25th August 1985: Hull KR 6 Wigan 34 (Charity Shield)
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Hull Kingston Rovers 6 Wigan 34 - Sunday 25th August 1985
Venue: Douglas Bowl, Isle of Man
Competition: Okells Brewery Charity Shield
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. Phil Ford, 3. David Stephenson, 4. Steve Donlan, 5. Henderson Gill, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Mike Ford
WiganlForwards:l 8. Neil Courtney, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Danny Campbell, 11. Graeme West, 12. Nick Du Toit, 13. Shaun Wane
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Ian Lucas (replaced Graeme West - 66th Minute), 15. John Mayo (replaced Neil Courtney - 62nd Minute)

WiganlTries:l

Steve Donlan 2, Henderson Gill 2, Mike Ford

WiganlGoals:l David Stephenson 7

HulllKRlBacks:l 1. George Fairbairn, 2. Garry Clark, 3. Ian Robinson, 4. Gary Prohm, 5. David Laws, 6. Mike Smith, 7. Gordon Smith
HulllKRlForwards:l 8. Des Harrison, 9. David Watkinson, 10. Asuquo Ema, 11. Andy Kelly, 12. Chris Burton, 13. Phil Hogan
HulllKRlSubs Used:l 14. John Lydiat (replaced George Fairbairn - 39th Minute), 15. Chris Rudd (replaced Andy Kelly - 59th Minute)

HulllKRlTries:l

Garry Clark

HulllKRlGoals:l John Lydiat 1
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Summary:l

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:l

Hull KR 0 Wigan 10

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