St Helens lead 2-0 at half-time in intense Super League Grand Final against rivals Wigan; Warriors then edged in front before Saints drew level at 4-4; dramatic last-minute drop-goal attempt hit post before Jack Welsby went over
By Marc Bazeley at the KCOM Stadium
Last Updated: 27/11/20 10:07pm
Jack Welsby was the hero for St Helens as his last-gasp try snatched a stunning 8-4 victory over Wigan Warriors in an intense and absorbing Grand Final.
The defences were on top for the entirety of the first half and the only score during that period came from the boot of Lachlan Coote just as the teams headed into the changing rooms to give Saints a slender two-point lead at the interval.
After an equally close-fought second period, Jake Bibby edged Wigan ahead with an unconverted try before Coote levelled things up again. However, there was drama at the last as Welsby pounced on the ball to score after a drop-goal effort from Tommy Makinson hit the post.
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