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  1. The 1994 World Club Challenge match between Brisbane Broncos and Wigan. A great night out followed that one!
  2. According to someone on the Wigan World site, his real name was Tony Danielli.
  3. He came back to Wigan in 1960 with a team from Padua who played against Triangle Valve.
  4. Two Italians at Wigan (1957) Tony Rossi (possibly not real name) and Tony Romano. I think Wigan also gave trials to an American called Chuck Wiseman, possibly early sixties.
  5. Brian Shillinglaw (Scotland) played for Whitehaven, Wigan and Leigh.
  6. John Winton was first signed by Wigan as a replacement for Fred Griffiths.
  7. Have found records of Kevin O’Loughlin being selected at least once in all back positions and also at 11, 12 and 13 but not in the front row.
  8. Kevin O’Loughlin at Wigan certainly played in most if not all positions.
  9. I’m trying to find out what happened to the photographs as the Park Hotel no longer exists. If I can get copies I’ll let you know.
  10. As a Wigan supporter I could obviously list several which could be classed as the greatest. However, and as respect to one of THE best wingers I ever saw, I would offer a try scored by Tom van Vollenhoven in the 1958-59 Championship Final against Hunslet. Apparently there is no film footage of this try but there used to be a framed series of photos showing the try from start to finish in the Park Hotel in Wigan. He went full length of the field beating several players and scored behind the posts. It was a vital try in the context of the game as there was not much in it at the time. St.Helens went on to win 44-22. Does anybody else remember it?
  11. Billy Boston and one who made you say “Oh no!”, Tom van Vollenhoven.
  12. Lee Radford, despite what some people think of him, deserved at least “Come and see me tomorrow morning and we will discuss the situation.” This would have been followed by an announcement today. In my opinion it was badly done.
  13. That’s a fair point but in regard to Catalans, I think Wigan have possibly done that for the game in March.
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