4th May 1975: Wigan 16 St Helens 22
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Wigan 16 St Helens 22 - Sunday 4th May 1975
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Premiership Trophy Semi Final
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. George Fairbairn, 2. Stuart Wright, 3. David Hill, 4. Bill Francis, 5. Kevin O'Loughlin, 6. Jimmy Nulty, 7. Bernard Coyle
WiganlForwards:l 8. Brian Hogan, 9. Colin Clarke, 10. Dennis Ashcroft, 11. Brian Gregory, 12. Bill Melling, 13. Bob Irving
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Dave Willicombe


Brian Gregory, Bob Irving

George Fairbairn 5

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Geoff Pimblett, 2. Les Jones, 3. Frank Wilson, 4. David Hull, 5. Roy Mathias, 6. Johnny Walsh, 7. Jeff Heaton
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. John Warlow, 9. Tony Karalius, 10. John Mantle, 11. Eddie Cunningham, 12. Eric Chisnall, 13. Kel Coslett
StlHelenslSubs Used:l 15. Mel James (replaced John Mantle - 59th Minute)


Eric Chisnall, Frank Wilson, Johnny Walsh, Geoff Pimblett

Kel Coslett 5


Wigan will have been spewing at the way they threw this Premiership Trophy tie away. They led 16-2 in the 52nd Minute when Bob Irving and Saints Eddie Cunningham were both Sent Off for Fighting. That incident sparked champions St Helens into life and they found four tries afterwards to seal a "remarkable recovery" to win 22-16. All that despite Saints having needed an extra replay to progress past their midweek Round 2 clash with Bradford. One newspaper reporter described this turnaround as ""the most incredible transformation" he had ever seen.

Half Time:l

Wigan 11 St Helens 2

Fred Lindop (Wakefield)




Wigan 13. Bob Irving and St Helens 11. Eddie Cunningham were both Sent Off in the 52nd Minute for Fighting.