6th October 2001: Wigan 44 St Helens 10
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Wigan Warriors v St Helens- Tetley's Super League VI Final Elimination Play Off
Friday 6th October 2001. Kick Off 8:00pm at JJB Stadium

Match Report

Wigan will play Bradford in Super League's Grand Final after ending the dreams of defending champions St Helens.

The Warriors, who lost to the Bulls last week, ran in seven tries in their one-sided victory at the JJB Stadium.

Saints tried their best to rally after going behind to an Adrian Lam try on 10 minutes and briefly levelled when Kevin Iro crossed over.

But another Lam score and a brace of tries from Brian Carney, plus one each for Kris Radlinksi, Terry Newton and Matthew Johns, gave the game to Wigan.

Warriors skipper Andy Farrell was in great form with the boot, kicking eight goals from nine attempts to break Frano Botica's club record of 423 points in a season.

Saints' other points came from Great Britain international Paul Sculthorpe, who added a try to his earlier conversion.

Wigan coach Stuart Raper was delighted with the performance of his players.

"We found the hunger and the desire, and we used our heads," said the Australian.

"St Helens are a great side - and deservedly so - but we showed that there's going to be a new era."

Wigan and Bradford will meet next Saturday in the Grand Final, which takes place at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Team Sheets

- Wigan Position St Helens -
1 Kris Radlinski Full Back Paul Wellens 1
2 Brett Dallas Winger Steve Hall 17
3 Steve Renouf Centre Kevin Iro 3
4 Gary Connolly Centre Sean Hoppe 2
5 Brian Carney Winger Anthony Stewart 19
6 Matthew Johns Stand Off Paul Sculthorpe 13
7 Adrian Lam Scrum Half Tommy Martyn 20
8 Terry O'Connor Prop Vila Matautia 16
9 Terry Newton Hooker Keiron Cunningham 9
20 Harvey Howard Prop David Fairleigh 10
11 Mick Cassidy 2nd Row John Stankevitch 18
14 Dave Furner 2nd Row Peter Shiels 8
13 Andy Farrell L.Forward Chris Joynt 11
10 Neil Cowie Substitute Tim Jonkers 15
12 Denis Betts Substitute Heath Cruckshank 22
15 Paul Johnson Substitute Mick Higham 24
19 Chris Chester Substitute Mark Edmondson 25
- Stuart Raper Coach Ian Millward -

Score Sheet

Wigan Warriors 44 --- St Helens 10
Tries (7):
Adrian Lam 2
Kris Radlinski
Terry Newton
Matthew Johns
Brian Carney 2
--- Tries (2):
Kevin Iro
Paul Sculthorpe
Andy Farrell 8
--- Goals:
Paul Sculthorpe 1

Scoring and Incident Pattern

09mins:24 Wigan 04 St Helens 00 Try: Adrian Lam
- Wigan 06 St Helens 00 Conversion: Andy Farrell
17mins:40 Wigan 06 St Helens 04 Try: Kevin Iro
- Wigan 06 St Helens 06 Conversion: Paul Sculthorpe
27mins:30 Wigan 10 St Helens 06 Try: Kris Radlinski
- Wigan 12 St Helens 06 Conversion: Andy Farrell
31mins:46 Wigan 16 St Helens 06 Try: Terry Newton
- Wigan 18 St Helens 06 Conversion: Andy Farrell
39mins:21 Wigan 20 St Helens 06 Penalty Goal: Andy Farrell
Half Time Wigan Warriors 20 St Helens 06
45mins:47 Wigan 24 St Helens 06 Try: Adrian Lam
- Wigan 26 St Helens 06 Conversion: Andy Farrell
48mins:52 Wigan 30 St Helens 06 Try: Matthew Johns
- Wigan 32 St Helens 06 Conversion: Andy Farrell
52mins:37 Wigan 32 St Helens 10 Try: Paul Sculthorpe
- Wigan 32 St Helens 10 P.Sculthorpe Missed Conversion
56mins:58 Wigan 36 St Helens 10 Try: Brian Carney
- Wigan 38 St Helens 10 Conversion: Andy Farrell
67mins:23 Wigan 42 St Helens 10 Try: Brian Carney (2)
- Wigan 42 St Helens 10 A.Farrell Missed Conversion
71mins:30 Wigan 44 St Helens 10 Penalty Goal: Andy Farrell
Full Time Wigan Warriors 44 St Helens 10

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