27th April 1991: Wigan 13 St Helens 8 (Challenge Cup Final)
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Wigan 13 St Helens 8 - Saturday 27th April 1991
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 2:30pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Steve Hampson, 2. David Myers, 3. Kevin Iro, 4. Dean Bell, 5. Frano Botica, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Andy Gregory

WiganlForwards:l 8. Ian Lucas, 9. Martin Dermott, 10. Andy Platt, 11. Denis Betts, 12. Phil Clarke, 13. Ellery Hanley
WiganlSubslUsed:l 14. Bobbie Goulding (replaced Martin Dermott - 60th Minute), 15. Andy Goodway (replaced Phil Clarke -22nd Minute)

WiganlTries:l

David Myers, Frano Botica

WiganlGoals:l

Frano Botica 2

WiganlDrops:l

Andy Gregory 1


StlHelenslBacks:l

1. Phil Veivers, 2. Alan Hunte, 3. Tea Ropati, 4. Paul Loughlin, 5. Les Quirk, 6. Jonathan Griffths, 7. Paul Bishop

StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Jonathan Neill, 9. Bernard Dwyer, 10. Kevin Ward, 11. John Harrison, 12. George Mann, 13. Shane Cooper
StlHelenslSubslUsed:l 14. Gary Connolly (replaced Phil Veivers - 8th Minute), 15. Paul Groves (replaced Jonathan Neill - 26th Minute)

StlHelenslTries:l

Alan Hunte

StlHelenslGoals:l Paul Bishop 2
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Summary:l

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:l

Wigan 12 St Helens 0

Attendance:l

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

Referee:l

Jim Smith (Halifax)

Television:l

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


BBC 1 - Saturday 27th April 1991
7:05am Open University: Maths
7:30am Pinocchio
7:50am Kissyfur
8:15am The 8:15 from Manchester (Guests: England Football Squad)
10:55am Film: "Geordie" (from 1955 starring Bill Travers, Alistair Sim)
12:30pm Grandstand presented by Desmond Lynam from Wembley including....
12:35 Rugby League Preview
12:40 Squash
1:05, 4:20 Ice Hockey: British Championship Semi Finals from Wembley Arena
1:25 Snooker: World Championships from Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2:10 Rugby League: Challenge Cup Final: St Helens v Wigan Live from Wembley Stadium
4:40 Final Score
5:10pm News, Weather, Regional News
5:25pm Stay Tooned!
5:50pm The Flying Doctors
6:35pm Thats Showbusiness (Quiz)
7:05pm You've Gotta be Jokin' (Comedy with Shane Richie, Annette Law, George Marshall, Maddi Cyrer, Billy Pearce)
7:35pm Fast Friends (Game Show with Les Dawson)
8:05pm Film: "Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson"
9:40pm News, Sport, Weather
10:00pm Film: "The Eagle has Landed" (from 1976 starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter)
0:10am Barry Manilow: Big Fun on Swing Street
1:00am Weather, National Anthem, Closedown