|2018Super League Grand Final|
|Date||13 October 2018|
|Harry Sunderland Trophy||Stefan Ratchford ( Warrington Wolves)|
The 2018 Super League Grand Final was the 21st official Grand Final and championship-deciding game of Super League XXIII. It was held at Old Trafford in Manchester on 13 October 2018, kick off 18.00. The final was contested by Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors, the third time the two sides have met in the Grand Final with previous meetings in 2013 and 2016 being won by Wigan.
Wigan finished 2nd in regular season and seven wins out of seven in the Super 8's saw them secure 2nd place in the table. A 14–0 victory over third placed Castleford Tigers in the semi-final earned Wigan a place in their 10th Grand Final.
Warrington finished 4th to earn an away trip to League Leaders Shield winners St. Helens in the semi-finals. Warrington Wolves won 18–13 with a late try by Tom Lineham. Warrington Wolves contested their 4th Grand Final.
12 October 2019
|Wigan Warriors||12-4||Warrington Wolves|
|Tries: Manfredi 26', 77' |
|Tries: Charnley 12'|
|Wigan Warriors||Position||Warrington Wolves|
|1||Sam Tomkins||Fullback||1||Stefan Ratchford|
|21||Dominic Manfredi||Wing||2||Tom Lineham|
|4||Oliver Gildart||Centre||3||Bryson Goodwin|
|3||Dan Sarginson||Centre||19||Toby King|
|2||Tom Davies||Wing||27||Josh Charnley|
|6||George Williams||Stand-off||6||Kevin Brown|
|9||Thomas Leuluai||Scrum-half||7||Tyrone Roberts|
|25||Romain Navarette||Prop||8||Chris Hill|
|7||Sam Powell||Hooker||9||Daryl Clark|
|10||Ben Flower||Prop||10||Mike Cooper|
|40||Joe Greenwood||Second-row||30||Bodene Thompson|
|14||John Bateman||Second-row||12||Jack Hughes|
|13||Sean O'Loughlin||Loose forward||34||Ben Westwood|
|20||Morgan Escare||Interchange||17||Joe Philbin|
|19||Ryan Sutton||Interchange||13||Ben Murdoch-Masila|
|12||Liam Farrell||Interchange||19||George King|
|8||Tony Clubb||Interchange||15||Declan Patton|
|Shaun Wane||Coach||Steve Price|
Warrington opened the scoring in a cagey first half on 13 minutes, through Josh Charnley, against his former club, as he took in Stefan Ratchford's looping pass before sliding over in the corner. The touchline conversion was missed by Tyrone Roberts. (0–4) Wigan leveled the score on 25 minutes through Dominic Manfredi, marking his first Grand Final appearance since 2015, (missing the 2016 Final due to injury) with a try in the corner, through great work by Oliver Gildart, as he jinked through the line, before giving it to Manfredi out wide to touch down in the corner. (4-4). Sam Tomkins missed the conversion, and the score would remain level.
On 31 minutes, a George Williams kick into open space, rolled into the in goal area, and Tom Davies managed to beat Josh Charnley to the ball, and score in the corner. The video referee awarded the try after reviewing the footage, and agreed Davies had got a hand on the ball. Again, Tomkins missed the extras and it would remain 8-4 until half time.
The second half would see Warrington come close early on, as Tom Lineham looked to go over in the corner, but a mob of Wigan defenders led by Manfredi and Tomkins forced him into touch. With time running out, Wigan won a penalty on 70 minutes and despite being close to the halfway line, they elected to kick it. Tomkins again missed the kick and the score remained 8–4. On 77 minutes, Manfredi would seal the win for Wigan as he would take in Sam Tomkins' inch perfect pass, before diving over in the corner, to seal the win. Tomkins again missing the conversion, (12-4). Toby King almost got what would have been a consolation score for Warrington in the last minute of the game, but the video ref determined that he'd dropped the ball in his attempt at scoring and the score would remain 12–4.
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