Super League: Warrington Wolves 48-6 Catalans Dragons

Joel Monghan Warrington Wolves
Joel Monaghan is leaving Warrington at the end of the season
First Utility Super League
Warrington (26) 48
Tries: Monaghan 3, Atkins 2, Johnson 2, Currie, Myler Goals: Sandow 4 Monaghan, Asotasi
Catalans (0) 6
Try: Robin Goal: Dureau

Joel Monaghan scored a hat-trick in his final Warrington home game to help Wolves ease to victory over Catalans.

Monaghan scored twice either side of a Ryan Atkins try, while Jack Johnson and Ben Currie also touched down to put the hosts 26-0 ahead at half-time.

Atkins crossed after the break, and Monaghan collected Stefan Ratchford's kick to complete his hat-trick.

Tries from Johnson and Richie Myler extended the lead, before Stan Robin's late consolation try for Dragons.

Both sides had been eliminated from play-off contention prior to the game, with the result keeping Warrington sixth in Super League, one place ahead of Catalans.

Monaghan's hat-trick was his first treble in Super League since scoring three in a victory over Widnes in September 2014, and came just three days after the club announced the 33-year-old would be released at the end of the season.

Warrington head coach Tony Smith:

"Joel Monaghan has been a champion for us and will go down in our history books for what he has achieved.

"You could not have written a better script for the three boys who took the field for their last home match.

"Joel, Roy [Asotasi] and Richie [Myler] all played some of their best rugby of the year today."

Warrington Wolves: Johnson; Penny, Ratchford, Atkins, Monaghan; Myler, Sandow; Hill, Clark, Sims, Westwood, Currie, G. King.

Replacements: Asotasi, Harrison, Philbin, Dwyer.

Catalans Dragons: Escare; Bosc, Gigot, Inu, Sigismeau; Carney, Dureau; Elima, Henderson, Lima, Whitehead, Garcia, Baitieri.

Replacements: Bousquet, Maria, Guasch, Perez.

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