2013 Double: In stats

After concluding our rewind to the 2013 season on Wigan TV this week, Club Historian Keith Sutch provides all the key stats and facts from the year the Warriors won the double.

General facts

  • Shaun Wane was the Head Coach 
  • Sean O’Loughlin was the Club Captain
  • Wigan won the double for first time in the Super League era
  • Wigan became the first time a team finishing fourth in the Super League table won the Grand Final
  • With Wigan Athletic winning the FA Cup, Wigan became the first town or city to win the Challenge Cup and FA Cup in the same year
  • Wigan scored 15 hat-tricks during the season 
    • Ten were scored in Super League (most Wigan have scored in SL season)
    • Five were scored in the Challenge Cup (most Wigan have scored in CC run)
    • Sam Tomkins scored six hat-tricks (four in SL, two in CC)
    • Josh Charnley scored five hat-tricks (three in SL, two in CC)
  • Matty Smith won the Lance Todd Trophy in the Challenge Cup Final
  • Blake Green won the Harry Sunderland Trophy in the Super League Grand Final
Blake Green was the Man of the Match in the 2013 Super League Grand Final.
  • Wigan recorded the highest score in Super League history – 6-84 win on 1st April away to Hull KRΒ 
    • Pat Richards scored 12 goals in this gameΒ 
  • The Magic Weekend was played at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester and Wigan beat Leeds 16-20
  • Sam Tomkins, Josh Charnley, Matty Smith and Sean O’Loughlin were all named in the Super League Dream Team.

Stats

All competitions 

  • Top tryscorer was Josh Charnley with 43 tries 
    • Scored 34 tries in Super League & Play-Offs 
    • Scored nine tries in Challenge Cup 
  • Top goalscorer was Pat Richards with 140 goals (including one drop-goal)
    • Scored 102 goals (including one drop-goal) in Super League and Play-Offs
    • Scored 38 goals in Challenge Cup
  • Top points scorer was Pat Richards with 367 points 
    • Scored 267 points in Super League & Play-Offs
    • Scored 100 points in Challenge Cup

All matches 

  • 35 games overall 
    • 27 games in Super League, three in Play-Offs (30 overall)
    • Five games in Challenge Cup
  • Josh Charnley played the most games with 33 in total 
  • Michael McIlorum played 31 games
  • Pat Richards, Matty Smith and Iain Thornley played 30 games

League table 

  • 27 games played 
  • Won 17 
  • Drew 1
  • Lost 9
  • Points For: 816 
  • Points Against: 460
  • Points Difference: 356
  • Points: 35
  • Finished 4th
Wigan became the first team in Super League history to win the Grand Final after finishing the regular season in 4th position.

Play-Offs 

  • Three games played (including Grand Final)
  • Won all three (vs Huddersfield Giants, Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves)
  • Points For: 74 
  • Points Against: 36
  • Points Difference: 38

Challenge Cup 

  • Five games played (including the Final)
  • Won all five (vs Leigh Centurions, Hull KR, Widnes Vikings, London Broncos and Hull FC)
  • Semi-Final vs London (played at Leigh Sports Village): 70-0 – biggest win and widest margin in Challenge Cup Semi-Final history
  • Final vs Hull FC: 0-16 
  • Points For: 240
  • Points Against: 28 
  • Points Difference: 212 

Wigan’s squad 

  1. Sam Tomkins 
  2. Josh Charnley 
  3. Darrell Goulding 
  4. Jack Hughes
  5. Pat Richards 
  6. Blake Green 
  7. Matty Smith 
  8. Epalahame Lauaki 
  9. Michael McIlorum 
  10. Lee Mossop
  11. Harrison Hansen 
  12. Liam Farrell
  13. Sean O’Loughlin 
  14. Ben Flower 
  15. Chris Tuson 
  16. Iain Thornley 
  17. Warriors Fans 
  18. Paul Prescott
  19. Gil Dudson 
  20. Scott Taylor 
  21. Anthony Gelling 
  22. Logan Tomkins 
  23. Sam Powell 
  24. Rhodri Lloyd 
  25. Dom Crosby 
  26. Greg Burke 
  27. Tom Spencer 
  28. George Williams 
  29. Ryan Hampshire 
  30. James Greenwood
  31. Joe Burgess
  32. Lewis Tierney 
  33. Dom Manfredi 
  34. Andy Powell
Wigan’s 2013 first team squad.

Debutants

  • Ten debuts 
    • Blake Green
    • Scott Taylor 
    • Greg Burke 
    • James Greenwood 
    • George Williams (scored on debut)
    • Lewis Tierney (scored on debut)
    • Ryan Hampshire 
    • Andy Powell
    • Joe Burgess 
    • Dom Manfredi 

Attendances 

  • Biggest home attendance: vs St Helens at the DW Stadium, 29th March – 23,861 (won 28-16)
  • Challenge Cup attendance at Wembley Stadium: 78,137 
  • Grand Final attendance at Old Trafford: 66,281