25th June 2000: London 12 Wigan 16
Posted by Bilko on January 11 2016 - 22:40

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Sunday 25th June 2000
London Broncos 12 Wigan 16
The Valley, Charlton, London
Tetley's Super League 5 - Round 16 of 28
Kick Off 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1

. 

Kris Radlinski

   
2

. 

Brett Dallas

 T   
4

. 

Gary Connolly

   
3

. 

Steve Renouf

   
5

. 

Jason Robinson    
13

. 

Andy Farrell  T   G2 
7

. 

Willie Peters    
8

. 

Terry O'Connor    
9

. 

Terry Newton  T   
10

. 

Neil Cowie    
11

. 

Mick Cassidy    
12

. 

Denis Betts    
19

. 

Chris Chester    

Interchange:

14

. 

Lee Gilmour    
17

. 

Tony Mestrov    
18

. 

Wes Davies    
23

. 

Brady Malam    

London 

5. Brett Warton, 16. Frank Napoli, 4. Greg Fleming, 22. John Timu, 19. Dominic Peters, 1. Tulsen Tollett, 29. Glen Air, 18. Justin Dooley, 21. Jon Clarke, 17. Anthony Seibold, 11. Shane Millard, 12. Steele Retchless, 6. Karle Hammond.
Interchange: 9. Dean Callaway, 15. Andy Johnson, 26. Peter Lupton, 27. Paul Davidson.

Tries: Shane Millard, Glen Air
Goals: Brett Warton 2

Report: 

Party Poopers Wigan Warriors gate-crashed London Broncos' birthday party and ruined it.

The Broncos were celebrating 20 years of rugby league in the capital but were unable to repeat Fulham's 24-5 victory over Wigan in 1980.

The celebrations were underway when Shane Millard fought his way over the line after just four minutes to give the home side the lead.

It only lasted for four minutes. Willie Peters' pass to Andy Farrell opened up a massive gap in the Broncos' defence.

The home side, however, refused to take things lying down and were ahead again after 12 minutes.

Broncos skipper Karle Hammond's kick bounced awkwardly for Denis Betts and Glen Air, collected the gift to plunge over. Brett Walton's second successful kick gave his side a 12-6 lead.

The Warriors should have pulled level midway through the half but Terry Newton knocked on when touching down over the whitewash.

Newton made amends, however, on 30 minutes, combining well with Tony Mestrov, who flicked a ball out of the back door inviting the Warriors hooker to touch down.

And the visitors were denied a further score after 37 minutes, Steve Renouf being rightly pulled back for a forward pass after crossing the line.

The visitors moved ahead six minutes into the second period when Farrell's pass, with the Broncos defence stretched, presented Brett Dallas with an unmissable chance in the corner.

The Broncos, however, had more than their fair share of chances and seven minutes from time Tulsen Tollett got within 10 metres of the line only to see his wayward pass intercepted.

And then, in the dying moments, they got even closer but Air's kick proved too strong and the Broncos were unable to capitalise.

Half Time:  London 12 Wigan 12
Attendance: 

4,351

Referee: 

Stuart Cummings (Widnes)

Super League 5 - Round 16 Results
Fri 23 June - Halifax Blue Sox 24 St Helens 28 - 5,476
Fri 23 June - Leeds Rhinos 28 Warrington Wolves 24 - 11,432
Sun 25 June - Bradford Bulls 96 Salford City Reds 16 - 11,596
Sun 25 June - Hull FC 4 Castleford Tigers 18 - 6,501
Sun 25 June - London Broncos 12 Wigan Warriors 16 - 4,351
Sun 25 June - Wakefield Wildcats 20 Huddersfield-Sheffield 27 - 3,613

Tetley's Super League 5 Table - After This Round
1st:l Bradford - Played - 16 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 1 - Points: - 28
2nd:l

Wigan

- Played - 16 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 2 - Points: - 27
3rd:l St Helens - Played - 16 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 3 - Points: - 26
4th:l Castleford - Played - 16 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 6 - Points: - 20
5th:l Leeds - Played - 16 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 7 - Points: - 18

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6th:l Hull FC - Played - 16 - Won - 8 - Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 7 - Points: - 17
7th:l Halifax - Played - 16 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 9 - Points: - 14
8th:l Warrington - Played - 16 - Won - 6 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 10 - Points: - 12
9th:l Salford - Played - 16 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 11 - Points: - 10
10th:l Wakefield - Played - 16 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 12 - Points: - 8
11th:l London - Played - 16 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 12 - Points: - 8
12th:l Hudds-Sheff - Played - 16 - Won - 2 - Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 14 - Points: - 4

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