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Wire v St Helens 28.06.19

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A disappointing defeat for the Wire against St Helens who, as usual, got the lucky breaks in an otherwise even contest. In the first half Warrington seemed to have the upper hand but were unable to cross the try line and had to be content with a half time lead of 4-0 curtesy of 2 Declan Patton penalty kicks. Wire went further ahead after the break with another penalty kick before Hughes was, rather harshly, given a yellow card in what was not a dirty game. Saints then scored a try against the 12 man defence thanks to a forward pass obvious to everyone except the officials. Further tries and a drop goal put the visitors ahead although Jake Mamo did score in the corner to reduce the deficit. A penalty right on the final whistle made the final score of 10-21 perhaps a bit flattering to St Helens, but still a disappointing end to the Warrington contingent of the 14,200 crowd.

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St Helens have been the masters of the forward pass to split defences for a long time - don't understand why video ref can't be used for these game changing incidents?

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I believe it's because reasons Gary 😂.

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I think Warrington need to wise up as far as the refs are concerned. Many important games are won by fine margins & getting refereeing decisions to go in your favour is a massive help. Successful teams know how to bend the rules long enough to take advantage before the ref gets fed up & gives a penalty. If the ref blew for every infringement the games would become unwatchable so they let a lot go. Saints,Wigan & Leeds are masters of the dark art & get away with murder. On Friday Saints were offside at every play the ball ...no wonder they have a great "line speed".

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