26th December 1984: St Helens 22 Wigan 30
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Boxing Day Wednesday 26th December 1984

St Helens 22 Wigan 30
Knowsley Road, St Helens
Slalom Lager Championship - Round 13 of 30
Kick Off 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1.  Shaun Edwards    
2. 

John Ferguson

   
3.  David Stephenson    
4. 

Colin Whitfield

   G5 
5. 

Henderson Gill

 T   
6.  Brett Kenny  T   
7. 

Keith Holden

   
8.  Neil Courtney    
9.  Nicky Kiss    
10.  Brian Case    
11.  Graeme West  T   
12.  Brian Dunn  T   
13.  Ian Potter  T   

St Helens 

1. Shaun Allen, 2. Barrie Ledger, 3. Steve Peters, 4. Mal Meninga, 5. Sean Day, 6. Chris Arkwright, 7. Neil Holding, 8. Tony Burke, 9. Graham Liptrot, 10. Peter Gorley, 11. Andy Platt, 12. Paul Round, 13. Harry Pinner. Sub: Johnny Smith.

Tries: Peter Gorley, Paul Round, Mal Meninga
Goals: Sean Day 3, Neil Holding 2

Summary: 

Saints had humbled Wigan at Central Park in the Lancashire Cup Final two months earlier but now Wigan had their own Aussie superstar to match Mal Meninga in the form of Brett Kenny. Saints were top of the table with Wigan one of the sides chasing them down, so it was a crucial match. Kenny had opened the scoring but Saints hit back with a try from Peter Gorley. By Half Time Saints held a slender 16-14 lead but Wigan were superior after the break with tries from Henderson Gill and Graeme West putting Wigan into a 26-16 lead after two conversions from Whitfield. Saints made Wigan sweat when Meninga scored a try and a conversion from Holding brought the score back to 26-22 with nine minutes to go. However, Ian Potter sealed the win with two minutes to go and Wigan took the Christmas spoils home with them.

Half Time:  St Helens 16 Wigan 14
Attendance:  17,625
Referee:  Cliff Hodgson

Top of the Slalom Lager Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l St Helens - Played - 13 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 20
2nd Place:l Hull KR - Played - 12 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 20
3rd Place:l Wigan - Played - 13 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 20
4th Place:l Oldham - Played - 15 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 20