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#1 Viking Warrior

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:44 PM

mine was at houghton road sthelens when runcorn highfield beat keighley by 50 points to end a 2 1/2 year losing streak


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#2 Griff9of13

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:58 PM

Easy, Wigan vs Manly 1986 World Club Challenge. Not one try, but a riveting game.
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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:11 PM

Saints v Brisbane WCC or NZ v Tonga 1995 WC or Carlisle beating Cas in the Regal Trophy in 1994
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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:12 PM

England v NZ in the semi final
Possibly the most amazing and hesrtbreaking game I ever saw

Failing that 1st test
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#5 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:27 PM

Probably Wigan v Hull 1985 CC Final.
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#6 Futtocks

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:29 PM

England v NZ in the semi final
Possibly the most amazing and hesrtbreaking game I ever saw

That semi-final last year was up there as one of the the most thrilling I've seen in decades. Agonising at the end, but two teams giving and risking everything for a big noisy crowd - fabulous!


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#7 Dave T

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:54 PM

Yep, that semi for me too.

Closely followed by the 2008 WC final.

From a Wire point of view, the CCSemi against Wigan at Widnes is a highlight. Semi finals are more nerve-wracking, disappointing and/or enjoyable than any others.

#8 Dave T

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:55 PM

Tonga v NZ in 1995 too.

#9 Evil Homer

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:02 PM

Wigan vs Leeds, 2003 play-offs



#10 Gav Wilson

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:08 PM

England v New Zealand at Wembley last year.

 

The 2002 SL Grand Final.

 

Fev v York in the Challenge Cup in 2004. (We beat them 4 times that year)

 

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#11 wackojacko

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:26 PM

England - NZ at Wembley.

 

2002 Challenge Cup Final.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:49 PM

England v New Zealand as others have said, and a happy rather than painful one: Warrington 15 Australia 12 at Wilderspool in 1978.



#13 Trojan

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:03 PM

I'd have to say England v NZ at Wembley last year. I've followed the game for over 50 years but I doubt you'd see more skill, effort, bravery and drama in one game than there was in that one.  The end was heartbreaking, but that's sport there have to be winners and losers.  James Graham sat on the ground, bleeding, utterly shattered summed up our lads' effort for me.  You can't give more than your all, and those lads gave 110% (both sides)  I think the downside was the final, NZ had clearly nothing left in the tank.  England would probably have been the same.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:05 PM

England v NZ in the semi final
Possibly the most amazing and hesrtbreaking game I ever saw

Failing that 1st test
1990
Wembley

absolutely right. I have never been more exhilarated, and emotionally drained after a game.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:05 PM

Saints 75 - Wigan 0  :tongue:


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#16 Futtocks

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:52 PM

I'd have to say England v NZ at Wembley last year. I've followed the game for over 50 years but I doubt you'd see more skill, effort, bravery and drama in one game than there was in that one.  The end was heartbreaking, but that's sport there have to be winners and losers.  James Graham sat on the ground, bleeding, utterly shattered summed up our lads' effort for me.  You can't give more than your all, and those lads gave 110% (both sides)  I think the downside was the final, NZ had clearly nothing left in the tank.  England would probably have been the same.

That's the thing about that match - both teams gave everything and both made it a stunning game. That Kiwi try with the over-shoulder no-look pass from the touchline was just as brilliant as anything England did. Okay, whoever won would have been somewhat drained for the final, but what a match.


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#17 Jeff Stein

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:06 PM

Last year's England NZ semi and the 1990 Wembley test are good picks. Also Australia NZ at the Stoop and Lebanon Cook Islands at the Millennium Stadium would be on my list, but for me Wales v. Samoa at the Vetch in 1995 is the Daddy



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:07 PM

hull kr v oldham 2nd devision premiership final at old trafford. oldham 29 to 6 down 5 minutes into the second half then winning 30 To 39 with five to go and hanging on to win. i can remember tommy martyn cart wheeling up the touch line after scoring the winner.
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:55 AM

Wigan v Bradford 2007 Play Offs. Wigan losing 30 - 6 and then go on to win 30 - 31.



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 08:18 AM

Had to have a think about this. The 1985 Cup Final and the WC semi-final are up there, but, bizarre as this may seem to some people, it has to be our 72-6 loss (!) at Whitehaven on 14th. September 1986, as we didn't effectively have a club a week earlier and now we were up and running again.






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