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23rd August 1995: Wigan 52 Sheffield 20
Posted by cherryandwhite on October 09 2013 - 19:15

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Wednesday 23rd August 1995

Wigan 52 Sheffield Eagles 20
Central Park, Wigan
Stones Bitter Centenary Championship - Round 2 of 20
Kick Off: 7:30pm

Wigan Team
1.  Henry Paul    
2. 

Jason Robinson

 T   
3. 

Va'aiga Tuigamala

 T   
4. 

Gary Connolly

 T   
5. 

Martin Offiah

 T   
6.  Nigel Wright  T2   
7.  Shaun Edwards    
8.  Kelvin Skerrett    
9.  Martin Dermott    
10.  Terry O'Connor    
11.  Simon Haughton    
12.  Mick Cassidy  T   
13.  Andy Farrell  T   G8 
 
Sub.  Scott Quinnell    
Sub.  Martin Hall    
Sub.  Neil Cowie  T   
Sub.  Kris Radlinski    

Sheffield 

1. David Mycoe, 2. Lynton Stott, 3. Richard Price, 4. Darren Hughes, 5. Bright Sodje, 6. Ryan Sheridan, 7. Darren Turner, 8. Paul Broadbent, 9. Johnny Lawless, 10. Sonny Whakarau, 11. Andy Hay, 12. Paul Carr, 13. Anthony Farrell. Subs: Ian Hughes, John Glancy, Sonny Whakarau.

Tries: Ryan Sheridan, Paul Carr, Sonny Whakarau
Goals: David Mycoe 4

Summary: 

Wigan had announced earlier in the day that they wouldn't be re-signing Frano Botica, who was due to return to the club after finishing the ARL season with Auckland Warriors. The reason was because they already had a replacement in 21 year old Nigel Wright and he showed his potential with two tries scored in this 52-20 rout of Sheffield in Wigan's league opener at Central Park. Wright opened the scoring in the 5th Minute but Sheffield fought back to lead 8-6 after a try from Ryan Sheridan and a couple of goals from David Mycoe. Sheffield though were left to rue a stupid dissent penalty conceded by Lynton Stott because Wigan got momentum from that to lead 26-8 by half time. Tries from Jason Robinson and Martin Offiah within three minutes of the re-start pushed Wigan on and although Sheffield found two tries later, Wigan hit the 50 point mark in the end.

Half Time:  Wigan 26 Sheffield 8
Attendance: 

10,379

Referee: 

Karl Kirkpatrick (Warrington)

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