On This Day: Saints beat Leigh – 1977

Each day whilst we are all in Lockdown we will recall a famous match from the current day thanks to Saints Heritage Society.

20th APRIL – 1977

First Division: St. Helens 49-2 Leigh at Knowsley Road.

Left centre Eddie Cunningham roared in for three tries and repeated the performance in the next match, with a dazzling hat-trick against Castleford at Wheldon Road! 

Eddie, a member of one of rugby league’s most famous families, had bull-like strength to break through a raft of tacklers when his progress seemed surely to be halted! He was effective both in the centres and back-row, and a real handful, as this image above of him playing against Wigan at Central Park shows.

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