20th February 1983: Wigan 5 Hull KR 21
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Sunday 20th February 1983

Wigan 5 Hull Kingston Rovers 21
Central Park, Wigan
Slalom Lager Championship - Round 23 of 30
Kick Off 3:00pm

Wigan Team
1.  Barry Williams    
2. 

Brian Juliff

   
3.  David Wood    
4.  Colin Whitfield  T   G 
5. 

Henderson Gill

   
6.  David Stephenson    
7. 

Gary Stephens

   
8.  Glyn Shaw    
9.  Nicky Kiss    
10.  Brian Case    
11.  Danny Campbell    
12.  Mick Scott    
13.  Shaun Wane    
 
Sub.  John Pendlebury    
Sub.  Brian Dunn    

Hull KR 

Tries: Prohm, Lydiat, Holdstock, Laws
Goals: Lydiat 4
Drop Goals: Fairbairn 1

Summary: 

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.

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