26th December 1959: Wigan 7 St Helens 19
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Wigan 7 St Helens 19 - Boxing Day Saturday 26th December 1959
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League
Kick Off: 2:30pm


1. Fred Griffiths, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Eric Ashton, 4. Keith Holden, 5. Mick Sullivan, 6. Dave Bolton, 7. Brian Scrivens


8. John Barton, 9. Frank Wright, 10. Frank Collier, 11. Norman Cherrington, 12. Geoff Lyon, 13. Jack Gregory

WiganlTries:l Eric Ashton
WiganlGoals:l Fred Griffiths 2


1. Austin Rhodes, 2. Tom van Vollenhoven, 3. Ken Large, 4. Frank Carlton, 5. Jan Prinsloo, 6. Alex Murphy, 7. Alan Briers

StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Ab Terry, 9. Dave Harrison, 10. Alan Prescott, 11. Fred Terry, 12. Dick Huddart, 13. Vince Karalius

StlHelenslTries:l Alan Briers, Frank Carlton, Ab Terry
StlHelenslGoals:l Austin Rhodes 5

After a tight first half the game turned with a "peculiar kick" from Vince Karalius early in the second half. His effort was well sliced and blown way backwards in the strong wind. Eric Ashton hacked it forward towards the Saints line but Alan Briers eventually collected and Saints somehow managed to return it the length of the field for a score. Briers found Jan Prinsloo with a pass and Franck Carlton finished in the corner for a 12-7 Saints lead that Wigan never recovered from.

Half Time:l Wigan 7 St Helens 7
Referee:l D.T.H Davies (Manchester)
Attendance:l 33,197