17th April 1995: Warrington 0 Wigan 34
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Warrington 0 Wigan 34 - Easter Monday 17th April 1995
Venue: Wilderspool, Warrington
Competition: Stones Bitter Championship
Kick Off: 12:30pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Paul Atcheson, 2. Kris Radlinski, 3. Va'aiga Tuigamala, 4. Gary Connolly, 5. Barrie-Jon Mather, 6. Frano Botica, 7. Craig Murdock

WiganlForwards:l 8. Terry O'Connor, 9. Martin Hall, 10. Neil Cowie, 11. Andy Farrell, 12. Simon Haughton, 13. Andy Johnson
WiganlSubslUsed:l

14. Henry Paul (replaced Gary Connolly - Half Time), 15. Scott Quinnell (replaced Neil Cowie - 28th Minute)


WiganlTries:l

Frano Botica 2, Kris Radlinski 2, Va'aiga Tuigamala, Gary Connolly

WiganlGoals:l Frano Botica 3, Andy Farrell 1, Craig Murdock 1

WarringtonlBacks:l

1. Lee Penny, 2. Mark Forster, 3. Allan Bateman, 4. Jonathan Davies, 5. Jonathan Roper, 6. Iestyn Harris, 7. Francis Maloney

WarringtonlForwards:l

8. Mark Hilton, 9. Tukere Barlow, 10. Gary Tees, 11. Bruce McGuire, 12. Gary Sanderson, 13. Mike Wainwright

WarringtonlSubslUsed:l 14. Paul Sculthorpe (replaced Gary Tees - 35th Minute), 15. Andrew Bennett (replaced Jonathan Roper - Half Time)

WarringtonlTries:l

(None)
WarringtonlGoals:l (None)
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Summary:l

Having sweated to the previous two league titles on points difference only, this was quite a luxury to already have the title secured with this the first of two games left spare. It meant Wigan could ease up slightly pre Wembley and rest both Shaun Edwards and Martin Offiah. In this early Easter Monday kick off, Wigan showed their class in depth with an easy 34-0 win at a rainy Wilderspool. Two tries and two goals from Frano Botica had Wigan 12-0 up after 20 minutes and Andy Farrell would send Kris Radlinski in for a third try on the half hour. Inga Tuigamala added a fourth try four minutes after the interval and soon after a long hack down field saw Radlinski claim his second score. The conditions began to worsen in heavy rain and that slowed Wigan down but Gary Connolly would wrap up the win with a try five minutes from time. It was a costly loss for Warrington with them dropping from 3rd to 6th later in the afternoon with Premiership Trophy implications.

HalflTime:l

Warrington 0 Wigan 18

Attendance:l

6,687

Referee:l

Stuart Cummings (Widnes)

Television:l

Live Coverage on Sky Sports

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 29 - Won - 27 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 54
2nd Place:l Leeds - Played - 28 - Won - 23 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 47
3rd Place:l Warrington - Played - 29 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 38
4th Place:l St Helens - Played - 28 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 37
5th Place:l Halifax - Played - 28 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 36

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After 3pm Kick Offs
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 29 - Won - 27 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 54
2nd Place:l Leeds - Played - 29 - Won - 23 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 47
3rd Place:l St Helens - Played - 29 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 39
4th Place:l Castleford - Played - 28 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 38
5th Place:l Halifax - Played - 29 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 38