12th March 1947: Wigan 8 AS Carcassonne 11
Posted by cherryandwhite on November 19 2012 - 01:02
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Wigan 8 AS Carcassonne 11 - Wednesday 12th March 1947
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Tour Match
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Ted Ward, 2. Jack Hilton, 3. Johnny Lawrenson, 4. Ernie Ashcroft, 5. Stan Jolley, 6. Ces Mountford, 7. Frank Tracey
WiganlForwards:l

8. George Woosey, 9. Joe Egan, 10. Joe Shovelton, 11. Emrys Evans, 12. Frank Barton, 13. Harry Atkinson


WiganlTries:l Emrys Evans, Jack Hilton
WiganlGoals:l Ted Ward 1

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Note:l This Match was played in Heavy Snow Conditions (See Picture). It was the return of a challenge match between the champions of England and France, with Wigan having visited Carcassonne in November 1946. My Grandad attended this game and remember that Carcassone came with a joke mentality and tried to play with mini rugby balls. He also noted the french full back Puig Aubert who was smoking a fag with one hand, whilst catching the ball with the other. He was quite famous for this, hence his nickname "Pipette"