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4th May 1975: Wigan 16 St Helens 22
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 07 2013 - 03:26

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Sunday 4th May 1975

Wigan 16 St Helens 22
Central Park, Wigan
Premiership Trophy Semi Final
Kick Off 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1. 

George Fairbairn

   G5 
2. 

Stuart Wright

   
3.  David Hill    
4.  Bill Francis    
5.  Kevin O'Loughlin    
6.  Jimmy Nulty    
7. 

Bernard Coyle

   
8. 

Brian Hogan

   
9.  Colin Clarke    
10.  Dennis Ashcroft    
11. 

Brian Gregory

 T   
12. 

Bill Melling

   
13.  Bob Irving  T   

 

Sub. 

Dave Willicombe

   

St Helens 

1. Geoff Pimblett, 2. Les Jones, 3. Frank Wilson, 4. David Hull, 5. Roy Mathias, 6. Johnny Walsh, 7. Jeff Heaton, 8. John Warlow, 9. Tony Karalius, 10. John Mantle, 11. Eddie Cunningham, 12. Eric Chisnall, 13. Kel Coslett. Sub: Mel James.

Tries: Eric Chisnall, Frank Wilson, Johnny Walsh, Geoff Pimblett
Goals: Kel Coslett 5

Summary: 

Wigan will have been spewing at the way they threw this Premiership Trophy tie away. They led 16-2 in the 52nd Minute when Bob Irving and Saints Eddie Cunningham were both Sent Off for Fighting. That incident sparked champions St Helens into life and they found four tries afterwards to seal a "remarkable recovery" to win 22-16. All that despite Saints having needed an extra replay to progress past their midweek Round 2 clash with Bradford. One newspaper reporter described this turnaround as ""the most incredible transformation" he had ever seen.

Half Time:  Wigan 11 St Helens 2
Attendance: 

13,914

Referee: 

Fred Lindop (Wakefield)

Results:  1974-75 Premiership Trophy Semi Finals

Sunday 4th May 1975
Leeds 18 Hull Kingston Rovers 8
Wigan 16 St Helens 22

1974-75 Premiership Trophy Final

Saturday 17th May 1975
St Helens 11 Leeds 26 (at Central Park, Wigan - Live on BBC 1)

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