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#21 Tonka

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:54 PM

Wigan playing Australia at Central Park in (1994?) and giving them a run for their money. As has been often said since, you felt given 10 more minutes Wigan would have won. Although knowing Australia they'd have scored three tries in the final minute if they'd needed to...

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

Last ever game at Crown Flatts, Dewsbury 18 all draw I think it was my father refereed the game still got the souvenir tankard was looking at it before
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#23 HKR AWAY DAYS

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:05 PM

I attended the England/Australia 4Nations final at Elland Road in November 2011. I saw some of the world's best players that night and one in particular stood out, Darren Lockyer scored in his last ever game before retirement. I was honoured to be there and witness that moment.

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#24 Blind side johnny

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

mine isn't a chalenge cup win or the 1989 world club challenge, it was february 1991 when i watched runcorn highfield end their record losing run in emphatic fashion.................scoring over 50 points in the process. beating keighley 54-16


Memories (and memory) are wonderful things aren't they VW?

You saw them beat Keighley on 31st March (not Feb) 1991 54 - 16 and was one of only 350 in the crowd - well done!

Unfortunately I saw them beat Dewsbury (the memory is etched into my soul) 9-2 on 3rd March 1991 - four weeks earlier - and was one of only 330 in that crowd. That was the game that ended their run.

Sorry to rain on your parade. ;)

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

Last ever game at Crown Flatts, Dewsbury 18 all draw I think it was my father refereed the game still got the souvenir tankard was looking at it before


I believe that game was against Barrow, and I think Barrow played in the first ever game at Owl Lane.

#26 HKR AWAY DAYS

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

Keighley and The Parkersider's on-going fued is pretty historical now... ;)

#27 thundergaz

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

There is quite a few for me but it as to be when we won the challenge cup in 83 beating hull when no one gave us any chance what so ever.

Edited by thundergaz, 30 December 2012 - 03:18 PM.


#28 keighley

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

I attended the England/Australia 4Nations final at Elland Road in November 2011. I saw some of the world's best players that night and one in particular stood out, Darren Lockyer scored in his last ever game before retirement. I was honoured to be there and witness that moment.

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I was at that game also, but, after the promising display against the Aussies at Wembley it was a bit of a let down.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

Been to many games that I will always remember but the ones I believe to be truely historical:

1985 Challenge Cup Final Wigan v Hull - The Greatest ever Challenge Cup Final? (also my first)
1987 World Club Challenge Wigan v Manly - Start of the WCC
1998 Wigan v Leeds - First UK GF
2005 New Zealand Australia - Finally Australia are beaten
2011 England v Australia - Lockyers final game

Really hope the next one is at Old Trafford next November with England winning the WC
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#30 keighley

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:14 PM

Keighley and The Parkersider's on-going fued is pretty historical now... ;)


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#31 1976PMJwires

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:28 PM

I never attended the game, but surely Wigan v Brisbane has to be one of the best ever!!

#32 Padge

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:22 PM

A few of the top of my head.

Wigan v Manley 1987 Unofficial WCC
Salford v Wigan 1996 Challenge Cup.
Wigan v Leeds 1998 Grand Final
Wigan v Saints 1999 (Last game at Central Park)


I've collected those and I'll add:

Wigan v Fulham 1980 first ever game at Craven Cottage
Wigan v Hull 1985 Challenge Cup Final
Wigan v Saints 1989 the 27-0 Challenge Cup Final.

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#33 Rioman

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:57 PM

I attended the England/Australia 4Nations final at Elland Road in November 2011. I saw some of the world's best players that night and one in particular stood out, Darren Lockyer scored in his last ever game before retirement. I was honoured to be there and witness that moment.



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I was there also but sadly didn't see Lockyer's last try/game for Australia. I collapsed 15 mins before kick off and ended up going to hospital by Ambulance. Don't know what was most painfull, the kidney stones or paying £40 for a game I never got to see.

I remember being at Shaw Cross a few years ago when Redhill ran amok fighting and kicking anything in a Shaw Cross shirt. One Shaw Cross player was chased down the road and ended up hiding behind the counter in the petrol station. Game abandoned, sine die bans handed out and if I remember rightly, Redhill being told to disband by BARLA.

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#34 The Art of Hand and Foot

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:03 PM

Wigan v manly at central park. Was there but didn't't see too much from my perch on top of the toilet walls and at half time the steam and stench from the urinals was unforgettable.

#35 Leeds17

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

2010 Challenge Cup Q/Final

Leeds 12 v Wigan 10

Lee Smith scoring only try of the game with seconds left, great atmosphere!!!! :D

#36 1976PMJwires

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

I've collected those and I'll add:

Wigan v Fulham 1980 first ever game at Craven Cottage
Wigan v Hull 1985 Challenge Cup Final
Wigan v Saints 1989 the 27-0 Challenge Cup Final.


Wigan versus saints ?? Why is that historical?? It wasn't the first!!

#37 Old Frightful

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

Wigan versus saints ?? Why is that historical?? It wasn't the first!!

Padge has misinterpreted the thread.

He thought it was hysterical matches.

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#38 1976PMJwires

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:23 PM

Padge has misinterpreted the thread.

He thought it was hysterical matches.


OF I think he made this game on time unlike the saints players , one Michael o Connor springs to mind


I was at this game and sat the greyhound sand track, amazing day..... Sheffield Wigan was better

#39 Marauder

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

There is quite a few for me but it as to be when we won the challenge cup in 83 beating hull when no one gave us any chance what so ever.

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#40 Padge

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

Wigan versus saints ?? Why is that historical?? It wasn't the first!!

I think you call it "winding up Saints fans".

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