenchmen renewed hope and it took an interception try from centre Chris Bridge to clinch it seven minutes from the end.

Match Action

  • 74m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 74m
    try

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 71m
    try

    Vincent Duport

    Catalan Dragons

  • 51m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 51m
    try

    Paul Wood

    Warrington

  • 49m
    goal

    Scott Dureau

    Catalan Dragons

  • 49m
    try

    Ben Fisher

    Catalan Dragons

  • 43m
    try

    Michael Simon

    Catalan Dragons

  • 43m
    goal

    Scott Dureau

    Catalan Dragons

  • 36m
    try

    Chris Riley

    Warrington

  • 36m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 31m
    try

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 31m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 25m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington

  • 19m
    goal

    Scott Dureau

    Catalan Dragons

  • 19m
    try

    Lopini Paea

    Catalan Dragons

  • 9m
    try

    Joel Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 9m
    goal

    Brett Hodgson

    Warrington