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13th October 1982: Wigan 9 Australia 13
Posted by cherryandwhite on January 20 2013 - 19:48
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Wigan 9 Australia 13 - Wednesday 13th October 1982
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Tour Match
Kick Off: 7:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Barry Williams, 2. Dennis Ramsdale, 3. David Stephenson, 4. Colin Whitfield, 5. Henderson Gill, 6. Martin Foy, 7. Gary Stephens
WiganlForwards:l 8. Lee Bamber, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Glyn Shaw, 11. Brian Juliff, 12. Mick Scott, 13. John Pendlebury
WiganlSubs:l 14. Jimmy Fairhurst (not used), 15. Danny Campbell (not used)


Henderson Gill

WiganlGoals:l Colin Whitfield 3

AustralialBacks:l 1. Ian Schubert, 2. Chris Anderson, 3. Steve Ella, 4. Gene Miles, 5. Kerry Boustead, 6. Wally Lewis, 7. Steve Mortimer
AustralialForwards:l 8. Don McKinnon, 9. Ray Brown, 10. Rohan Hancock, 11. Paul McCabe, 12. John Muggleton, 13. Wayne Pearce
AustralialSubs:l 14. Ray Price (not used), 15. Steve Rogers (not used)


Paul McCabe, John Muggleton, Kerry Boustead

AustralialGoals:l Steve Ella 2


Australia had beaten Hull KR 30-10 in their opening match of the 1982 tour and changed all thirteen players for this second match of the tour at Central Park. Players like Mal Meninga, Eric Grothe, Brett Kenny, Peter Sterling, Ray Price and Les Boyd were all left out but yet they still fielded a strong side. In the first half Wigan had only scored three penalties via Colin Whitfield whilst Australia crossed for tries by Paul McCabe and John Muggleton had them 10-6 ahead with Steve Ella converting both. In the second half, Gene Miles and McCabe combined to get Kerry Boustead over for a 13-6 lead but a later try for Wigan by Henderson Gill left the Aussies sweating in defence towards the end of the game.

Half Time:l Wigan 6 Australia 10
Attendance:l 12,158
Referee:l Gerry Kershaw
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