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1st September 1906: Wigan 54 Barrow 0
Posted by Bilko on July 20 2014 - 12:59
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Wigan 54 Barrow 0 - Saturday 1st September 1906
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: League

WiganlBacks:l

1. Jack Mason, 2. Jim Leytham, 3. Bert Jenkins, 4. Harry Price, 5. Harry Lowe, 6. Billy Anderson, 7. Johnny Thomas

WiganlForwards:l 8. Frank Watkins, 9. Bob Brooks, 10. Tom Whittaker, 11. Thomas McCabe, 12. Sam Moores, 13. Jack Hilton

WiganlTries:l

Jim Leytham 3, Bert Jenkins 3, Harry Price 2, Bob Brooks, Harry Lowe, Frank Watkins, Tom Whittaker

WiganlGoals:l

Jim Leytham 6, Jack Price 1, Jack Mason 1, Billy Anderson 1

Summary:l

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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