20th February 1983: Wigan 5 Hull KR 21
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Wigan 5 Hull Kingston Rovers 21 - Sunday 20th February 1983
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Slalom Lager Championship
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Barry Williams, 2. Brian Juliff, 3. David Wood, 4. Colin Whitfield, 5. Henderson Gill, 6. David Stephenson, 7. Gary Stephens
WiganlForwards:l 8. Glyn Shaw, 9. Nicky Kiss, 10. Brian Case, 11. Danny Campbell, 12. Mick Scott, 13. Shaun Wane
WiganlSubs Used:l 14. John Pendlebury, 15. Brian Dunn

WiganlTries:l

Colin Whitfield

WiganlGoals:l Colin Whitfield 1

Hull KRlTries:l

Prohm, Lydiat, Holdstock, Laws

Hull KRlGoals:l

Lydiat 4

Hull KRlDrops:l

Fairbairn 1

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Summary:l

After their early cup exit midweek, Wigan were now left with just the league to fight for. They had a chance but they would need to win a few big games against their rivals and unfortunately they got off to a bad start here against Hull KR. Wigan hadn't lost at Central Park in the league all season but Rovers produced an excellent display. This game will be more remembered though for the fact Granada TV's "Rugby League Action" had been given access to film Alex Murphy in the dressing room and he produced an amazing post match reaction (see video).

Half Time:l Wigan 5 Hull KR 10
Attendance:l 7,162
Referee:l John Holdsworth

Top of the Slalom Lager Championship - After This Match
1st Place:l Leeds - Played - 21 - Won - 17 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 3 - Points: - 35
2nd Place:l Hull - Played - 21 - Won - 15 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 31
3rd Place:l Hull KR - Played - 21 - Won - 14 - Drawn - 0 - Lost - 7 - Points: - 28
4th Place:l St Helens - Played - 20 - Won - 13 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 6 - Points: - 27
5th Place:l Wigan - Played - 18 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 1 - Lost - 5 - Points: - 25