23rd September 1933: Wigan 4 Australia 10
Posted by Bilko on January 03 2014 - 00:38

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Wigan 4 Australia 10 - Saturday 23rd September 1933
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Tour Match
Kick Off: 3:30pm

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jim Sullivan, 2. Jack Morley, 3. Joe Wilson, 4. Gordon Innes, 5. Gwynne Davies, 6. Billy Howarth, 7. Hector Gee
WiganlForwards:l 8. Lou Houghton, 9. Joe Welsby, 10. Bill Morgan, 11. Len Mason, 12. Hal Jones, 13. Ossie Griffiths


WiganlGoals:l Jim Sullivan 2

AustralialBacks:l 1. Frank McMillan, 2. Cliff Pearce, 3. Dave Brown, 4. Fred Laws, 5. Alan Ridley, 6. Vic Hey, 7. Viv Thicknesse
AustralialForwards:l 8. Frank Curran, 9. Arthur Folwell, 10. Ray Stehr, 11. Mick Madsen, 12. Sid Pearce, 13. Joe Doyle


Sid Pearce, Alan Ridley
AustralialGoals:l Dave Brown 2


Rain fell throughout this match which stifled the quality on show. On penalty goals were scored in the first half. Dave Brown put Australia 2-0 ahead in the 12th Minute but Jim Sullivan equalised for Wigan in the 18th Minute. Then ten minutes before half time, Sullivan kicked Wigan ahead and that 4-2 lead held until half time. Australia re-took the lead in the second half with a try for Sid "Joe" Pearce that Brown converted for a 7-4 lead. Then Alan Ridley finished off the scoring with an unconverted try.