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26th December 1993: Wigan 40 St Helens 8
Posted by cherryandwhite on September 30 2013 - 19:23

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Boxing Day Sunday 26th December 1993

Wigan 40 St Helens 8
Central Park, Wigan
Stones Bitter Championship - Round 15 of 30
Kick Off 3:00pm    (Delayed: 7pm-9pm)

Wigan Team
1.  Joe Lydon   G3 

Jason Robinson

3.  Barrie-Jon Mather    

Gary Connolly


Martin Offiah

6.  Frano Botica    G3 
7.  Shaun Edwards  T   
8.  Kelvin Skerrett    
9.  Martin Hall    
10.  Andy Platt    
11.  Neil Cowie  T   
12.  Andy Farrell  T   
13.  Phil Clarke  T   
Sub.  Sam Panapa  T   
Sub.  Martin Dermott  T   

St Helens 

1. Steve Prescott, 2. Mike Riley, 3. Phil Veivers, 4. Paul Loughlin, 5. Anthony Sullivan, 6. Jon Griffiths, 7. Gus O'Donnell, 8. Andy Dannatt, 9. Bernard Dwyer, 10. Adam Fogerty, 11. Chris Joynt, 12. Sonny Nickle, 13. Shane Cooper. Subs: Andy Haigh, Jonathan Neill.

Tries: Steve Prescott
Goals: Steve Prescott 2


It had been well speculated but Wigan finally announced the signing of All Black Va'aiga Tuigamala prior this Christmas derby, but the game almost didn't happen. Wigan had forgotten to switch on the undersoil heating system and it was left to natural weather to decide whether the game would go ahead. Saints didn't fancy it and protested heavily that the game should be off but referee John Holdsworth declared the pitch fit. It was a slow burner for Wigan. Steve Prescott had already given Saints a 2-0 lead before scoring a try and converting for 8-0 in the 16th Minute. That start led to John Monie replacing Martin Hall with Martin Dermott at hooker and it quickly paid dividends with the substitute crashing over on 22 Minutes. Then Sam Panapa slipped a lovely pass to send Martin Offiah in the left corner and this put Wigan 12-8 up at the break. A try for Andy Farrell made it 18-8 on 43 minutes but it was only after Phil Clarke scored on 58 minutes that Saints began to collapse. Further scores from Neil Cowie, Shaun Edwards and Sam Panapa completed the victory. The pitch for Widnes v Warrington didn't pass an inspection, so Wigan were able to go top of the table for 24 hours at least with that match being re-arranged for the 27th December.

Half Time: 

Wigan 12 St Helens 8




John Holdsworth (Kippax)


Delayed Coverage on Sky Sports

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match

1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 13 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 22 - (Diff: +200)
2nd Place:l Warrington - Played - 14 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 22 - (Diff: +103)
3rd Place:l Bradford - Played - 13 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 22 - (Diff: +93)
4th Place:l Halifax - Played - 15 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 20 - (Diff: +68)
5th Place:l Castleford - Played - 14 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 19 - (Diff: +174)
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