27th April 1991: Wigan 13 St Helens 8 (Challenge Cup Final)
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Saturday 27th April 1991

Wigan 13 St Helens 8
Wembley Stadium, London
Silk Cut Challenge Cup Final

Kick Off: 2:30pm


Wigan Team

Steve Hampson


David Myers

3.  Kevin Iro      
4.  Dean Bell      
5.  Frano Botica  T   G2   
6.  Shaun Edwards      
7.  Andy Gregory      DG 
8.  Ian Lucas      
9.  Martin Dermott      
10.  Andy Platt      
11.  Denis Betts      
12.  Phil Clarke      
13.  Ellery Hanley      
Sub.  Bobby Goulding      
Sub.  Andy Goodway      

St Helens 

1. Phil Veivers, 2. Alan Hunte, 3. Tea Ropati, 4. Paul Loughlin, 5. Les Quirk, 6. Jonathan Griffiths, 7. Paul Bishop, 8. Jonathan Neill, 9. Bernard Dwyer, 10. Kevin Ward, 11. John Harrison, 12. George Mann, 13. Shane Cooper. Subs: Gary Connolly, Paul Groves.

Tries: Alan Hunte
Goals: Paul Bishop 2


Saints were desperate to improve from their 27-0 humiliation at Wembley two years earlier but although they did that, Wigan still prevailed to win their fourth Wembley in a row. For 63 minutes it looked like the nil was on again. Wigan had gone 12-0 in as many minutes with tries from David Myers and Frano Botica being added to by two goals from the latter. That score held all the way past half time until Andy Gregory added a drop goal on 47 minutes. Wigan increasingly began to look weary after their horrendous title run in schedule and a try from Alan Hunte reduced that score down to 13-6 after Paul Bishop converted. Sensing Wigan tiring, it was not a bad option to bring the score down with a penalty goal at 13-8, so if Saints found a converted try now, they'd win. Wigan hung on though to complete the double.

Half Time: 

Wigan 12 St Helens 0


75,532 (Gate Reciepts: 1,610,447)


Jim Smith (Halifax)


Live Coverage on BBC 1 during "Grandstand" between 2:10 and 4:20pm - Commentary: Ray French & Ross Strudwick