Home team Score Away Team

Warrington

  • Monaghan (2), Grix (2), Atkins,
    Goals: Ratchford (5),
30 - 22

Huddersfield

  • Brough, Ferguson, McGillvary, Connor,
    Goals: Brough (3),
  • First Utility Super League
  • Qualifying Semi-Final
  • 26th Sep 2013
  • KO 20:00
  • Att: 10,042

Super League play-offs: Warrington battle through to Grand Final

Last updated: 27th September 2013   Subscribe to RSS Feed

JERMAINE MCGILLVARY HUDDERSFIELD

Jermain McGillvary: Gave Huddersfield hope with second-half score

SIMON GRIX WARRINGTON WOLVES

Simon Grix: Scored two tries, including the clincher late on

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Warrington have reached the Super League Grand Final for a second straight year after battling to a 30-22 victory over Huddersfield at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The Wolves, who were beaten by Leeds in the Old Trafford showpiece last season, had taken a 14-point lead early in the second half but were clinging on to their advantage by the time Simon Grix scored the killer try late on.

Joel Monaghan and Grix both grabbed a brace of tries, while centre Ryan Atkins also crossed to justify the hosts' selection of the Giants via the Club Call system.

Danny Brough, Jake Connor, Jermaine McGillvary and Dale Ferguson touched down for Huddersfield but could not prevent the table-toppers from seeing their hopes title hopes ended.

Warrington will face either Leeds or Wigan for the Super League crown next Saturday.

The Giants suffered a blow before kick-off when full-back Scott Grix pulled out through injury, leaving 18-year-old Connor to step into the breach with confidence.

But it was the Wolves who made a dream start, with Monaghan scoring the first of his side's five tries after only two minutes courtesy of quick hands from Stefan Ratchford and Chris Bridge.

Panic

Lee Briers' kicking was causing panic in the Huddersfield defence but the Giants eventually relived the pressure and drew level when Luke Robinson's grubber kick was grounded by Brough, who also added the conversion.

The visitors went in front on 21 minutes when Connor joined the attack and took three defenders over the line to score his second try in as many matches.

Huddersfield were looking good value for their 10-6 lead but Warrington eventually regained the momentum and Bridge got Monaghan over for his second try before Grix touched down from Richie Myler's kick on the last tackle.

Ratchford kicked his third conversion to make it 18-10 at half-time, a lead which was extended soon after the break when Atkins collected a high kick from Briers to score.

Ratchford's fourth goal opened up the 14-point advantage but Huddersfield, who lost second rower Brett Ferres with a hand injury just before the interval, fought back admirably.

First, Robinson's looping pass found right winger McGillvary in space and he finished decisively at the corner, then Dale Ferguson danced through the defence to score from close range. Brough added both conversions to reduce the gap to just two points.

However, the home fans were breathing much easier six minutes from time as Briers' kick bounced awkwardly in the Giants' defence and Grix scored under the posts.

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First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - February 28 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Catalans Dragons 3 4
5 Warrington Wolves 3 4
6 Wigan Warriors 2 3
7 Hull FC 3 2
8 Salford Red Devils 3 2
9 Widnes Vikings 2 1
10 Castleford Tigers 3 0
11 Hull K R 2 0
12 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford Tigers
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
19:30Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors
15:00Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Thursday 26th February
Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants
Sunday 15th February
Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R
Saturday 14th February
Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford
Friday 13th February
Hull 6 - 7 Warrington
Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes
Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield
Thursday 12th February
Salford 6 - 52 St Helens
Sunday 8th February
Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield
Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull
Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds

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