26th December 1967: Wigan 10 St Helens 16
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Boxing Day Tuesday 26th December 1967

Wigan 10 St Helens 16
Central Park, Wigan
League - Match 20 of 34
Kick Off 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1. 

Colin Tyrer

 T   G2 
2.  Billy Boston    
3. 

Eric Ashton

   
4. 

Cliff Hill

   
5. 

Bill Francis

   
6. 

David Hill

   
7. 

Frank Parr

   
8. 

Tom Woosey

   
9. 

Colin Clarke

   
10. 

John Stephens

   
11. 

Terry Fogerty

   
12. 

Geoff Lyon

   
13. 

Doug Laughton

 T   

St Helens 

1. John Houghton, 2. Tom van Vollenhoven, 3. Billy Benyon, 4. Tony Barrow, 5. Les Jones, 6. Frank Myler, 7. Tommy Bishop, 8. John Warlow, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Cliff Watson, 11. Brian Hogan, 12. Eric Chisnall, 13. John Mantle.

Tries: Les Jones 2, Billy Benyon, Tom van Vollenhoven
Goals: John Houghton 2

Summary: 

Wigan took the lead with a Colin Tyrer penalty but a try from Les Jones put Saints 3-2 ahead. That score stuck for a while until Tyrer put Wigan 5-3 up at Half Time with an unconverted try. The game ended up being decided with Saints scoring three tries between the 51st and 58th Minutes. Tries for Billy Benyon, Tom van Vollenhoven and a second try for Jones took Saints into a 16-5 lead that was only dented in the last quarter by a try from Doug Laughton.

Half Time: 

Wigan 5 St Helens 3

Attendance: 

23,100

Referee: 

S.Shepherd (Oldham)