P382 Teletext 382 Dec26 20:24:24          LEAGUE    Stones Bitter Championship ——  —— ST HELENS 25 WIGAN 32 Centre Va'aiga Tuigamala led a great escape for 12-man Wigan — and was then stretchered off with a knee injury. The leaders looked to be heading for defeat when they trailed 25-20 with just seven minutes remaining. But the former All Black powered over for his second try and Martin Offiah added another after Henry Paul was sent off in the 44th min for a high tackle. ——————————————————————————————————1/10— Regional sport 170 Sport index 131 TEST YOUR SPORTS KNOWLEDGE p451 C4 Next page Soccer Sport Extra Weather
P382 Teletext 382 Dec26 20:01:51          LEAGUE    Stones Bitter Championship ——  —— ECSTACY AND AGONY FOR WIGAN'S HERO Wigan hero Va'aiga Tuigamala was rushed to hospital with a knee injury minutes after inspiring the champions to victory over St Helens at Knowsley Rd. The former All Black, 25, scored two tries to help settle it 32-25 before collapsing injured as the hooter went. He has suspected knee ligaldnt damage and is almost certain to miss the New Year's Day clash with Warrington. ——————————————————————————————————2/10— Regional sport 170 Sport index 131 REGIONAL NEWS, SPORT & TRAVEL p330 Next page Soccer Sport Extra Weather
P382 Teletext 382 Dec26 20:12:13          LEAGUE    Stones Bitter Championship ——  —— CASTLEFORD 32 FEATHERSTONE 16 Castleford extended their unbeaten run to eight matches with a Boxing Day defeat of derby rivals Featherstone. Kiwi Tawera Nikau had a towering game at loose forward and centre Simon Middleton weighed in with two tries. Castleford's Tony Kemp then sparked a grandstand finish by making one and scoring another try after Rovers' Gary H Price had been sent off for stamping. ——————————————————————————————————3/10— Regional sport 170 Sport index 131 REGIONAL NEWS, SPORT & TRAVEL p330 Next page Soccer Sport Extra Weather
P382 Teletext 382 Dec26 20:20:10          LEAGUE    Stones Bitter Championship ——  —— HALIFAX 16 BRADFORD 16 Captain Deryck Fox helped earn Bradford a draw against arch-rivals Halifax in a bruising Boxing Day derby. Fox had a hand in two tries and kicked a superb goal in the 57th minute to convert Paul Newlove's second try of the match and bring Bradford level. The prolific John Schuster set up Halifax's first try for John Bentley and then contributed four goals. ——————————————————————————————————4/10— Regional sport 170 Sport index 131 REGIONAL NEWS, SPORT & TRAVEL p330 Next page Soccer Sport Extra Weather
P382 Teletext 382 Dec26 20:01:10          LEAGUE    Stones Bitter Championship ——  —— SALFORD 12 OLDHAM 16 Oldham climbed above Salford to eighth place with only their second away win of the season. Oldham led 16-6 until injury time when Steve Blakeley, who had earlier had a spell in the sin bin, grabbed Salford's only try. Adrian Belle celebrated his first appearance of the season with a try in the corner for Oldham. Leeds had to go ——————————————————————————————————5/10— Regional sport 170 Sport index 131 REGIONAL NEWS, SPORT & TRAVEL p330 Next page Soccer Sport Extra Weather
P382 Teletext 382 Dec26 20:20:42          LEAGUE    Stones Bitter Championship ——  —— HULL 20 LEEDS 24 Leeds had to go right down to the wire to chalk up their ninth successive win against struggling Hull, who produced a superb second-half rally. Leeds looked to have the game in the bag when they led 18-2 but Dean Busby and Gary Nolan went over for tries during a nine-minute spell. Great Britain coach Ellery Hanley grabbed a brace of tries for Leeds. ——————————————————————————————————6/10— Regional sport 170 Sport index 131 REGIONAL NEWS, SPORT & TRAVEL p330 Next page Soccer Sport Extra Weather
P382 Teletext 382 Dec26 20:20:13          LEAGUE    Stones Bitter Championship ——  —— SHEFFIELD EAGLES 30 DONCASTER 22 Five-try Eagles overtook south Yorkshire neighbours Doncaster as they chalked up an historic victory. The welcome win puts Sheffield ahead in the league after the first-ever first division meeting between the two clubs. Debutant Frenchman Laurent Lucchese kicked five goals for the Eagles. Richard Price and Lynton Scott claimed the home team's first tries. Workington ——————————————————————————————————7/10— Regional sport 170 Sport index 131 REGIONAL NEWS, SPORT & TRAVEL p330 Next page Soccer Sport Extra Weather
P382 Teletext 382 Dec26 20:20:20          LEAGUE    Stones Bitter Championship ——  —— WORKINGTON 28 WAKEFIELD TRINITY 12 Workington finally wore down relegation rivals Wakefield Trinity in strength-sapping conditions. It rained throughout the contest and the players had to contend with a mud bath in the centre of the field. Town led 16-12 at half time and in a mistake-strewn second half there were no further scores until the final two minutes of the gclf. A late try from A ——————————————————————————————————8/10— Regional sport 170 Sport index 131 REGIONAL NEWS, SPORT & TRAVEL p330 Next page Soccer Sport Extra Weather
P382 Teletext 382 Dec26 20:20:40          LEAGUE    Stones Bitter Championship ——  —— WARRINGTON 11 WIDNES 2 A late try from stand-off Francis Maloney helped Warrington beat neighbours Widnes at Wilderspool. Maloney struck four minutes from time, taking a pass from loose forward Kelly Shelford and racing 30 yards to score. Warrington, who opened the scoring through Adrian Hadley, included Welsh star Jonathan Davies for the first time in two months after a shoulder injury, ——————————————————————————————————9/10— Regional sport 170 Sport index 131 REGIONAL NEWS, SPORT & TRAVEL p330 Next page Soccer Sport Extra Weather
P382 Teletext 382 Dec26 20:34:02          LEAGUE    Stones Bitter Championship ——  —— secured victory in the closing stages. ——————————————————————————————————10/10 Regional sport 170 Sport index 131 REGIONAL NEWS, SPORT & TRAVEL p330 Next page Soccer Sport Extra Weather