JOE Philbin has been chosen as The Wire's man of the match from Saturday's Wembley defeat by Warrington Guardian readers.

The interchange prop came on early after Ben Westwood suffered a bang to the head but made a decent enough impact in the defeat to Catalans Dragons.

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Philbin earned 44 per cent of the vote, which was enough for him to beat Toby King (31 per cent) into second spot.

You can see a full breakdown of the voting here.