Super League  Sunday 9th March 2014  The Hive  Att: 1,377

Squad

Atkins, Bishay, Caton-Brown, Cook, Cunningham, Drinkwater, Farrar, Forster, Foster, Griffin, Krasniqi, Macani, McMeeken, Minns, Moore, O'Callaghan, Slyney, Solomona, Wallace.

Squad

Asotasi, Atkins, Bridge, Currie, B. Evans, R. Evans, Higham, Hill, Laithwaite, J. Monaghan, M. Monaghan, Myler, O'Brien, Ormsby, Ratchford, G. Riley, Russell, Waterhouse, Westwood.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Thomas Minns

Ben Farrar

Nick Slyney

GOAL SCORERS:

Mike Bishay

Mike Bishay

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Ryan Atkins

Rhys Evans

Rhys Evans

Ryan Atkins

Rhys Evans

Gene Ormsby

Rhys Evans

Chris Bridge

Roy Asotasi

GOAL SCORERS:

Stefan Ratchford

Stefan Ratchford

Stefan Ratchford

Stefan Ratchford

Full Report

Match Official: M Thomason

Rhys Evans ran in four tries as Warrington Wolves subdued a feisty London Broncos 44-16 in the capital.

Winger Evans struck either side of half-time in this First Utility Super League encounter, then twice in the game's closing moments as the Wolves erased a 16-14 interval deficit to eventually ease home.

For Warrington it evened their season record at two wins and two losses, while the Broncos remain winless.

The hosts were forced into a number of changes for the clash, shorn of hamstring victims James Duckworth and Nesiasi Mataitonga, as well as Josh Drinkwater, with Ben Farrar switching to full-back, Jordan Atkins returning at right wing and Mike Bishay at stand-off.

There was also a place among the replacements for former Melbourne Storm winger Denny Solomona, who had only arrived from Australia yesterday morning.

For the Wolves, Evans replaced Joel Monaghan, while there were spots on the bench for debutant Matty Russell and Glenn Riley.

Warrington were first on the board inside three minutes, Roy Asotasi taking a short pass from Ben Westwood and crashing over.

But within five minutes the Broncos had struck back, Nick Slyney muscling over from close range after good work from Bishay.

The game was proving a more even contest than perhaps many had expected, with the Londoners giving as good as they got in the first quarter.

And things got even better for the Broncos on 16 minutes, Farrar selling a dummy to the Wire defence before sneaking over in the corner to make it 12-6.

Still London pushed on, moving further ahead when Thomas Minns claimed a Scott Moore cross-kick before burrowing over on 23 minutes.

That shock spurred Warrington into life, Chris Bridge showing great strength to break over in the corner just two minutes later. And the Wolves closed the gap to just two points with seven minutes of the half remaining, Bridge opening up the space for Evans to canter over.

Moments into the second half Warrington moved back into the lead, Gene Ormsby shrugging off some weak tackles to touch down after claiming a sloppy Bishay kick. Now Wire had the bit between their teeth, Evans claiming his second try in the 47th minute when he rounded off a flowing passing move involving Bridge and Ryan Atkins.

London were looking tired, offering little in attack but still proving manful in defence. But, despite waves of pressure, the visitors were unable to tack on a further score, and the Broncos were mightily close to reducing the deficit midway through the half when Jamie O'Callaghan could only get fingers to a Moore kick in the corner.

Minns then spilled a further chance for the hosts as London rallied again, but that miss proved costly when the Wolves put the game to bed on 67 minutes, Atkins galloping home after a break from Michael Monaghan.

Three minutes later Evans claimed his third score, pouncing to race clear after a Broncos pass had gone to ground on halfway.

There was still time for the winger to claim his fourth score, squeezing in at the corner after Bridge was held short. Atkins added his second with the final play of the game, intercepting a Farrar pass to race the length of the field and score.

Match Action

  • 80m
    try

    Ryan Atkins

    Warrington

  • 75m
    try

    Rhys Evans

    Warrington

  • 70m
    goal

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 70m
    try

    Rhys Evans

    Warrington

  • 67m
    try

    Ryan Atkins

    Warrington

  • 67m
    goal

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 50m
    interchange_off

    Trent Waterhouse

    Warrington

  • 50m
    interchange_on

    Ben Evans

    Warrington

  • 48m
    try

    Rhys Evans

    Warrington

  • 46m
    try

    Gene Ormsby

    Warrington

  • 46m
    goal

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington

  • 35m
    interchange_on

    Denny Solomona

    London Broncos

  • 35m
    interchange_off

    Matt Cook

    London Broncos

  • 33m
    try

    Rhys Evans

    Warrington

  • 28m
    try

    Chris Bridge

    Warrington

  • 25m
    interchange_on

    James Laithwaite

    Warrington

  • 25m
    interchange_off

    Ben Currie

    Warrington

  • 24m
    try

    Thomas Minns

    London Broncos

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    Matthew Russell

    Warrington

  • 22m
    interchange_on

    George Griffin

    London Broncos

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Olsi Krasniqi

    London Broncos

  • 22m
    interchange_off

    Michael Monaghan

    Warrington

  • 20m
    interchange_off

    Roy Asotasi

    Warrington

  • 20m
    interchange_on

    Glenn Riley

    Warrington

  • 17m
    goal

    Mike Bishay

    London Broncos

  • 17m
    try

    Ben Farrar

    London Broncos

  • 14m
    interchange_off

    Nick Slyney

    London Broncos

  • 14m
    interchange_on

    Carl Forster

    London Broncos

  • 9m
    goal

    Mike Bishay

    London Broncos

  • 9m
    try

    Nick Slyney

    London Broncos

  • 4m
    try

    Roy Asotasi

    Warrington

  • 4m
    goal

    Stefan Ratchford

    Warrington