19th April 1950: Widnes 2 Wigan 33
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Widnes 2 Wigan 33 - Wednesday 19th April 1950
Venue: Naughton Park, Widnes
Competition: League
Kick Off: 6:00pm


1. Ted Ward, 2. Brian Nordgren, 3. Jack Broome, 4. George Roughley, 5. Ronnie Hurst, 6. Ces Mountford, 7. Johnny Alty


8. Ted Slevin, 9. Harold McIntyre, 10. Frank Barton, 11. Jack Large, 12. Bill Hudson, 13. Billy Blan

WiganlTries:l Bill Hudson 2, Billy Blan, Jack Broome, Ces Mountford, Brian Nordgren, George Roughley
WiganlGoals:l Ted Ward 6


Notes:l From this match onward Wigan had to cope without Martin Ryan, Gordon Ratcliffe, Ernie Ashcroft, Jack Cunliffe, Jack Hilton, Tommy Bradshaw,
Ken Gee and Joe Egan for the rest of the season. They were to depart on 20th April 1950 for the long Great Britain summer tour to Australia and
New Zealand. In those days, travelling was done by boat and the season was never shortened to accommodate the tourists.

Brian Nordgren also set a new Wigan record for most tries in a season during this game when his 62nd try of the season saw him overtake Johnny
Ring's 61 in 1925-26.