Wigan TV looks back at classic matches between Wigan and Hull
The countdown to historic Australian meeting continues
- Wigan to face Hull FC in Wollongong in February 2018
During the next few months, we’re going to be digging out some of the best games between Wigan and Hull FC as we build up towards our historic clash in Wollongong, New South Wales on 10 February 2018.
First up is the Super League clash from 2005 and a match that meant so much for Wigan at the KC Stadium
Wigan needed to get a result to catapult themselves into the top 6 ahead of the play-offs and with Hull FC potentially having one eye on the Challenge Cup Final the following week against Leeds, this was the perfect opportunity to do so.
Danny Orr returned to the stand-off position for Wigan while David Vaealiki came back into the side while Hull chose to rest Richard Horne, Kirk Yeaman and Paul Cooke.
Some notable names in both teams, the late Terry Newton for Wigan and the current Kiwi head coach Stephen Kearney for Hull FC.
Wigan: Brett Dallas, Martin Aspinwall, Kevin Brown, David Vaealiki, Brian Carney, Danny Orr, Dennis Moran, Jerry Seuseu, Terry Newton, Bryn Hargreaves, Stephen Wild, Joel Tomkins, Danny Tickle.
Subs: James Coyle, Harrison Hansen, Danny Sculthorpe, David Allen.
Coach: Ian Millward
Hull: Shaun Briscoe, Nathan Blacklock, Motu Tony, Graeme Horne, Gareth Raynor, Tommy Lee, Danny Brough, Ewan Dowes, Richard Swain, Jamie Thackray, Shayne McMenemy, Stephen Kearney, Richard Whiting.
Subs: Tom Saxton, Chris Chester, Liam Higgins, Paul McNicholas.
Coach: John Kear
Referee: Karl Kirkpatrick
The two sides will make history in February 2018 when they contest the first Super League match outside of Europe at Wollongong’s WIN Stadium, home to the St George Illawara Dragons before heading up to Sydney for the double-header clash with South Sydney Rabbitohs
Wigan and Rugby League fans can find all of the information they require about the tour simply by visiting www.wiganwarriors.com/nsw-tour.
Tickets for the game in New South Wales are on general sale. For full details CLICK HERE.
Official tours from Shearings are now available with details available HERE.
Watch the game in full on Wigan TV HERE.
Wigan Warriors and Hull FC in Sydney and Wollongong, 2018, is brought to you by Destination New South Wales and Destination Wollongong.