6th January 1996: Wigan 38 Leeds 18
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Wigan 38 Leeds 18 - Saturday 6th January 1996
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Regal Trophy Semi Final
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

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

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

Martin Dermott (replaced Kelvin Skerrett - Half Time), Rob Smyth (replaced Kris Radlinski - 55th Minute)


WiganlTries:l

Gary Connolly 2, Martin Hall, Henry Paul, Kris Radlinski, Jason Robinson

WiganlGoals:l Henry Paul 7

LeedslBacks:l

1. Graham Holroyd, 2. Jim Fallon, 3. Francis Cummins, 4. Craig Innes, 5. Marvin Golden, 6. George Mann, 7. Garry Schofield

LeedslForwards:l 8. Neil Harmon, 9. James Lowes, 10. Barrie McDermott, 11. Adrian Morley, 12. Jamie Field, 13. Mike Forshaw
LeedslInterchanges:l

Harvey Howard (replaced Barrie McDermott - 26th Minute), Mick Shaw (replaced Mike Forshaw - 30th Minute)


LeedslTries:l

George Mann 2, Neil Harmon, Adrian Morley
LeedslGoals:l Graham Holroyd 1
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Summary:l

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:l

Wigan 20 Leeds 0
Attendance:l

10,075

Referee:l

Stuart Cummings (Widnes)

Television:l

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



1995-1996 Regal Trophy Semi Final Results

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.