17th April 1987: Wigan 42 St Helens 12
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Good Friday 17th April 1987
Wigan 42 St Helens 12
Central Park, Wigan
Stones Bitter Championship - Round 29 of 30
Kick Off: 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson    
2.  Henderson Gill  T   G 
3.  David Stephenson    G6 
4.  Dean Bell  T2   
5.  Joe Lydon    
6.  Shaun Edwards    
7.  Andy Gregory  T   
8.  Brian Case    
9.  Nicky Kiss  T   
10.  Shaun Wane    
11.  Andy Goodway    
12.  Ian Potter    
13.  Ellery Hanley  T2   
       
Sub.  Ray Mordt    
Sub.  Graeme West    

St Helens 

1. Ian Dainteth, 2. Dave Large, 3. Phil Price, 4. Roy Haggerty, 5. Barrie Ledger, 6. Shaun Allen, 7. Paul Doherty, 8. Phil Southward, 9. Mark Lee, 10. John Fieldhouse, 11. Paul Forber, 12. Paul Round, 13. Bernard Dwyer. Subs: Neil Gavin, Paul Hopkins.

Tries: Phil Price, Paul Forber
Goals: Bernard Dwyer 2

Summary: 

This was a 1st v 2nd contest but Wigan had already cantered easily to the title and were 11 points clear of Saints in 2nd place. So rather than what could of been a title decider it was a match in which Saints rested ten players ahead of their forthcoming Challenge Cup Final against Halifax at Wembley. Phil Veivers, Paul Loughlin, Mark Elia, Kevin McCormack, Brett Clark, Neil Holding, Tony Burke, Graham Liptrot, Andy Platt and Chris Arkwright all played at Wembley, but were absent here. Despite that, Saints competed well to lead twice during the first half with Wigan being disrupted by the loss of Shaun Edwards to a knee ligament injury in the 16th Minute. But a Ellery Hanley double helped Wigan to recover into an 18-12 lead by half time and they won the second half 30-0.

Half Time:  

Wigan 18 St Helens 12

Referee:  Fred Lindop (Wakefield)
Attendance:  

20,355

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match

1st Place:ll

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29

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Wigan

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54

2nd Place:ll

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29

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St Helens

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Pointsll

41

3rd Place:ll

Playedll

29

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Warrington

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Pointsll

41

4th Place:ll

Playedll

29

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Castleford

lll

Pointsll

40