Jack Welsby scored a last-gasp strive in a outstanding end to assist St Helens clinch the Tremendous League Grand Last title with an 8-Four victory over arch rivals Wigan.
The scores have been degree at 4-Four heading into the ultimate minute, thanks to 2 Lachlan Coote penalties and a Jake Bibby strive for Wigan, and Zak Hardaker had the possibility to win it for the Warriors with a penalty from 45 metres at Hull’s KCOM Stadium.
However the centre dragged his effort large with 50 seconds remaining and St Helens aimed to work downfield for a late drop-goal try, managing to achieve territory within the Warriors’ half.
Tommy Makinson was lined up for the hassle and, because the ball landed in his winger’s arms, the full-time hooter sounded. His try appeared to have the space, however the drama didn’t finish there.
The ball rattled the right-hand publish and landed on the turf earlier than bouncing in the direction of the in-goal space, with Wigan full-back Bevan French trying to defend the unfastened ball to security.
You’ll be able to watch the dramatic second, under…
Nevertheless, centre Welsby’s valiant chase proved worthwhile as he dived for the ball, grounded inches wanting the dead-ball line and – after a prolonged look by video referee Ben Thaler – scored the profitable attempt to jubilant celebrations from Kristian Woolf’s facet.
Veteran prop James Graham, within the final recreation of his illustrious profession, was decreased to tears on the sidelines as he signed off with a Grand Last ring.