10th October 1993: Wigan 18 New Zealand 25
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Wigan 18 New Zealand 25 - Sunday 10th October 1993
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Tour Match
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Joe Lydon, 2. Jason Robinson, 3. Dean Bell, 4. Gary Connolly, 5. Sam Panapa, 6. Frano Botica, 7. Shaun Edwards

WiganlForwards:l 8. Neil Cowie, 9. Martin Hall, 10. Ian Gildart, 11. Denis Betts, 12. Andy Farrell, 13. Phil Clarke
WiganlSubslUsed:l 14. Barrie-Jon Mather (replaced Neil Cowie - 45th Minute), 15. Martin Dermott (replaced Martin Hall - 52nd Minute)

WiganlTries:l

Shaun Edwards, Neil Cowie, Martin Hall

WiganlGoals:l Frano Botica 3

NewlZealandlBacks:l

1. Daryl Halligan, 2. Sean Hoppe, 3. Iva Ropati, 4. Whetu Taewa, 5. Jason Williams, 6. Gene Ngamu, 7. Gary Freeman

NewlZealandlForwards:l 8. John Lomax, 9. Duane Mann, 10. Brent Stuart, 11. Stephen Kearney, 12. Robert Piva, 13. Jason Mackie
NewlZealandlSubslUsed:l David Lomax, Jason Donnelly, Jason Lowrie

NewlZealandlTries:l

Sean Hoppe 2, Gene Ngamu, Jason Mackie, Whetu Taewa
NewlZealandlGoals:l Daryl Halligan 1, Gene Ngamu 1
NewlZealandlDrops:l Daryl Halligan 1
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Summary:l

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.

HalflTime:l

Wigan 12 New Zealand 7

Attendance:l

13,669

Referee:l

Robin Whitfield (Widnes)

Television:l

Delayed Coverage on Sky Sports