18th November 1963: Wigan 10 Australia 18
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 11 2012 - 09:57

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


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


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

WiganlTries:l Frank Carlton, Trevor Lake

Laurie Gilfedder 2


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


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

AustralialTries:l Earl Harrison, Paul Quinn

Graeme Langlands 6


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.


Wigan 5 Australia 7


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