PICTURES EDDIE WHITHAM
YOUNG full-back Josh Thewlis scored a hat-trick as Warrington Wolves beat Huddersfield Giants 32-10 on Saturday afternoon.
Daryl Powell’s side shrugged off the absence of Gareth Widdop and George Williams as stand-in half-backs Riley Dean and Peter Mata’utia guided them to victory.
Daryl Clark started at hooker for his 200th game for the club, and they came up against former Wolves skipper Chris Hill.
Huddersfield were twice reduced to 12 men in the first half, with Australian Jack Cogger shown the yellow card on two separate occasions.
During his first period on the sidelines, the Wolves opened the scoring through Thewlis going over from dummy half.
They extended their lead with a rare eight-point try on the 19 minute mark, Thewlis fouled in the act of scoring by Cogger, which prompted his second sin bin.
A third try followed for Toby King off a Dean kick and the Wolves led 18-0.
Huddersfield got on the board before half time though through Innes Senior.
There was no more scoring until the hour when the Wolves cut loose with three more tries.
Connor Wrench touched down first, before Thewlis hat-trick try and then Ben Currie ran in from 15 metres out.
Huddersfield rounded off the scoring late on through Luke Yates, but it was mere consolation, as Warrington registered a second successive home win.
Warrington: Thewlis; Charnley, Wrench, King, Ashton; Mata’utia, Dean; Mulhern, Clark, Cooper, Currie, Holmes, Davis. Interchanges: Philbin, Bullock, Walker, Magoulias
Huddersfield: Lolohea; I. Senior, Leutele, Wardle, McGillvary; Russell, Cogger; Wilson, Levi, Hill, McQueen, Jones, Yates. Interchanges: Lawrence, Ashworth, Greenwood, Golding
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— Warrington Wolves (@WarringtonRLFC) April 23, 2022