17th November 1972: Wigan 18 Australia 18
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Wigan 18 Australia 18 - Friday 17th November 1972
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Wigan Rugby League Centenary Celebration Match
Kick Off: 7:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Colin Tyrer, 2. Kevin O'Loughlin, 3. David Hill, 4. Bill Francis, 5. Keiron O'Loughlin, 6. Billy Davies, 7. Jimmy Nulty
WiganlForwards:l 8. Alan Bence, 9. Colin Clarke, 10. Laurie Hinchcliffe, 11. Bill Ashurst, 12. Dave Robinson, 13. Doug Laughton
WiganlSubs Used:l (None)


David Hill, Keiron O'Loughlin
WiganlGoals:l Colin Tyrer 4, Bill Ashurst 2


Bobby Fulton 3, Geoff Starling
AustralialGoals:l Ray Baningham


This was a match to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Wigan Rugby Club in 1872.
Australia were not on an official tour of Britain, they visited having took part in the 1972 World Cup in France.
Bill Ashurst kicked a drop goal (worth two points) in the final minute to secure a draw for Wigan.