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8th November 1978: Wigan 2 Australia 28
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 12 2013 - 00:09

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Wednesday 8th November 1978

Wigan 2 Australia 28
Central Park, Wigan
Tour Match
Kick Off 7:30pm

Wigan Team
1.  George Fairbairn    G 

Dennis Ramsdale

3.  Dave Willicombe    
4.  Alan Greenall    

Jimmy Hornby


Keiron O'Loughlin


Bernard Coyle


John Wood

9.  Tony Karalius    
10.  Steve O'Neill    
11.  John Foran    
12.  Bill Melling    
13.  Dennis Boyd    


Sub.  Malcolm Swann    
Sub.  David Regan    


1. Allan McMahon, 2. Larry Corowa, 3. Steve Rogers, 4. Mick Cronin, 5. Ian Schubert, 6. Alan Thompson, 7. Steve Martin, 8. Ian Thomson, 9. Ron Hilditch, 10. Rod Morris, 11. Geoff Gerard, 12. Les Boyd, 13. Bruce Walker.

Tries: Larry Corowa 2, Steve Rogers 2, Bruce Walker, Allan McMahon
Goals: Mick 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:  Wigan 2 Australia 5
Attendance:  10,645
Referee:  Peter Massey (Salford)
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