1. David Lyon, 2. Mike Riley, 3. Gary Connolly, 4. Paul Loughlin, 5. Alan
Hunte, 6. Tea Ropati, 7. Gus O'Donnell,
8. Jonathan Neill, 9. Bernard Dwyer, 10. George Mann, 11. Chris Joynt, 12.
Sonny Nickle, 13. Shane Cooper. Sub: Jonathan Griffiths.
Tries: Gary Connolly, Paul Loughlin
Goals: (None) Drop Goals: Gus O'Donnell 2
Having already won the League, Challenge Cup,
Regal Trophy & Lancashire Cup, Wigan were aiming to complete the "Grand
Slam" in this Premiership Final against St Helens, who they had beaten to the
title only on points difference. Saints had led 4-0 at half time with a try
from Gary Connolly but Mike
Forshaw's try in the 59th Minute levelled the scores at 4-4. Then two drop
goals from Gus O'Donnell edged Saints into a 6-4 lead before Paul Loughlin's
try sealed the win. Wigan tried in vain to get the equalising score but they
looked very tired in that last quarter. This loss was Wigan's first defeat
in 18 finals since losing to Saints in the 1984 Lancashire Cup Final.
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