21st June 1996: Wigan 35 St Helens 19
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Friday 21st June 1996

Wigan 35 St Helens 19
Central Park, Wigan
Stones Bitter Super League 1 - Round 13 of 22

Kick Off: 7:30pm

 

- Wigan         - St Helens      
2 Jason Robinson  T2     DG    1 Steve Prescott      
14 Rob Smyth  T        14 Danny Arnold      
3 Va'aiga Tuigamala  T        21 Alan Hunte      
4 Gary Connolly         4 Paul Newlove  T     
5 Martin Offiah         5 Anthony Sullivan      
6 Henry Paul    G3      6 Karle Hammond      
7 Shaun Edwards         7 Bobbie Goulding  T   G3   DG 
25

Neil Cowie

        8

Apollo Perelini

     
9 Martin Hall    G2      9 Keiron Cunningham      
10

Terry O'Connor

        15

Adam Fogerty

     
11 Simon Haughton  T        16 Andy McVey      
12 Mick Cassidy         12 Simon Booth      
13

Andy Farrell

        11

Chris Joynt

     
Interchange:
15 Danny Ellison         10 Ian Pickavance      
16 Scott Quinnell         23 Andy Northey      
18 Craig Murdock  T        24 Chris Morley  T     
21 Andy Craig         29 John McAtee      

Summary: 

Saints hadn't lost all season and knew that they could go five points clear top if they beat Wigan in this derby at Central Park. Wigan knew they had to win to bring the lead back down to just one point, so the stakes were high. Things looked ominous when a break from Danny Arnold sent Bobbie Goulding over for a third minute lead and he soon added a drop goal for 7-0. But Wigan settled after Rob Smyth's 19th Minute try and by the 25th Minute it was 16-7 after Jason Robinson scored twice. A penalty goal made it 18-7 before a length of the field score between Gary Connolly, Shaun Edwards and eventual finisher Inga Tuigamala made it 22-7 at half time. A superb try from Paul Newlove quickly made it 22-13 after the interval but on 55 minutes, a wonderful break from Robinson was brilliantly supported by Craig Murdock who finished under the posts for 28-13. A penalty made it 30-13 before Simon Haughton's 67th Minute try and a 69th Minute drop goal by Jason Robinson wrapped up the win. Chris Morley's late score for Saints was just a consolation.

Half Time: 

Wigan 22 St Helens 7

Attendance: 

20,429

Referee: 

Dave Campbell (Widnes)

Television: 

Live Coverage on Sky Sports

Round 13 Results

Fri 21 June - Wigan Warriors 35 St Helens 19 - 20,429
Sat 22 June - Leeds Rhinos 25 Castleford Tigers 18 - 6,242

Sat 22 June

- Paris St Germain 24 Warrington Wolves 26 - 5,254
Sun 23 June - Bradford Bulls 64 Sheffield Eagles 22 - 8,359
Sun 23 June - Halifax Blue Sox 14 Oldham Bears 20 - 4,591
Sun 23 June - Workington Town 6 London Broncos 34 - 1,400

Top of the Stones Bitter Super League 1 - After This Match

1st Place:l St Helens - Played - 13 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 1 - Points: - 24
2nd Place:l Wigan - Played - 13 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 1 - Points: - 23
3rd Place:l Bradford - Played - 13 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 18
4th Place:l Warrington - Played - 13 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 4 - Points: - 18
5th Place:l London - Played - 13 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 15