THE Wire came crashing back to earth as St Helens handed them their heaviest Super League loss of the season.

They conceded six tries in a 38-12 defeat, with Blake Austin and Daryl Clark crossing in reply.

Mike Cooper's sin-binning in the first half proved costly as Saints took a grip of the match while he was off the field.

Steve Price's side now drop below their opponents in the Super League table.

> 'They played us off the park' - Ryan Atkins' honest assessment of Saints defeat

> A brutal reminder of the standard required - our Guardian Verdict

> Vote for your Wire man of the match

> 'They wanted it more,' admits Price plus Murdoch-Masila injury update

> Match action photo gallery

> Wire's night to forget as it happened

Match facts

Super League, Round 10

Friday, April 12, 2019

St Helens...38 Warrington Wolves...12

Saints: Lachlan Coote; Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Mark Percival, Regan Grace; Jonny Lomax, Danny Richardson; Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Luke Thompson, Dom Peyroux, Zeb Taia, Morgan Knowles. Subs: Joseph Paulo, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Kyle Amor, Matty Lees

Wolves: Stefan Ratchford; Josh Charnley, Toby King, Ryan Atkins, Tom Lineham; Blake Austin, Declan Patton; Chris Hill, Daryl Clark, Mike Cooper, Jack Hughes, Ben Currie, Joe Philbin. Subs: Jason Clark, Lama Tasi, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Matt Davis

Scoring: Coote penalty, 10mins, 2-0; Austin try, 14mins, Ratchford goal, 2-6; Percival try, 20mins, 6-6; Coote penalty, 24mins, 8-6; McCarthy-Scarsbrook try, 34mins, Coote goal, 14-6; Lomax try, 38mins, Coote goal, 20-6; D Clark try, 46mins, Ratchford goal, 20-12; Lees try, 50mins, Coote goal, 26-12; Grace try, 60mins, Coote goal, 32-12; Coote penalty goal, 61mins, 34-12; Makinson try, 64mins, 38-12

Penalties: Saints 8 Wolves 6

Sin bin: Cooper (high tackle, 28mins)

Referee: James Child

Attendance: 17,078

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