Throwback: The 2004 Good Friday brawl between St Helens and Wigan

We cast our minds back to one of the most memorable Good Friday derby moments between St Helens and Wigan.

The brawl between the Saints and Warriors is one of the most iconic moments in Super League history, with Jon Wilkin and the late Terry Newton going at it, with Paul Sculthorpe and Andy Farrell exchanging words.

Almost 16,000 people watched from the terraces at the old Knowsley Road ground in St Helens and the game finished 21-21 between the old rivals.

It was a fantastic game to watch, with Lee Gilmour (2), Willie Talau and Jon Wilkin going over for the Saints and Kevin Brown, Terry Newton and Danny Orr scoring for the Warriors.

Sean Long and Farrell exchanged drop goals but the sides couldn’t be separated at the full-time hooter.

Although there was some great on-field action at a soaking wet Knowsley Road, it will forever be remembered for the brawl that saw Wilkin and Newton sin-binned.

St Helens: Wellens; Albert, Hooper, Talau, Fe’aunati; Sculthorpe, Long; Fozzard, Cunningham, Edmondson, Joynt, Gilmour, Wilkin. Subs: Gardner, Higham, Mason, Bibey.

Tries: Gilmour (2), Talau, Wilkin Goals: Long 2 Drop Goals: Long 1

Wigan: Radlinski; Aspinwall, Wild, Brown, Dallas; O’Loughlin, Orr; O’Connor, Newton, Pongia, Cassidy, Tickle, Farrell. Subs: C Smith, Sculthorpe, M Smith, Hock.

Tries: Brown, Newton, Orr Goals: Farrell (4) Drop Goals: Farrell 1

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Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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