Wigan 21 Penrith 4 - Wednesday 2nd October 1991 Venue: Anfield, Liverpool Competition: Fosters World Club Challenge Kick Off: 8:00pm
1. Steve Hampson, 2. David Myers, 3. Sam Panapa, 4. Joe Lydon, 5. Frano
Botica, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Andy Gregory
8. Kelvin Skerrett, 9. Martin Dermott, 10. Andy Platt, 11. Denis Betts, 12.
Billy McGinty, 13. Phil Clarke
14. Ian Lucas (replaced Andy Platt), 15. Ian Gildart (replaced
Billy McGinty - 65th Minute), 16. Neil Cowie (replaced Kelvin Skerrett -
37th Minute), 17. Mike
Forshaw (replaced Phil Clarke)
Sam Panapa, David Myers
Frano Botica 6
Joe Lydon 1
1. Greg Barwick, 2. Darren Willis, 3. Graeme Bradley, 4. Brad Izzard, 5.
Graham Mackay, 6. Steve Carter, 7. Greg Alexander
8. Brandon Lee, 9. Royce Simmons, 10. Paul Dunn, 11. Paul Clarke, 12. John
Cartwright, 13. Colin Van der Voort
14. Ben Alexander (replaced Greg Barwick - Half Time), 15. Grant Izzard
(replaced Brandon Lee - Half Time), 16. Tony Xuereb (replaced Colin Van
der Voort - 61st Minute), 17. Paul
Smith (replaced Darren Willis - 50th Minute)
Wigan won the World Club Challenge for the second time
against a Penrith side that "had seemed at pains to get their excuses in
first" before the game but still competed well. Penrith certainly
wouldn't have been impressed with French referee Alain Sablayrolles who
penalised them nine times in the first 15 minutes, allowing Frano Botica to
dispatch four penalty goals for an 8-0 lead after just 12 minutes. Penrith
did recover to claim the games first try from Darren Willis in the 18th
Minute but a 27th Minute try from Sam Panapa put Wigan 14-4 up by half time.
No further scoring occurred until the 70th Minute when Botica kicked a fifth
penalty for 16-4 and the night was topped off for Wigan with a try from
David Myers three minutes from time and a late drop goal from Joe Lydon. One
newspaper did suggest the final score "rather flattered" Wigan and that "the
fixture once again had been amply justified".
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