1st September 1906: Wigan 54 Barrow 0 Posted by Bilko
on July 20 2014 - 13:59
Click: Last Match -
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Venue: Central Park, Wigan Competition: League
1. Jack Mason, 2. Jim Leytham, 3. Bert Jenkins, 4. Harry Price,
5. Harry Lowe, 6. Billy Anderson, 7. Johnny Thomas
8. Frank Watkins, 9. Bob Brooks, 10. Tom Whittaker, 11. Thomas McCabe, 12.
Sam Moores, 13. Jack Hilton
Jim Leytham 3, Bert Jenkins 3, Harry Price 2, Bob Brooks, Harry Lowe, Frank
Watkins, Tom Whittaker
Jim Leytham 6, Jack Price 1, Jack Mason 1, Billy Anderson 1
Modern Rugby League was born with major rule changes in
the off season. A meeting of the committee on June 12th decided that teams
would be reduced from 15 to side to 13 a side with the ideal being to
"decrease the number of scrummages". Rucks and mauls were also abolished and replaced by the play-the-ball.
Wigan made hay under the new rules with a spanking of Barrow on the opening
day of the 1906-1907 season at Central Park setting a new record victory for
the club. The previous record of 51-0 had only been set against Wakefield
the previous April.
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