22nd November 1967: St Helens 11 Wigan 22
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St Helens 11 Wigan 22 - Wednesday 22nd November 1967
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: BBC 2 Floodlit Trophy Quarter Final
Kick Off: 7:30pm


1. Colin Tyrer, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Eric Ashton, 4. Peter Rowe, 5. Bill Francis, 6. David Hill, 7. Frank Parr

WiganlForwards:l 8. Tom Woosey, 9. Colin Clarke, 10. John Stephens, 11. Terry Fogerty, 12. Geoff Lyon, 13. Doug Laughton
WiganlSubs Used:l (None)

WiganlTries:l John Stephens, Colin Tyrer, Billy Boston, Colin Clarke

Colin Tyrer 5


1. Frank Barrow, 2. Tom van Vollenhoven, 3. Tony Barrow, 4. Alan Whittle, 5. Les Jones, 6. Peter Douglas, 7. Tommy Bishop

StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Albert Halsall, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. John Warlow, 11. Cliff Watson, 12. Eric Chisnall, 13. John Mantle
StlHelenslSubs Used:l (None)

StlHelenslTries:l Tom van Vollenhoven, Tommy Bishop, Tony Barrow

John Mantle 1


This Derby in the BBC 2 Floodlit Trophy was meant to have been played the day before but was postponed due to Fog. Quickly re-arranged within 24 hours, but no longer televised, an excellent contest was fought out. Tries from John Stephens and Colin Tyrer had helped Wigan build up a 12-3 Half Time lead with Saints only response coming from Tom van Vollenhoven. Saints hit back early after the break with a try from Tommy Bishop and conversion from John Mantle making it 12-8 but Wigan responded with tries from Billy Boston and Colin Clarke and were comfortable for the rest of the game with a 22-8 advantage. Tony Barrow try for Saints only a late consolation.

Half Time:l St Helens 3 Wigan 12

P.Geraghty (York)




Match had been Postponed the previous day on Tuesday 21st November 1967 (7:24pm Kick Off) due to Fog.
The original date would have seen the second half televised on BBC 2 but this re-scheduled match was not shown.

1967-1968 BBC 2 Floodlit Trophy Quarter Final Results

Tuesday 31st October 1967
Leigh 10 Swinton 2 (Second Half Live on BBC 2)

Tuesday 14th November 1967
Hull Kingston Rovers 12 Warrington 13 (Second Half Live on BBC 2)

Wednesday 22nd November 1967
St Helens 11 Wigan 22

Tuesday 28th November 1967
Castleford 12 Leeds 9 (Second Half Live on BBC 2)