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2nd October 1991: Wigan 21 Penrith 4 (World Club Challenge)
Posted by cherryandwhite on October 19 2013 - 16:45
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Wigan 21 Penrith 4 - Wednesday 2nd October 1991
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
Competition: Fosters World Club Challenge
Kick Off: 8:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Steve Hampson, 2. David Myers, 3. Sam Panapa, 4. Joe Lydon, 5. Frano Botica, 6. Shaun Edwards, 7. Andy Gregory
WiganlForwards:l 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

WiganlGoals:l Frano Botica 6
WiganlDrops:l Joe Lydon 1

PenrithlBacks:l 1. Greg Barwick, 2. Darren Willis, 3. Graeme Bradley, 4. Brad Izzard, 5. Graham Mackay, 6. Steve Carter, 7. Greg Alexander
PenrithlForwards:l 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)


Darren Willis

PenrithlGoals:l (None)


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".

Half Time:l

Wigan 14 Penrith 4




Alain Sablayrolles (France)


Frano Botica (Wigan)


Delayed Highlights on BBC 1 during "Sportsnight"

Scoring and Incident Pattern
- Wigan 02 Penrith 00 Penalty Goal: Frano Botica
- Wigan 04 Penrith 00 Penalty Goal: Frano Botica
- Wigan 06 Penrith 00 Penalty Goal: Frano Botica
12th Minute Wigan 08 Penrith 00 Penalty Goal: Frano Botica
18th Minute Wigan 08 Penrith 04 Try: Darren Willis
27th Minute Wigan 12 Penrith 04 Try: Sam Panapa
- Wigan 14 Penrith 04 Conversion: Frano Botica
Half Time Wigan 14 Penrith 4
70th Minute Wigan 16 Penrith 04 Penalty Goal: Frano Botica
77th Minute Wigan 20 Penrith 04 Try: David Myers
80th Minute Wigan 21 Penrith 04 Drop Goal: Joe Lydon
Full Time Wigan 21 Penrith 4

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