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29th April 1995: Leeds 10 Wigan 30 (Challenge Cup Final)
Posted by cherryandwhite on October 09 2013 - 16:50

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Saturday 29th April 1995

Leeds 10 Wigan 30
Wembley Stadium, London
Silk Cut Challenge Cup Final

Kick Off: 2:30pm


Wigan Team
1.  Henry Paul  T   

Jason Robinson


Va'aiga Tuigamala


Gary Connolly


Martin Offiah

6.  Frano Botica    G9 
7.  Shaun Edwards    
8.  Kelvin Skerrett    
9.  Martin Hall  T   
10.  Neil Cowie    
11.  Denis Betts    
12.  Mick Cassidy    
13.  Phil Clarke    
Sub.  Paul Atcheson    
Sub.  Andy Farrell    


1. Alan Tait, 2. Jim Fallon, 3. Kevin Iro, 4. Craig Innes, 5. Francis Cummins, 6. Garry Schofield, 7. Graham Holroyd, 8. Harvey Howard, 9. Jimmy Lowes, 10. Esene Faimalo, 11. Gary Mercer, 12. Richie Eyres, 13. Ellery Hanley. Subs: George Mann, Neil Harmon.

Tries: Jimmy Lowes
Goals: Graham Holroyd 3


Wigan were hoping to win their eight Challenge Cup Final in a row whilst Leeds were looking to do better than their ten point loss to Wigan in the previous years final. They started well with a penalty goal from Graham Holroyd putting them 2-0 up but, in the 18th Minute, Jason Robinson spun out of a tackle to race in from 40 metres. That was 6-2 and seven minutes later Henry Paul this time spun through weak tackling to make it 10-2 with the conversion missing. In the ten minutes up to half time, Holroyd kicked a penalty to reduce that lead to 10-4 but Botica responded with one of his home for 12-4 at the break.

Five minutes after the interval, Wigan went further ahead with Robinson claiming his second with a 40 metre dash up the middle from dummy half. Then when Martin Hall scored on 52 minutes it was looking easy for Wigan with them now leading 24-4. Inga Tuigamala's try on 65 minutes was the final nail in the coffin for a disappointing Leeds side but they would claim the games last try from Jimmy Lowes with two minutes to go. Such was Wigan's dominance of the competition in recent years, that mere consolation was met with cheers and applause from the Leeds supporters and a couple of players as well. Wigan though took the ultimate joy with this completing their fifth league and cup double in a row.

Half Time: 

Leeds 4 Wigan 12


78,550 (Gate Receipts: £2,040,000)


Russell Smith (Castleford)


Live Coverage on BBC 1 during Grandstand - Ray French, Steve Simms & Terry Flanagan

Lance Todd: 

Jason Robinson (Wigan)

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