1. Steve Prescott, 14. Danny Arnold, 3. Scott Gibbs, 4. Paul Newlove, 5.
Anthony Sullivan, 6. Karle Hammond, 7. Bobbie Goulding,
8. Apollo Perelini, 9. Keiron Cunningham, 15. Adam Fogerty, 11. Chris Joynt,
16. Derek McVey, 23. Andy Northey. Interchange: 10. Ian Pickavance, 20. Tommy Martyn, 23. Vila Matautia, 24.
Tries: Paul Newlove, Tommy Martyn
Goals: Bobbie Goulding 3
Having lost both the league and Challenge Cup to St
Helens, Wigan at least ended the season with a trophy in this Premiership
Final at Old Trafford. It proved to be a tight first half. Gary Connolly's
blistering try had Wigan 4-0 up in ten minutes but Saints responded with a
score from Paul Newlove soon after. That made it 6-4 but Shaun Edwards try
in the 21st Minute restored Wigan's lead and two tries from Danny Ellison
extended it to 18-8 by half time. Saints did respond after the interval with
a try from Tommy Martyn making it 18-14 but Simon Haughton crossed on 52
minutes to make it 22-14. Then just after the hour Henry Paul romped to the
line for 28-14 and the game was pretty much decided. Late on Jason Robinson
and Craig Murdock added tries before Ellison completed his hat-trick right
on the hooter.
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