22nd October 1978: Bradford 19 Wigan 8
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Bradford Northern 19 Wigan 8 - Sunday 22nd October 1978
Venue: Odsal Stadium, Bradford
Competition: League First Division
Kick Off: 3:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. George Fairbairn, 2. Dennis Ramsdale, 3. Dave Willicombe, 4. Malcolm Swann, 5. Jimmy Hornby, 6. Keiron O'Loughlin, 7. Cliff Sayer
WiganlForwards:l 8. Steve O'Neill, 9. Geoff Aspinall, 10. Bill Melling, 11. Terry Hollingsworth, 12. John Foran, 13. Anthony Karalius
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. Bernard Coyle (replaced Cliff Sayer), 15. John Wood (replaced Anthony Karalius)

WiganlTries:l

Bill Melling, Keiron O'Loughlin
WiganlGoals:l George Fairbairn 1

BradfordlTries:l

Bacends 2, Parker, Gent, Forsyth
BradfordlGoals:l Fox 2
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Summary:l

This was the weekend of the First Ashes Test between Great Britain and Australia. The Aussies had won 15-9 at Central Park and Wigan travelled to Bradford with George Fairbairn backing up from playing in that test. Wigan though would fall to their second defeat of the league season at Odsal.

Half Time:l

Bradford 10 Wigan 5
Attendance:l 7,876

Top of the First Division - After This Match
1st Place:l Hull KR - Played - 7 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 0 - Points: - 14
2nd Place:l Warrington - Played - 8 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 1 - Points: - 14
3rd Place:l St Helens - Played - 7 - Won - 5 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 1 - Points: - 11
4th Place:l Widnes - Played - 6 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 8
5th Place:l Wigan - Played - 6 - Won - 4 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 2 - Points: - 8