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St Helens

  • Gardner, Hohaia, Turner (2),
    Goals: Makinson (3),
22 - 48

Warrington

  • Morley, Briers, Waterhouse (2), Grix, Atkins, Riley (2),
    Goals: Ratchford (8),
  • Super League
  • 25th May 2013
  • KO 18:45
  • Att: 30,793

Super League: Warrington Wolves crush St Helens

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Jordan Turner R of St Helens is tackled by Ryan Atkins L and Trent Waterhouse

Saints' Jordan Turner tangles with Trent Waterhouse

Stefan Ratchford C of Warrington is tackled by Sia Soliola

Warrington's Stefan Ratchford is tackled by Sia Soliola

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Chris Riley scored two of Warrington's eight tries as the Wolves beat St Helens 48-22 in the climax to day one of Super League's Magic Weekend at the Etihad Stadium.

Second rower Trent Waterhouse also crossed twice and kicked eight goals from as many attempts as the Wolves bounced back from their surprise home defeat by Hull to secure their fifth win out of seven at the annual two-day Super League extravaganza.

Saints made the worst possible start when Jon Wilkin's grubber kick was seized on by Simon Grix and, inside the first set of tackles, Richie Myler and Ryan Atkins combined to get Riley over for his first try.

They looked to be still in shock when Atkins leapt in the air to collect Stefan Ratchford's lofted kick to score a second try and, with Ratchford adding both conversions, the Wolves led 12-0 after five minutes.

Superb offloads by ball-handling Pacific Islanders Willie Manu and Tony Puletua created the space for centre Jordan Turner to get winger Ade Gardner over for Saints' opening try on 16 minutes.

Tom Makinson kicked the touchline conversion and there were only two points between the sides when stand-off Nathan Ashe sent Turner over for a second try after Atkins had lost the ball on his own 20-metre line.

The game was finely balanced at that stage but the Wolves took a firm grip with three more tries in the last 13 minutes of the first half.

Riley took two defenders over the line with him after taking Ratchford's pass for his second, veteran Lee Briers dummied his way past Wilkin and Waterhouse finished off a 50-metre flowing move for his side's fifth try of the first half.

Platform

Ratchford's fumble on his own 10-metre line early in the second half gave Saints a perfect attacking platform and they made the most of it when Turner gathered Wilkin's kick to claim his second try.

Warrington's grip loosened even more midway through the second half when Gardner fended off Myler to race down the wing and second rower Josh Jones got the supporting Lance Hohaia over for a fourth Saints try.

Makinson kicked his third goal to cut the gap to just eight points but the Wolves simply stepped up a gear in the final quarter to run in three more tries.

Waterhouse took Myler's pass to stretch out for the line to register his second, Grix had a simple run-in after Turner had shot out of the defensive line to attempt an interception and returning skiper Adrian Morley supported a break by Mickey Higham to score the most popular try of the day.

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2 Wigan Warriors 21 30
3 Leeds Rhinos 21 30
4 Castleford Tigers 21 29
5 Warrington Wolves 21 28
6 Huddersfield Giants 21 26
7 Catalan Dragons 21 23
8 Widnes Vikings 21 21
9 Hull K R 21 18
10 Salford Red Devils 21 17
11 Wakefield Wildcats 21 17
12 Hull FC 21 15
13 Bradford Bulls * 21 2
14 London Broncos 21 0
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