Saints take Spoils against 12-player Wigan in drama-filled derby

St Helens ended Wigan Warriors' 15-match winning run with a drama-filled 12-4 victory in the Good Friday derby.

It was a tense and tantalising opening 40 between the two foes, huge tackles only being interrupted by a penalty conversion from the boot of Mark Percival as Saints took a 2-0 lead in at half-time.

Tyler Dupree also saw trouble in the first 40 as he was sent to the sin bin for leading with the elbow in a carry, escaping a red card due to hitting Matty Lees' chest before his head.

Bevan French got Wigan up and running just over 15 minutes into the second half as he finished off his own grubber, the video referee judging him to have grounded it to give his side a 4-2 lead.

Wigan were then reduced to 12 as Liam Byrne saw red for a high shot on Percival and that was when St Helens took advantage, Makinson showing his class to put Saints back in front as he snatched the ball in the air from Jai Field and dived over to give his side a slim 6-4 lead.