17th October 1959: Hull 8 Wigan 9
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 05 2012 - 14:41

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Hull 8 Wigan 9 - Saturday 17th October 1959
Venue: The Boulevard, Hull
Competition: League
Kick Off: 3:00pm


1. Jack Cunliffe, 2. Keith Holden, 3. Fred Griffiths, 4. Frank Halliwell, 5. Syd Fenton, 6. Terry Entwistle, 7. Tommy Gentles


8. John Barton, 9. Frank Wright, 10. Bill Bretherton, 11. Frank Collier, 12. Geoff Lyon, 13. Jack Gregory

WiganlTries:l Frank Collier
WiganlGoals:l Fred Griffiths 3

Trips to Hull were always difficult in the old days and Wigan had to battle on this trip to The Boulevard without Billy Boston, Eric Ashton, Mick Sullivan, Dave Bolton and Brian McTigue who were all playing in the First Test for Great Britain against Australia at Swinton on this Saturday Afternoon. They lost 22-14 but considering the absences, and that Hull had just one player in the test team, this was a great, albeit narrow, victory for Wigan.