8th October 1994: Wigan 20 Australia 30
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Wigan 20 Australia 30 - Saturday 8th October 1994
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Tour Match
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Gary Connolly, 2. Jason Robinson, 3. Henry Paul, 4. Va'aiga Tuigamala, 5. Martin Offiah, 6. Frano Botica, 7. Shaun Edwards

WiganlForwards:l 8. Kelvin Skerrett, 9. Martin Hall, 10. Neil Cowie, 11. Denis Betts, 12. Andy Farrell, 13. Phil Clarke
WiganlSubslUsed:l 14. Paul Atcheson (replaced Frano Botica - Half Time), 15. Barrie McDermott (replaced Barrie McDermott - 36th Minute)
16. Terry O'Connor (replaced Barrie McDermott - 74th Minute), 17. Mick Cassidy (replaced Neil Cowie - 28th Minute)

WiganlTries:l

Gary Connolly, Martin Offiah, Jason Robinson, Va'aiga Tuigamala

WiganlGoals:l Frano Botica 1, Andy Farrell 1

AustralialBacks:l

1. Brett Mullins, 2. Michael Hancock, 3. Mal Meninga, 4. Steve Renouf, 5. Wendell Sailor, 6. Laurie Daley, 7. Ricky Stuart

AustralialForwards:l 8. Dean Pay, 9. Steve Walters, 10. Ian Roberts, 11. Paul Sironen, 12. Bradley Clyde, 13. Brad Fittler
AustralialSubslUsed:l 14. Tim Brasher (replaced Mal Meninga - 2nd Minute), 15. David Fairleigh (replaced Paul Sironen - Half Time)
16. Steve Menzies (replaced Brad Fittler - 75th Minute)

AustralialTries:l

Bradley Clyde, Laurie Daley, Michael Hancock, Brett Mullins, Dean Pay, Steve Renouf
AustralialGoals:l Mal Meninga 2, Laurie Daley 1
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Summary:l

Such was Wigan's standing at the moment, this visit of Australia was built up as "The Fourth Test" and BBC Grandstand weren't missing out in televising the contest. It turned out to be a depressing first forty minutes though with Australia going into a 26-6 half time lead. Wigan earned respect in the end with a 30-20 final score.

Half Time:l

Wigan 6 Australia 26

Attendance:l

20,057

Referee:l

Dave Campbell (Widnes)

Television:l

Live Coverage on BBC 1 during "Grandstand"




1994 Kangaroo Tour Results

Sunday 2nd October -- Cumbria 8 Australia 52 -- 4,277 -- Workington -- --
Wednesday 5th October   Leeds 6 Australia 48   18,581   --   (Live on Wire TV)
Saturday 8th October   Wigan 20 Australia 30   20,057   --   (Live on BBC Grandstand)
Wednesday 12th October   Castleford 12 Australia 38   11,073   --   (Live on Wire TV)
Sunday 16th October   Halifax 12 Australia 26   8,352        
Saturday 22nd October   1st Test: Great Britiain 8 Australia 4   57,034   Wembley Stadium   (Live on BBC Grandstand)
Wednesday 26th October   Sheffield Eagles 2 Australia 80   7,423   --   (Live on Wire TV)
Sunday 30th October   Wales 4 Australia 46   8,729   Ninian Park, Cardiff   (Delayed on Sky Sports)
Tuesday 1st November   St Helens 14 Australia 32   13,911        
Saturday 5th November   2nd Test: Great Britain 8 Australia 38   43,930   Old Trafford   (Live on BBC Grandstand)
Wednesday 9th November   Warrington 0 Australia 24   11,244   --   (Live on Wire TV)
Sunday 13th November   Bradford Northern 0 Australia 40   9,080   --   (Live on Wire TV)
Tuesday 15th November   Great Britain U21s 10 Australia 54   4,118   Gateshead   (Live on Wire TV)
Sunday 20th November   3rd Test: Great Britain 4 Australia 23   39,468   Elland Road   (Live on BBC Grandstand)
Thursday 24th November   French Presidents XIII 17 Australia 42   1,500   Essonne   --
Sunday 27th November   Roussillon/Catalan 16 Australia 60   4,000   Perpignan   --
Wednesday 30th November   France XIII 9 Australia 64   1,500   Avignon   --
Sunday 4th December   Test Match: France 0 Australia 74   5,000   Béziers   --