25th April 1982: Wigan 23 St Helens 5
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Wigan 23 St Helens 5 - Sunday 25th April 1982
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Slalom Lager Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Colin Whitfield, 2. Jimmy Hornby, 3. Steve Nicholson, 4. Dennis Ramsdale, 5. Henderson Gill, 6. Mal Aspey, 7. Gary Stephens
WiganlForwards:l 8. Glyn Shaw, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Danny Campbell, 11. Mick Scott, 12. Eddie Hunter, 13. Shaun Wane
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. John Pendlebury, 15. Brendan McLoughlin

WiganlTries:l

Henderson Gill 2, Gary Stephens, Steve Nicholson, Shaun Wane, Dennis Ramsdale, Brendan McLoughlin

WiganlGoals:l Colin Whitfield 1

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Clive Griffiths, 2. Steve Bayliss, 3. Chris Arkwright, 4. Steve Fenney, 5. Barrie Ledger, 6. Johnny Butler, 7. Johnny Smith
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Roger Owen, 9. Colin Whittle, 10. Gary Moorby, 11. Roy Mathias, 12. Gary Bottell, 13. Roy Haggerty
StlHelenslSubs Used:l 14. Denis Litherland, 15. Bryan Gelling

StlHelenslTries:l

Gary Moorby

StlHelenslGoals:l Clive Griffiths 1
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Summary:l

Having been postponed at Christmas, Central Park was hosting its first derby in two and a half years since Boxing Day 1979. This was also the first time a league derby between the sides was contested on a Sunday Afternoon. Results of games elsewhere had already ensured Wigan wouldn't be relegated and they finished the 1981/82 season absolutely rampaging over Saints with the score line looking closer than it was because only one of the eight tries were converted. Meanwhile, at the top of the table Hull and Widnes were meeting each other and Hull's 21-3 victory on this day saw them go top. Leigh though still had a game in hand and on the following Wednesday they sweated past bottom of the table Whitehaven to win their first title in 76 years with a 13-4 win at the Recreation Ground.

Half Time:l Wigan 11 St Helens 0
Attendance:l 7,242
Referee:l Ron Campbell
Note:l Match had previously been Postponed on Sunday 27th December 1981 (3:00pm) due to Frozen Pitch

Final Top of the Slalom Lager Championship
1st Place:l Leigh - Played - 30 - Won - 24 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 49
2nd Place:l Hull - Played - 30 - Won - 23 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 47
3rd Place:l Widnes - Played - 30 - Won - 23 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 47
4th Place:l Hull KR - Played - 30 - Won - 22 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 45

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10th Place:l Wigan - Played - 30 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 18 - Points: - 24

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Final Slalom Lager Championship Relegation Zone

13th Place:l Fulham - Played - 30 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 20 - Points: - 19
14th Place:l Wakefield - Played - 30 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 20 - Points: - 19
15th Place:l York - Played - 30 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 24 - Points: - 10
16th Place:l Whitehaven - Played - 30 - Won - 2 - Drawn - 3 - Lost - 25 - Points: - 7