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Friday 19th January 1996
|Sheffield Eagles 24 Wigan 36|
|Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield|
Stones Bitter Centenary Championship - Round 19 of 20
(Previously Postponed on Sunday 14th January 1996)
Kick Off: 7:30pm
1. Mark Gamson, 2. Josaia Dakuitoga, 3. Lynton Stott, 4. Jean-Marc Garcia, 5. Bright Sodje, 6. David Mycoe, 7. Ryan Sheridan, 8. Paul Broadbent, 9. Johnny Lawless, 10. Danny McAllister, 11. Andy Hay, 12. Paul Carr, 13. Michael Cook. Subs: Ian Hughes, Paul Dixon, Waisale Sovatabua, Richard Price.
Ryan Sheridan 2, Johnny Lawless, Lynton Stott
This game in hand against Sheffield was slotted in on the Friday Night for Sky Coverage in case Wigan had failed to seal the title against Bradford in midweek. They didn't so Wigan instead took the opportunity to play a young side with them also finishing the season two days later against Leeds. Gary Connolly, Shaun Edwards, Martin Hall and Scott Quinnell all sat out with youngsters Andy Craig, Matthew Knowles, Neil Baynes, Steve Barrow and Daryl Cardiss all getting a run out. Sheffield had won nine games in a row, so this was not an easy task for Wigan but they prevailed at a foggy Don Valley Stadium despite their 30-12 lead being reduced to 30-24 at home point before Inga Tuigamala's try settled matters.
Stuart Cummings (Widnes)
Live Coverage on Sky Sports 2
Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match
|3rd Place:l||St Helens||-||Played||-||19||-||Won||-||12||-||Drawn||-||0||-||Lost||-||7||-||Points:||-||24|