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Summary

  1. FT: Wigan 29-18 St Helens
  2. Saints' Kyle Amor sent off for high tackle on Liam Marshall
  3. Saints in action for first time since departure of coach Keiron Cunningham
  4. Michael McIlorum returns for Wigan after 14 months out
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By Matt Newsum

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  1. Goodbye

    FT: Wigan 29-18 St Helens

    Wigan celebrate

    Wigan then and their proud coach Shaun Wane, make it 35 Super League derby wins against St Helens in the opening game of Good Friday's rugby league offering.

    You can find reaction to come in our report here.

    Don't forget commentaries of Castleford v Wakefield, Leeds v Hull FC and Salford v Leigh which are all available by clicking here.

    Thanks for joining us, and enjoy the rest of your Easter - whatever you may be doing.

    Wigan 29-18 St Helens

    Wigan celebrate

    Wigan claim a thrilling Good Friday derby Super League win over St Helens, who play for 67 minutes with 12 men.

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  2. Take a breath

    FT: Wigan 29-18 St Helens

    What a game. Saints, despite losing Kyle Amor early on in the game to a red card, kept up the fight against Wigan until midway in the second half when they pulled away.

    Whether it was fatigue or Wigan's extra man that told, there is much to be proud of particularly in the debut of Regan Grace who looked at home on the wing.

    The interim coaching team of Jamahl Lolesi, Sean Long and Derek Traynor have done themselves proud after the departure of Keiron Cunningham.

  3. Full time

    Wigan 29-18 St Helens

    Liam Marshall

    Two tries for Joe Burgess and Liam Marshall and a Liam Farrell score ensure that Wigan come away with the two points to end their losing run.

    St Helens were extremely brave, battling away with tries from Morgan Knowles, debutant Regan Grace and Tommy Makinson.

    However, the Warriors lived up to their name, showing their mettle to record the win. What a thrilling derby.

  4. Post update

    Wigan 29-18 St Helens

    Saints, desperate and time running out, went for broke but kicked straight to Wigan player.

    Then concede a penalty. DW rocks with Wigan joy. Hooter is looming.

  5. Post update

    Wigan 29-18 St Helens

    Wigan cross but ref Ben Thaler brings play back for a forward pass. Saints scrum 10 out.

    Inside the final two minutes now.

  6. Post update

    Wigan 29-18 St Helens

    Wigan v St Helens

    Saints knock on in contact. They have to force the issue and that is where errors are made.

    Wigan happy to slow it down at the scrum, in midfield.

    Saints high-tackle off the scrum play hands initiative to Wigan. Penalty.

  7. Post update

    Wigan 29-18 St Helens

    Saints lifted by the try are making metres and finding spaces. Testing Matty Smith kick had Wigan scrambling but the home team come up with the ball.

    Great finish to this game.

  8. TRY (Makinson, con Percival)

    Wigan 29-18 St Helens

    What a passage of play by Saints. Chucking the ball about left to right then left and then finding a gap for Tommy Makinson to scream through.

    Chink of light for Saints.

  9. Post update

    Wigan 29-12 St Helens

    High shot on Theo Fages wins penalty. Tap. Morgan Knowles taken high in front of the sticks. Penalty.

    Saints raiding here...

  10. Post update

    Wigan 29-12 St Helens

    Freaky passage of play there.

    Saints hacked the ball on after Matty Smith's kick was fumbled by Morgan Escare. Got a drop-out off it.

    Chance to mount the late fightback? Too late for me.

  11. Post update

    Wigan 29-12 St Helens

    What I love about George Williams is he plays in Wigan's structures, which can be very rigid, extremely well.

    But he also has a touch of ingenuity and off-the-cuff as was shown there.

    Morgan Escare converted that last try by the way. 17-point lead now.

  12. TRY (Burgess)

    Wigan 27-12 St Helens

    They have hit their stride now.

    Joe Burgess gets his second, tracking a clip over the top from George Williams to slide in and catch on the full to score.

    Saints deflated, Wigan elated. Williams the fulcrum, Burgess the finisher.

  13. Post update

    Wigan 23-12 St Helens

    Tommy Makinson lies on the turf after being dragged into the in-goal area. Saints are blowing now.

    Another drop-out. Another marauding attack by Wigan to come.

    It's the Wigan fans you can hear going through their songbook in the fans. The party starts here for them.

  14. TRY (Marshall)

    Wigan 23-12 St Helens

    If this was a boxing match, then that is the knock-out combo from Wigan.

    Liam Farrell's try the left hook, Liam Marshall's score - took to mid-air after a flying left-wing break - is the uppercut.

    Great break, great finish. Can't see Saints getting off the canvas now. How did he squeeze it in?

  15. TRY REVIEW

    Wigan 19-12 St Helens

    Liam Marshall goes airborne after a flying move down the right, Farrell to Burgess to Marshall... is that the gamebreaker?

  16. TRY (Farrell)

    Wigan 19-12 St Helens

    Just as Saints feel optimism, it's punctured by Liam Farrell.

    Wigan tried to crash through on the right off the scrum, but when the ball slides left Saints can't get there and Farrell just coasts through. Lovely finish.

    Regan Grace has had a stellar debut but he will feel so hurt, it was his error that led to it. Poor lad, to quote Eddie Waring.

  17. Post update

    Wigan 15-12 St Helens

    Ray French

    BBC Radio Merseyside

    The speed of Regan Grace over that five metres, he left his wing man as if he was standing still.

    St Helens created an overlap with 12 men and they are still in this.

    Wigan are holding territory but if St Helens can get out this game is still alive.

  18. Post update

    Wigan 15-12 St Helens

    Magnificent 'at the last', 'defender in the eyeline' stuff from Saints there. Regan Grace touching down beautifully.

    However, his error off the restart has given Wigan a scrum now. 10 away...

  19. TRY (Grace)

    Wigan 15-12 St Helens

    Wigan had jammed in and Saints worked the ball wide to the left with some really hard-to-execute late passes and Regan Grace flew in at the corner to touch the ball down.

    WHAT A DEBUT. SENSATIONAL.

  20. TRY (Grace)

    Wigan 15-12 St Helens