Each day whilst we are all in Lockdown this week we will recall a famous match from the current day thanks to Saints Heritage Society.
7 APRIL – 1956
Challenge Cup semi-final: St. Helens 5-5 Barrow at Station Road. Attendance: 38,897.
Deadlock after 80 minutes in what could only be described as an arm-wrestle in modern terms. Frank Carlton scored Saints’ try, which was converted by 19 year old stand-off Austin Rhodes.
Over 40,000 saw Saints triumph 10-5 in the replay at Central Park, Wigan, four days later before we went on to lift the Challenge Cup for the first time at Wembley.
For more Saints history visit the Saints Heritage Society.