St After the last siren, Helens has made a dramatic attempt to beat fierce rivals Wigan 8-4 in the Super League grand final and retain the lead in Topflight titles

The lowest-scoring final in Super League history had a barely believable ending when Saint Tommy Makinson attempted a sweeping drop goal when the clock ticked after 80 minutes

The ball hit the post, ricocheted off, and the second rebound kicked to the left so Jack Welsby – just on the side as he followed the kick – could hit Wigan’s Bevan French to the ball and ground it

Wigan players dropped to their knees as St Helens celebrated for the 15th 15th time in 20 years Championship title

Wigan was 2-0 down at half-time in an arm wrestling game in an empty Hull stadium and scored his first points when Jake Bibby was 65 Minute went to the right corner

The conversion hit the bar and Wigan missed another chance to add two points when Zak Hardaker’s penalty kicked off the St Helens fell short and broad

The Saints immediately went down the other end and snatched the victory in the most gruesome way as far as Wigan was concerned

The Super League decider went from joy to despair for Wigan when St Helens’ Jack Welsby (back to camera) won him on death (Reuters / Action Images: Lee Smith)

Wigan, whose captain Sean O’Loughlin played the last game of his 19-year professional career, was looking for a third Super League title in five years and a record 23 Overall victory

“It was amazing to be a part of it, but it’s a shame how it ended,” said O’Loughlin

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Super League Grand Final

Weltnachrichten – AU – St Helens wins the Super League Grand Final in a breathtaking finish