|WiganlBacks:l||1. Colin Tyrer, 2. Keri Jones, 3. Bill Francis, 4. Peter Rowe, 5. Stuart Wright, 6. David Hill, 7. Warren Ayres|
|WiganlForwards:l||8. Brian Hogan, 9. Colin Clarke, 10. Geoff Fletcher, 11. Bill Ashurst, 12. Dave Robinson, 13. Kevin O'Loughlin|
|WiganlGoals:l||Colin Tyrer 3|
|StlHelenslBacks:l||1. Geoff Pimblett, 2. John Wills, 3. Billy Benyon, 4. Johnny Walsh, 5. Frank Wilson, 6. Alan Whittle, 7. Jeff Heaton|
|StlHelenslForwards:l||8. John Stephens, 9. Tony Karalius, 10. Cliff Watson, 11. John Mantle, 12. Eric Chisnall, 13. Kel Coslett|
|StlHelenslGoals:l||Kel Coslett 2, Billy Benyon 1|
At Christmas Wigan had inflicted Saints first home defeat of the season and with this loss here, Saints returned the favour. In fact it was Wigan's first home loss since a defeat to Leeds in January 1970. The difference in the end was slender to the fact that Saints found the only try of the game in the first half from Johnny Walsh. The only score after the break was a drop goal from Billy Benyon.
|Wigan 6 St Helens 7|