WARRINGTON Wolves will head to Anfield on Saturday having made their debut appearance at Liverpool FC's home 21 years previous.

While this time The Wire face Wigan in one of six games that make up the Magic Weekend, it was on April 26, 1998, that St Helens took their home clash with Warrington away from Knowsley Road in a bid to take the game to a wider Merseyside audience.

> Wire and Wigan bring Locker Cup out of retirement

Over 10,000 supporters watched on as Saints came out on top 36-14 in the JJB Super League Round 4 encounter, leaving The Wire winless in the league at that stage.

Warrington Guardian:

Warrington Wolves centre Michael Eagar cleans up a St Helens kick under pressure from fSt Helens' future Wire forward Dean Busby at Anfield in 1998. Picture: Mike Boden

Saints, leading 12-4 at half time after stoutly defending some magnificent Lee Briers inspired attacking play, crossed twice in four minutes at the start of the second half to take the contest out of the reach of Darryl Van de Velde's Wire team.

> Warrington Guardian match report of Warrington's last game at Anfield


JJB Super League round 4

Sunday, April 26, 1998

St Helens 36 Warrington Wolves 14


Saints: Tries: Long (11mins, 47), D. Smith (37), C. Smith (44), Sullivan (70), Anderson (79). Goals: Goulding 5 (1 pen), Long.

Wolves: Tries: McCurrie (18mins), Doyle (53), Penny (73). Goal: Briers.

SCORING RATE: Wolves first: 0-2, 0-8, 4-8, 4-12, half-time, 4-18, 4-24, 8-24, 8-30, 14-30, 14-36.

PENALTIES: Saints 6 Wolves 5

SCRUMS: Saints 7 Wolves 11

SAINTS: Paul Atcheson; Chris Smith, Damien Smith, Paul Newlove, Anthony Sullivan;Sean Long, Bobbie Goulding; Andy Leathem, Karle Hammond, Julian O'Neill, Chris Joynt, Paul Davidson, Andy Haigh. Subs used: Ian Pickavance, Dean Busby, Brett Goldspink, Paul Anderson.

WOLVES: Lee Penny; Jason Roach, Toa Kohe-Love, Michael Eagar, Mark Forster; Adam Doyle, Lee Briers; Adam Fogerty, Danny Farrar, Danny Nutley, Ian Knott, Steve McCurrie, Mike Wainwright. Subs used: Chris Rudd, Gary Chambers, Warren Stevens, Chris Causey.

REFEREE: R Connolly


CONDITIONS: Overcast, sporadic rain