6th January 1996: Wigan 38 Leeds 18
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Saturday 6th January 1996

Wigan 38 Leeds 18
Central Park, Wigan
Regal Trophy Semi Final

Kick Off: 3:00pm

 


Wigan Team
1. 

Gary Connolly

 T2   
2. 

Jason Robinson

 T   
3. 

Va'aiga Tuigamala

   
4. 

Kris Radlinski

 T   
5. 

Martin Offiah

   
6.  Henry Paul  T   G7 
7.  Shaun Edwards    
8.  Neil Cowie    
9.  Martin Hall  T   
10.  Terry O'Connor    
11.  Scott Quinnell    
12.  Mick Cassidy    
13.  Simon Haughton    
 
Sub.  Martin Dermott    
Sub.  Rob Smyth    

Leeds 

1. Graham Holroyd, 2. Jim Fallon, 3. Francis Cummins, 4. Craig Innes, 5. Marvin Golden, 6. George Mann, 7. Garry Schofield, 8. Neil Harmon, 9. James Lowes, 10. Barrie McDermott, 11. Adrian Morley, 12. Jamie Field, 13. Mike Forshaw. Subs: Harvey Howard, Mick Shaw.

Tries: George Mann 2, Neil Harmon, Adrian Morley
Goals: Graham Holroyd 1

Summary: 

This was a tight Regal Trophy Semi Final for 20 minutes but the deadlock was broken by Martin Hall darting under the posts for a 6-0 lead. Then on 24 minutes, Marvin Golden's failure to defend a grubber saw Henry Paul hack on, collect and then round under the posts for 12-0. Kris Radlinski then claimed a third try after he collected a lovely chip over by Shaun Edwards. Leeds in 8 minutes had fallen 18-0 down and Paul added a penalty for 20-0 by the break. Leeds needed the first score of the second half but Paul's offload got Gary Connolly in for a 46th Minute try that made it 26-0 and six minutes later a solo try by Jason Robinson made it 32-0 with all the conversions being sweet. Neil Harmon got a try back for Leeds but Connolly claimed a superb second try just after the hour to make it 38-6. Leeds did find three consolation tries late from Adrian Morley and two for George Mann but they came far too late to have any affect on the contest.

Half Time:  Wigan 20 Leeds 0
Attendance: 

10,075

Referee: 

Stuart Cummings (Widnes)

Television: 

Live Coverage on BBC 1 during Grandstand - Ray French & Steve Simms

Results: 

1995-1996 Regal Trophy Semi Finals

Thursday 4th January 1996
St Helens 80 Warrington 0*

Saturday 6th January 1996
Wigan 38 Leeds 18 (Live on BBC Grandstand)

*Match had been postponed on Saturday 30th December 1995 due to Frost.
*The match would have been televised by BBC but the replayed game wasn't shown.