Saints were impressive in attack and defence and came away with a comfortable 32-0 victory against the Toronto Wolfpack on a bitterly cold night at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium.

It was Saints who took an early lead after an error from Liam Kay gave Kristian Woolf’s men excellent field position. James Roby fed Jonny Lomax who stepped back inside three Toronto players to score under the posts. Makinson adding the extras.

Saints were in again after a dominant first twenty minutes which stopped Toronto from making any sort of in-roads into the Saints half as a knock on from Sonny Bill-Williams thirty meters from his own line gave Saints good field position and again Roby fed Lomax who threw the dummy and shot through the Toronto line to score. Makinson again converting.

Saints were in again on the very next set as a kick from Jack Welsby was knocked on by Tony Gigot a meter out from his own line. From the resulting scrum Roby found Theo Fages and he fed the impressive James Bentley, playing at centre, who crashed through the defensive line to touchdown under the sticks. Makinson added the two and then kicked a penalty just before half time to give Saints a 20 point lead at the break.

One sour note of the game, saw Bentley hobble off moments before half-time after picking up an ankle injury.

Saints started the second half the way they ended the first forcing the opposition into errors. We made the pressure count when Fages found LMS back on the inside and he crashed his way over.

Saints fifth and final try came after Bodene Thompson was sent off after a shoulder charge on Matty Lees. Saints made the extra man count on the next set when Aaron Smith scooted over from dummy half. Makinson converted from in front of the posts maintaining his perfect goal kicking on the night.

Thompson was then denied a try late on as Lees was adjudged to have obstructed a Toronto player. It didn’t matter mind as Saints ran out comfortable winners.

Match Summary

Toronto Wolfpack: Tony Gigot, Liam Kay, Blake Wallace, Ricky Leutele, Matthew Russell, Gareth O’Brien, Joshua Mccrone, Adam Sidlow, Andrew Ackers, Gadwin Springer, Bodene Thompson, Sonny-Bill Williams, Jon Wilkin

Interchanges: .Anthony Mullally, Thomas Olbison, Hakim Miloudi, Jack Wells.

Saints: Jack Welsby, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, James Bentley, Regan Grace, Jonny Lomax, Theo Fages, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Luke Thompson, Zeb Taia, Dom Peyroux, Morgan Knowles.

Interchanges: Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Matthew Lees, Joseph Paulo, Aaron Smith.

Tries: Lomax (8,23) Bentley (28), LMS (57), Smith ( 68).

Goals: Makinson (5 from 5)

Penalties: Makinson (1 from 1)

HT: 0-20

FT: 0-32

Attendance: TBC

Referee: M Griffiths

Saints Line up

1 Jack Welsby
2 Tommy Makinson
3 Kevin Naiqama
12 James Bentley
5 Regan Grace
6 Jonny Lomax
7 Theo Fages
8 Alex Walmsley
James Roby
10 Luke Thompson
11 Zeb Taia
12 Dominique Peyroux
13 Morgan Knowles
15 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
10 Matty Lees
18 Joseph Paulo
19 Aaron Smith

Toronto Wolfpack Line up

1Tony Gigot
2Liam Kay
3Blake Wallace
4Ricky Leutele
5Matthew Russell
6Gareth O'Brien
7Josh McCrone
8Adam Sidlow
9Andrew Ackers
10Gadwin Springer
11Bodene Thompson
12Sonny-Bill Williams
13Jon Wilkin
14Anthony Mullally
15Thomas Olbison
16Hakim Miloudi
17Jack Wells

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FT: 🇨🇦 Toronto 0-32 Saints 🔴⚪

A professional performance both in attack and defence sees the Saints run out clear winners here in Warrington!


Thommo thinks he has barged his way over to the right of the sticks after picking up a short ball from the impressive Smith, but the video referee calls obstruction!

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Smith again involved as he makes another scoot from dummy half, but as the ball finds its way to Lomax, his pass out wide to Grace cannot find our Welsh winger.

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Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson keeps up his 100% conversion record tonight as he kicks the extras!

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Aaron Smith for Saints

We capitalise instantly on the extra man as Az Smith scoots from dummy half to score under the sticks!

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Red Card
Bodene Thompson for Toronto Wolfpack

Bodene Thompson is shown a red card after a shoulder charge on Matty Lees. Toronto are down to 12…

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A couple of sloppy offloads from Saints give Toronto good field position, but we defend well in the end. Time to keep concentrated boys!

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Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson adds the two from right in front to extend our lead further…!

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Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook for Saints

Our pressure tells as LMS (AKA Stone Cold Steve Austin!) latches onto Fages’ short ball to power his way under the sticks!

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Az Smith is on for Roby who has been heavily involved throughout before Lomax’s dinking kick over the top forces Anthony Mullally in goal.

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Saints move the ball from right to left with Roby involved, but Welsby’s pass can’t find Saints hands and the Wolfpack get the ball back before Josh McCrone then knocks on.

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Both teams exchange sets early in this second half, but not too much more to report. Has anyone got any gloves? 🥶

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Here we go for the second half…Same again, boys!

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HT: 🇨🇦 Toronto 0-20 Saints 🔴⚪

A double from Lomax and a try from Bentley means we take in a healthy lead at the break!

Tommy Makinson for Saints

LMS wins a penalty and Makinson opts to take the two from in front of the sticks and converts to extend our lead before the break!

🇨🇦 Toronto 0-20 Saints 🔴⚪


We think we are in again in the corner, but Zeb Taia is held up and Toronto survive…

🇨🇦 Toronto 0-18 Saints 🔴⚪


After a challenge with Wilkin, the impressive Bentley hobbles off and Knowles comes in at centre.

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Jon Wilkin is putting some big hits on his former Saints before Bentley wins a penalty and we have a chance to extend our lead!

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Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson again adds the extras from right in front of the sticks!

🇨🇦 Toronto 0-18 Saints 🔴⚪

James Bentley for Saints

Bentos is in!! Fages hits Bentley with a short ball and he breaks through a gap in the Toronto defence to score our third try of the game!

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Tommy Makinson for Saints

Makinson again kicks the extras to extend our lead!

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Jonny Lomax for Saints

YESSS! Lomax is over again and it’s a carbon-copy of our opener as he latches onto a short ball from Roby to dive over!

🇨🇦 Toronto 0-10 Saints 🔴⚪


Fages again opts for a high chipped kick but its well taken by the Wolfpack full back only for SBW to knock on and hand possession back to the Saints…

🇨🇦 Toronto 0-6 Saints 🔴⚪


Gigot is again involved for the ‘hosts’ who breaks through, but opts to kick and Jack Welsby does well to gather the loose ball and we will come again…

🇨🇦 Toronto 0-6 Saints 🔴⚪


We come forward again, but Fages’ high kick is well taken by Gigot at the back for Toronto before James Bentley forces Kay into touch on half way with a great tackle!

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Tommy Makinson for Saints

Tommy Mak adds the extras from right in front before the Wolfpack’s kick off goes out on the full!

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Jonny Lomax for Saints

Get innn!! Captain James Roby feeds Jonny Lomax who finds a gap in the Toronto defence and dives under the sticks for the opening try of the game!

🇨🇦 Toronto 0-4 Saints 🔴⚪


The Wolfpack force the turnover and again come forward, but just like their first attack, Gigot’s pass cannot find Liam Kay out wide and now Saints have it back…

🇨🇦 Toronto 0-0 Saints 🔴⚪


The Wolfpack have their first attack of the game and the ball is moved from left to right, but Tony Gigot’s pass finds touch and we have the ball back…

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Fages’ is penalised for a forward pass and Toronto survive this early Saints pressure inside a cold and wet Halliwell Jones Stadium!

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Saints start strongly and Theo Fages’ kick is fumbled by Matty Russell inside the Toronto 10. An early chance here boys!

🇨🇦 Toronto 0-0 Saints 🔴⚪

Saints kick us off attacking the West stand! COYS! 🔴⚪

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