10th October 1993: Wigan 18 New Zealand 25
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Sunday 10th October 1993

Wigan 18 New Zealand 25
Central Park, Wigan
Tour Match
Kick Off 3:00pm    (Delayed: 7pm-9pm)

Wigan Team
1.  Joe Lydon    
2. 

Jason Robinson

   
3.  Dean Bell    
4. 

Gary Connolly

   
5. 

Sam Panapa

   
6.  Frano Botica    G3 
7.  Shaun Edwards  T   
8.  Neil Cowie  T   
9.  Martin Hall  T   
10.  Ian Gildart    
11.  Denis Betts    
12.  Andy Farrell    
13.  Phil Clarke    
 
Sub.  Barrie-Jon Mather    
Sub.  Martin Dermott    

New Zealand 

1. Daryl Halligan, 2. Sean Hoppe, 3. Iva Ropati, 4. Whetu Taewa, 5. Jason Williams, 6. Gene Ngamu, 7. Gary Freeman, 8. John Lomax, 9. Duane Mann, 10. Brent Stuart, 11. Stephen Kearney, 12. Robert Piva, 13. Jason Mackie. Subs: David Lomax, Jason Donnelly, Jason Lowrie.

Tries: Sean Hoppe 2, Gene Ngamu, Jason Mackie, Whetu Taewa
Goals: Daryl Halligan 1, Gene Ngamu 1
Drop Goals: Daryl Halligan 1

Summary: 

Wigan took a break from League Action to take on the touring Kiwi Side and for 50 minutes it looked like they would embarrass them. A try from Shaun Edwards put Wigan ahead before Gene Ngamu's try responded. Daryl Halligan's drop goal had New Zealand 7-6 up but Neil Cowie scored close to half time for a 12-7 half time Wigan lead. Four minutes into the second half Martin Hall scored to put Wigan 18-7 up and the shock victory looked more than on. New Zealand though rallied in the last half hour with tries from Sean Hoppe (2), Jason Mackie and Whetu Taewa completing their comeback.

Half Time: 

Wigan 12 New Zealand 7

Attendance: 

13,669

Referee: 

Robin Whitfield (Widnes)

Television: 

Delayed Coverage on Sky Sports