Wigan Hull Classic

Wigan Hull Classic

This game marked the end of a tumultuous season for the Wigan Warriors having been 8 points adrift at the bottom of the table in June.

The arrival of Michael Dobson and Stuart Fielden midway through the season, helped the cherry and whites go on an impressive run, losing just two of their last twelve matches.

There was a sense of relief that Wigan reached the final game of the season knowing they were under no pressure to win. But the Warriors needed a performance to give a fitting send-off to several players who were leaving the club, including Brett Dallas who famously left his boots on the centre spot after the match. Dallas also attempted the first ever goal kick of his career during the game.

This was also the first time that referee Ben Thaler took charge of a Wigan game.

Watch the game in full on Wigan TV HERE.

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.

Wigan: Chris Ashton, Mark Calderwood, Nathan McAvoy, David Vaealiki, Brett Dallas, Danny Orr, Michael Dobson, Iafeta Paleaaesina, Micky Higham, Stuart Fielden, Gareth Hock, Bryan Fletcher, Sean O’Loughlin.

Subs: Scott Logan, Danny Tickle, Wayne Godwin, Harrison Hansen

Hull FC: Motu Tony, Shaun Briscoe, Kirk Yeaman, Richard Whiting, Gareth Raynor, Paul Cooke, Richard Horne, Ewan Dowes, Richard Swain, Gareth Carvell, Lee Radford, Graeme Horne, Danny Washbrook.

Subs: Paul King, Matty Dale, Scott Wheeldon, Tommy Lee.

Referee: Ben Thaler

Attendance: 16,554

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