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8th November 1978: Wigan 2 Australia 28
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 12 2013 - 00:09
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Wigan 2 Australia 28 - Wednesday 8th November 1978
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Tour Match
Kick Off: 7:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. George Fairbairn, 2. Dennis Ramsdale, 3. Dave Willicombe, 4. Alan Greenall, 5. Jimmy Hornby, 6. Keiron O'Loughlin, 7. Bernard Coyle
WiganlForwards:l 8. John Wood, 9. Tony Karalius, 10. Steve O'Neill, 11. John Foran, 12. Bill Melling, 13. Dennis Boyd
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Malcolm Swann (replaced Dave Willicombe - 9th Minute), 15. David Regan (replaced John Wood - 19th Minute)


WiganlGoals:l George Fairbairn 1

AustralialBacks:l 1. Allan McMahon, 2. Larry Corowa, 3. Steve Rogers, 4. Michael Cronin, 5. Ian Schubert, 6. Alan Thompson, 7. Steve Martin
AustralialForwards:l 8. Ian Thomson, 9. Ron Hilditch, 10. Rod Morris, 11. Geoff Gerard, 12. Les Boyd, 13. Bruce Walker
AustralialSubs Used:l (None)


Larry Corowa 2, Steve Rogers 2, Bruce Walker, Allan McMahon
AustralialGoals:l Michael Cronin 5


Wigan took a break from league action to welcome tourists Australia to Central Park on a Wednesday Night. Great Britain had levelled the test series with a 18-14 victory at Odsal the previous weekend and Australia were looking to bounce back and when Wigan trailed just 5-2 at half time, hopes became high of an upset. Wigan though had lost both Dave Willicombe (broken arm) and John Wood (dislocated elbow) to injury early on and it began to tell during the second half as Australia ran away to score five tries after the interval for a comfortable 28-2 win in the end.

Half Time:l

Wigan 2 Australia 5




Peter Massey (Salford)
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