Jack Welsby scored one final try in a remarkable finish to help St Helens clinch the Super League Grand Final title with an 8-4 victory over rival Wigan.
Scores were level 4-4 going into the last minute, thanks to two penalties from Lachlan Coote and a try from Jake Bibby for Wigan, and Zak Hardaker was lucky enough to win it for the Warriors with a 45-yard penalty at the KCOM stadium in Hull. .
But the center dragged its wide effort 50 seconds to go and St Helens was aiming to work the field for a late-fallen scoring attempt, managing to gain some ground in the Warriors’ half.
Tommy Makinson was lined up for the effort, and as the ball landed in his winger’s hands, the full-time whistle sounded. His attempt seemed to have gone the distance, but the drama did not end there.
The ball rocked the right post and landed on the grass before bouncing back to the end zone, Wigan full-back Bevan French trying to protect the lost ball to safety.
You can watch the dramatic moment below…
However, the courageous pursuit of center Welsby proved to be invaluable as he dove for the ball, inches from the dead ball line and – after a long look from video referee Ben Thaler – scored the attempt to victory for the jubilant celebrations on the side of Kristian Woolf.
Veteran accessory James Graham, in the last game of his illustrious career, was reduced to tears on the sidelines as he signed with a Grand Final ring.