28th August 1995: St Helens 20 Wigan 52
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St Helens 20 Wigan 52 - Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 1995
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: Stones Bitter Centenary Championship
Kick Off: 2:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Kris Radlinski, 2. Jason Robinson, 3. Va'aiga Tuigamala, 4. Gary Connolly, 5. Martin Offiah, 6. Nigel Wright, 7. Henry Paul

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

Scott Quinnell (replaced Mick Cassidy - 32nd Minute), Rob Smyth (replaced Va'aiga Tuigamala - 60th Minute)
Martin Dermott (replaced Scott Quinnell - 66th Minute)


WiganlTries:l

Gary Connolly 2, Jason Robinson 2, Andy Farrell, Nigel Wright, Simon Haughton, Martin Offiah

WiganlGoals:l Andy Farrell 10

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Steve Prescott, 2. Joey Hayes, 3. Andy Northey, 4. Paul Loughlin, 5. Anthony Sullivan, 6. Scott Gibbs, 7. Bobbie Goulding
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Adam Fogerty, 9. Keiron Cunningham, 10. Apollo Perelini, 11. Vila Matautia, 12. Sonny Nickle, 13. Chris Joynt
StlHelenslInterchanges:l

Bernard Dwyer (replaced Adam Fogerty - 21st Minute), Andy Haigh (replaced Paul Loughlin - 51st Minute)
Ian Pickavance (replaced Vila Matautia - 53rd Minute), Paul Loughlin (returned to replace Anthony Sullivan - 61st Minute)


StlHelenslTries:l

Steve Prescott 2, Keiron Cunningham, Scott Gibbs
StlHelenslGoals:l Bobbie Goulding 2
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Summary:l

With this season being a shorter season because of the impending 1996 switch to summer, the traditional Good Friday derby was not held, hence this Bank Holiday August fixture at Knowsley Road which was only the third match of the season. Wigan laid down an early marker with a spanking of Saints that begun with a try from Gary Connolly in the 9th Minute. Three goals from Frano Botica had contributed to a 10-0 lead by the 20th Minute but Wigan found four tries in the second quarter of the game with efforts from Andy Farrell, Nigel Wright, Simon Haughton and a second for Connolly put Wigan 32-0 ahead at half time. Martin Offiah went under the sticks for 38-0 after 9 minutes of the second half and although Saints did find 20 points in the last half hour the game still finished in a comfortable 52-20 win for Wigan.

Half Time:l

St Helens 0 Wigan 32

Attendance:l

14,054

Referee:l

Russell Smith (Castleford)

Television:l

Live Coverage on Sky Sports