Wigan Warriors 10-16 Warrington Wolves


Bridge suffered a torn hamstring just before the opening try while Morley appears to have fractured his eye socket in an attempted tackle on Eamon O’Carroll.

Both sides touched down for two tries apiece in this narrowly decided encounter, but the ever-reliable boot of Lee Briers proved to be the difference in the final analysis.

In snowbound conditions in Wigan, it was the Warriors who seemed the more likely to score; but Warrington grabbed the first try when Richie Barnett took advantage of Paul Johnson’s dummy to cut inside and score.

The Wolves furthered their lead with a close-range try from Vinnie Anderson, but Wigan hit back through Mark Calderwood, who touched down from a cross-field kick.

This, along with Morley’s injury, gave the Warriors a sniff, and Mickey Higham’s lofted pass sent David Vaealiki over to ensure a tense finish; yet the Wolves had enough to claim two points.