21st June 1996: Wigan 35 St Helens 19
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Wigan 35 St Helens 19 - Friday 21st June 1996
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Stones Bitter Super League 1 - Round 13
Kick Off: 7:30pm

WiganlBacks:l

2. Jason Robinson, 14. Rob Smyth, 3. Va'aiga Tuigamala, 4. Gary Connolly, 5. Martin Offiah, 6. Henry Paul, 7. Shaun Edwards

WiganlForwards:l 25. Neil Cowie, 9. Martin Hall, 10. Terry O'Connor, 11. Simon Haughton, 12. Mick Cassidy, 13. Andy Farrell
WiganlInterchange:l

15. Danny Ellison, 16. Scott Quinnell, 18. Craig Murdock, 21. Andy Craig


WiganlTries:l

Jason Robinson 2, Rob Smyth, Va'aiga Tuigamala, Craig Murdock, Simon Haughton

WiganlGoals:l Henry Paul 3/4, Martin Hall 2/4
WiganlDrops:l Jason Robinson 1

StlHelenslBacks:l

1. Steve Prescott, 14. Danny Arnold, 21. Alan Hunte, 4. Paul Newlove, 5. Anthony Sullivan, 6. Karle Hammond, 7. Bobbie Goulding

StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Apollo Perelini, 9. Keiron Cunningham, 15. Adam Fogerty, 12. Simon Booth, 16. Andy McVey, 11. Chris Joynt
StlHelenslInterchange:l

10. Ian Pickavance, 23. Andy Northey, 24. Chris Morley, 29. John McAtee


StlHelenslTries:l

Bobbie Goulding, Paul Newlove, Chris Morley

StlHelenslGoals:l Bobbie Goulding 3/3
StlHelenslDrops:l Bobbie Goulding 1
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Summary:l

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:l

Wigan 22 St Helens 7

Attendance:l

20,429

Referee:l

Dave Campbell (Widnes)




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

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