Rugby L


With a lot of focus on the international battles this weekend, there's still one local derby on offer. Widnes come into it with the better of the form after beating Catalans and only just losing to Castleford last week, while Warrington will be desperate to get their first win

1' - We're underway in Widnes, and both sides gain some significant meters in their opening sets, but no one budging too much yet

4' Ryan Atkins is penalised for a high hit, and Widnes gets a chance to relieve the pressure on their line. They'll start on their own 40

5' Get to the last 20 out, but Tom Lineham can claim the kick pretty easily and there's no real threat.

6' - Matty Russell loses the ball, and Widnes should be looking to press but Hep Cahill throws a forward pass after the first tackle and blow the chance.

TRY Warrington!

8' - Ryan Atkins gets his first try of the year. On the last a nice little kick comes in from Dec Patton over the top, and Atkins grabs it with ease. He manages to battle over, but they can't convert and it says 0-4

10' - On the return set, Widnes manage to stop the last tackle kick. But then the ball is ripped straight out! Warrington get a new set 20 out, and they're looking dangerous

11' - And just as I type that, they throw the ball out wide and Russell, but he's bundled into touch by three Widnes defenders

12' - Widnes make it to halfway, but Tom Gilmour just drills the ball into touch and they're able to get a breather, and hope they can calm Warrington down