25th August 1985: Hull KR 6 Wigan 34 (Charity Shield)
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Sunday 25th August 1985

Hull Kingston Rovers 6 Wigan 34
Douglas Bowl, Douglas, Isle of Man
Okells Charity Shield
Kick Off 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson    

Phil Ford

3.  David Stephenson    G7 

Steve Donlan


Henderson Gill

6.  Shaun Edwards    

Mike Ford

8.  Neil Courtney    
9.  Nicky Kiss    
10.  Danny Campbell    
11.  Graeme West    
12.  Nick Du Toit    
13.  Shaun Wane    
Sub.  Ian Lucas    
Sub.  John Mayo    

Hull KR 

1. George Fairbairn, 2. Garry Clark, 3. Ian Robinson, 4. Gary Prohm, 5. David Laws, 6. Mike Smith, 7. Gordon Smith, 8. Des Harrison, 9. David Watkinson, 10. Asuquo Ema, 11. Andy Kelly, 12. Chris Burton, 13. Phil Hogan. Subs: John Lydiat, Chris Rudd.

Tries: Garry Clark
Goals: John Lydiat 1


This was the first Charity Shield contested between the League Champions and Challenge Cup Winners and Wigan looked determined to lay down a marker against Rovers who'd won the last two titles. The score was only 10-2 on the hour but by the 66th Minute Wigan had made that score 28-2 with three tries in quick succession. That took the game beyond Rovers and ensured Wigan claimed the 4,000 prize money from Okells Brewery.

Half Time: 

Hull KR 0 Wigan 10

Attendance:  4,066
Referee:  Ron Campbell (Widnes)