26th December 1908: St Helens 7 Wigan 22
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St Helens 7 Wigan 22 - Boxing Day Saturday 26th December 1908
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: League

WiganlBacks:l

1. Jim Sharrock, 2. Jim Leytham, 3. Bert Jenkins, 4. Gomer Gunn, 5. Joe Miller, 6. Naddy Jones, 7. Jack Prescott

WiganlForwards:l 8. Dick Ramsdale, 9. Walter Cheetham, 10. Jack Barton, 11. Tom Whittaker, 12. Howell De Francis, 13. Dick Silcock

WiganlTries:l

Jim Leytham 3, Howell De Francis 2, Jack Prescott

WiganlGoals:l

Jim Leytham 2

StlHelenslBacks:l

1. William Hillen, 2. Tom Barton, 3. Arthur Kelly, 4. Jimmy Greenwood, 5. Jimmy Flanagan, 6. Robert Hill, 7. Fred Trenwith

StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Billy Briers, 9. Jimmy Mavitty, 10. Fred Lilley, 11. Frank Lee, 12. James Prescott, 13. Ernest Helsby

StlHelenslTries:l

Tom Barton

StlHelenslGoals:l

Jimmy Greenwood 2

Summary:l

Howell De Francis scored twice on his debut in the Boxing Day trip to St Helens. The win saw Wigan move slightly clear of Oldham at the top of the table with them playing a Tour Match against Australia on this day. Third placed Halifax also lost 12-11 at Broughton.

Top of Table After This Match
1st Place:l Wigan - Played - 16 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points Percentage: - 93.75%
2nd Place:l Oldham - Played - 15 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 1 - Points Percentage: - 93.33%
3rd Place:l Halifax - Played - 16 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 2 - Points Percentage: - 87.50%
4th Place:l Wakefield - Played - 16 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 3 - Points Percentage: - 78.12%
5th Place:l Runcorn - Played - 15 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 4 - Points Percentage: - 70.00%
6th Place:l Batley - Played - 17 - Won - 11 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 5 - Points Percentage: - 67.64%

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