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17th January 1993: Wigan 40 Hull 2
Posted by cherryandwhite on October 16 2013 - 01:31

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Sunday 17th January 1993

Wigan 40 Hull 2
Central Park, Wigan
Silk Cut Challenge Cup Preliminary Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1.  Steve Hampson    

Sam Panapa

3.  Dean Bell    

Andrew Farrar


Martin Offiah


Frano Botica

 T   G8 

Shaun Edwards

8.  Neil Cowie    
9.  Martin Dermott    
10.  Ian Gildart    
11.  Denis Betts  T2   
12.  Billy McGinty    
13.  Phil Clarke    
Sub.  Jason Robinson    
Sub.  Joe Lydon    


Tries: (None)
Goals: Paul Eastwood 1


Only three Preliminary Round ties were drawn and Wigan were amongst those six sides to have drawn the short straw. To have an all first division tie like this one, including holders Wigan, in the Preliminary Round sparked uproar in the press, who had long since grown tired and despised of this extra round. Particularly when you bared in mind that teams like Nottingham, Chorley and Highfield were straight into Round 1!

Not only did it mean an extra cup tie, it also meant the postponement of league fixtures on top, Wigan having been due to host Wakefield on this day. Wigan would lose another league game a week later against Leeds, whilst playing in the Regal Final, so this was not what Wigan needed. Also Leeds had refused Wigan's idea to bring that league fixture forward to the previous weekend which had seen them have another game postponed due to that weekends opponent Bradford playing in Regal Trophy Semi Final. But you could understand Leeds decision because Wigan's idea who have been for them to play on the Friday on Sky at Warrington before hosting Wigan just two days later on the Sunday. As it turned out, this would be the last season that a Preliminary Round was held in not only the Challenge Cup, but also the Regal Trophy as well.

Half Time: 

Wigan 20 Hull 2




Russell Smith (Castleford)


1992-1993 Silk Cut Challenge Cup Preliminary Round

Wednesday 13th January 1993
Widnes 62 Swinton 14

Sunday 17th January 1993
Batley 20 Blackpool Gladiators 10
Wigan 40 Hull 2

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