19th January 1996: Sheffield 24 Wigan 36
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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

 

Wigan Team
1. 

Kris Radlinski

 T   
2. 

Rob Smyth

 T   
3. 

Va'aiga Tuigamala

 T2   
4. 

Andy Craig

   
5. 

Martin Offiah

 T   
6.  Henry Paul  T   G3 
7.  Jason Robinson    
8.  Neil Cowie    
9.  Martin Dermott    
10.  Terry O'Connor    
11.  Steve Barrow    
12.  Mick Cassidy  T   
13.  Andy Johnson    
 
Sub.  Simon Haughton    
Sub.  Matthew Knowles    
Sub.  Daryl Cardiss    G 
Sub.  Neil Baynes    

Sheffield 

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.

Tries: Ryan Sheridan 2, Johnny Lawless, Lynton Stott
Goals: David Mycoe 4

Summary: 

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.

Half Time:  (Unknown)
Attendance: 

4,639

Referee: 

Stuart Cummings (Widnes)

Television: 

Live Coverage on Sky Sports 2

Top of the Stones Bitter Championship - After This Match

1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 19 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 34
2nd Place:l Leeds - Played - 19 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 28
3rd Place:l St Helens - Played - 19 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 24
4th Place:l Halifax - Played - 19 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 23
5th Place:l Sheffield - Played - 19 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 20