2000 Super League Grand Final

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2000 (2000) Super League Grand Final  ()
12Total
WIG Wigancolours.svg 41216
ST H Saintscolours.svg 111829
Date14 October 2000
Stadium Old Trafford
Location Flag of England.svg Manchester
Harry Sunderland Trophy Flag of England.svg Chris Joynt ( Saintscolours.svg St Helens)
Referees Russell Smith
Attendance58,132 [1]
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The 2000 Super League Grand Final was the third official Grand Final and the conclusive and championship-deciding game of 2000's Super League V. Held on Saturday 14 October 2000 at Old Trafford, Manchester, the game was played between St. Helens and Wigan Warriors. Wigan wore blue for the encounter and St Helens wore their traditional red and white. The match was refereed by Russell Smith of Castleford and played before a crowd of 58,132. In the end St Helens, inspired by their captain Chris Joynt, defeated Wigan Warriors 29–16. [2]

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Background

Tetleys Super League V reverted to 12 teams after Gateshead Thunder and Sheffield Eagles left the league although Huddersfield Giants subsequently became Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants and finished bottom for the third consecutive season. Wigan Warriors finished top for the first time since Super League III when they won the Grand Final.

TeamPldWDLPFPAPDPts
1 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 282413960405+55549
2 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 282305988627+36146

Route to the Final

Wigan Warriors

Wigan
RoundOppositionScore
Qualifying Semi-Final Saintscolours.svg St Helens (H)54-16
Final Eliminator Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls (H)40-12
Key: (H) = Home venue; (A) = Away venue.

St Helens

St Helens
RoundOppositionScore
Qualifying Play-Off Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls (H)16-11
Qualifying Semi-Final Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors (A)54-16
Key: (H) = Home venue; (A) = Away venue.

Match details

14 October 2000
Wigan Warriors Wigancolours.svg 16 - 29 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens
Tries: Andy Farrell, Dave Hodgson, Tony Smith
Goals: Andy Farrell (2)
Tries: Sean Hoppe, Chris Joynt (2), Fereti Tuilagi, Tim Jonkers
Goals: Sean Long (4)
Drop Goals Paul Sculthorpe
Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 58,132
Referee: Russell Smith (Castleford)
St Helens Position Wigan Warriors
1 Flag of England.svg Paul Wellens Fullback1 Flag of England.svg Jason Robinson
2 Flag of England.svg Steve Hall Winger2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brett Dallas
3 Flag of New Zealand.svg Kevin Iro Centre3 Flag of England.svg Kris Radlinski
Flag of New Zealand.svg Sean Hoppe Centre Flag of Australia (converted).svg Steve Renouf
5 Flag of England.svg Anthony Sullivan Winger5 Flag of England.svg David Hodgson
6 Flag of England.svg Tommy Martyn Stand Off6 Flag of England.svg Tony Smith
Flag of England.svg Sean Long Scrum Half Flag of Australia (converted).svg Willie Peters
Flag of New Zealand.svg Apollo Perelini Prop Flag of Ireland.svg Terry O'Connor
9 Flag of England.svg Keiron Cunningham Hooker9 Flag of England.svg Terry Newton
Flag of New Zealand.svg Julian O'Neill Prop Flag of England.svg Neil Cowie
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tim Jonkers 2nd Row Flag of Ireland.svg Mick Cassidy
Flag of England.svg Chris Joynt 2nd Row Flag of England.svg Denis Betts
Flag of England.svg Paul Sculthorpe Loose Forward Flag of England.svg Andy Farrell
Flag of Samoa.svg Fereti Tuilagi Interchange Flag of England.svg Lee Gilmour
Flag of England.svg Scott Barrow Interchange Flag of England.svg Chris Chester
Flag of England.svg John Stankevitch Interchange Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tony Mestrov
Flag of England.svg Sonny Nickle Interchange Flag of New Zealand.svg Brady Malam
Coach Flag of New Zealand.svg Frank Endacott

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