18th November 1963: Wigan 10 Australia 18
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Wigan 10 Australia 18 - Monday 18th November 1963
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Tour Match
Kick Off: 2:30pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Stan McLeod, 2. Frank Carlton, 3. Jim McCormack, 4. Alan Davies, 5. Trevor Lake, 6. Dave Bolton, 7. Frank Parr

WiganlForwards:l

8. Frank Collier, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Brian McTigue, 11. Tom Woosey, 12. Geoff Lyon, 13. Laurie Gilfedder


WiganlTries:l Frank Carlton, Trevor Lake
WiganlGoals:l

Laurie Gilfedder 2


AustralialBacks:l

1. Ken Thornett, 2. Ken Irvine, 3. Graeme Langlands, 4. Jim Lisle, 5. Peter Diamond, 6. Earl Harrison, 7. Barry Muir

AustralialForwards:l

8. Noel Kelly, 9. Ian Walsh, 10. Paul Quinn, 11. Brian Hambly, 12. Dick Thornett, 13. Kevin Smyth


AustralialTries:l Earl Harrison, Paul Quinn
AustralialGoals:l

Graeme Langlands 6

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Summary:l

This match had been pushed back two days to a Monday Afternoon because fog ruined the initial Saturday date. The tourists were not in great spirits though because their "much liked" masseur W.Hunter had died of a heart attack the day before the game. They always looked to have too much for Wigan though, even though the scoreboard was close throughout. Australia led 7-5 at the break and that ticked over to 9-7 by the 50th Minute when the tourists ended up reduced to 12 men with prop Noel Kelly sent off for a incident with Stan McLeod. Although Wigan found a try from Trevor Lake after that, they were ill-discipline themselves with Graeme Langlands kicked four penalties in the match. Heavy Rain spoiled the last twenty minutes also.

HalflTime:l

Wigan 5 Australia 7

Attendance:l

11,746 (Gate Reciepts: 1,860)

Referee:l

E.Lawrinson (Warrington)