28th August 1995: St Helens 20 Wigan 52
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Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 1995

St Helens 20 Wigan 52
Knowsley Road, St Helens
Stones Bitter Centenary Championship - Round 3 of 20

Kick Off: 2:00pm

 

Wigan Team
1. 

Kris Radlinski

   
2. 

Jason Robinson

 T2   
3. 

Va'aiga Tuigamala

   
4. 

Gary Connolly

 T2   
5. 

Martin Offiah

 T   
6.  Nigel Wright  T   
7.  Henry Paul    
8.  Neil Cowie    
9.  Martin Hall    
10.  Terry O'Connor    
11.  Simon Haughton  T   
12.  Mick Cassidy    
13.  Andy Farrell  T   G10 
 
Sub.  Scott Quinnell    
Sub.  Rob Smyth    
Sub.  Martin Dermott    
Sub.  Kris Radlinski    

St Helens 

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

Tries: Steve Prescott 2, Keiron Cunningham, Scott Gibbs
Goals: Bobbie Goulding 2

Summary: 

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: 

St Helens 0 Wigan 32

Attendance: 

14,054

Referee: 

Russell Smith (Castleford)

Television: 

Live Coverage on Sky Sports

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match

1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 1 - Won - 1 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 0 - Points: - 2
2nd Place:l Bradford - Played - 0 - Won - 0 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 0 - Points: - 0
3rd Place:l Castleford - Played - 0 - Won - 0 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 0 - Points: - 0
4th Place:l Halifax - Played - 0 - Won - 0 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 0 - Points: - 0
5th Place:l Leeds - Played - 0 - Won - 0 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 0 - Points: - 0