The Catalans Dragons inflicted Warrington’s seventh defeat of the season in the second half at Perpignan.
Sam Tomkins came back early with a broken leg to torment Wolves with a dynamic display from the linebacker, including eight crucial goal kicks that were crucial in a fierce competition even to three very late attempts.
Warrington had nerves of steel early on in this match as they caught the Dragon 6-6 at the end of the first half but five attempts in the second half from Mitch Pierce, Julian Bousquet, Gil Dodson, Fouad Yaha and Arthur Murg saw the Dragon deserved to win.
Tomkins was the first to cause a disturbance on the scoreboard with a ninth-minute penalty after Warrington’s second rower Oliver Holmes was penalized for a major tackle on Murg.
But Wolverhampton’s half George Williams turned the tide with two breaks resulting in winger Conor Wrench scoring the first attempt of the match at the right corner, Peter Matautia on goal from the touchline with the conversion to make it 6-2.
And soon the young French player Mathieu Laguerre crossed the goal line for the Catalans, but referee Liam Moore decided that he did not stop the ball correctly. However, there was no mistaking Tom Davis’ touchdown in the 23rd minute after he got a smart pass from the tackle by his center Tyrone May to tie the results.
It was giant prop Sam Kasiano off the bench that really shot the Dragons as he and fellow front row substitute Dudson shelved Warrington with a series of powerful, punitive hits.
But the Catalans were unable to convert the pressure into points, and the two teams remained tied 6-6 in the first half.
The Dragon came out shooting after the break with an early penalty from Tomkins but Warrington responded with a 70m break from Wrench, ending with a tackle from Tomkins.
The match was halted when Warrington defender Josh Thewlis needed attention with an apparent injury, and the Catalans were then forced to withdraw from the goal line. Then Pierce advanced on Thewlis and climbed to Peter Matautia to equalize the results again with a penalty kick.
The Catalans then diverted the ball to the other end of the field where Pierce stepped aside and twisted over the line, needing video referee evidence to prove he had stopped the ball, Tomkins added the diversion to make the score 14-8 in the 57th minute.
The Dragon cornered Theoless in his own goal area to force them to drop again from between the posts and Warrington went back for a penalty in the 65th minute when Jason Clarke considered him interfering with the ball play.
Indiscipline again cost Warrington when Tomkins was taken off with a high shot and from the resulting field position, Prop Bousquet found a gap in the line to score from short range. Tomkins’ successful conversion extended the lead to 22-8 10 minutes from the end of the match.
Cassiano then exploded midfield to release Dodson who slipped over the line under the poles, and Tomkins added the conversion for 28-8.
Cassiano then cut the loss again to put winger Yaha into the left corner, and tried to make him the club’s all-time leading scorer with 88 defeats before turning Yaha into a saver for French half Morge who sealed the scoring in the final. the moment.