Warrington Wolves 12-40 St Helens

A strong second half performance ensured St Helens remain on top of the Super League table after they beat Warrington 12-40 at the Halliwell Jones.

The Wolves led 12-6 at the break, courtesy of a Henry Fa'afili try. Vinnie Anderson’s opening try against his former club having been cancelled out by a John Wilkin touchdown.

The first half lead did not last long, however, in a bad tempered match which saw both Mike Wainwright and Maurie Fa’asavalu sin binned for fighting. Saints responded almost instantly after the break, when Matty Smith was freed by Bryn Hargreaves from well inside his own half.

Saints then took full control as John Wilkin stepped into the spotlight scoring one, setting up the next and then intercepting a loose pass from Lee Briers which allowed Leon Pryce to go over for his second of the half.

Poor Warrington defense allowed Ade Gardner to grab a try as John Wilkin’s bomb was left for the Saints’ winger. Leon Pryce was able to complete a memorable second half hat-trick with a fine solo effort to take him over.

Maurie Fa’asavalu then made up for his earlier sin-binning by muscling over for the game’s final try, giving the Champions a convincing 12-40 victory.

Yet another loss for Warrington leaves them hanging just two places above the bottom spot and pressure is surely building on Coach, Paul Cullen, who despite making some big signings, has yet to see his players deliver to their potential.

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