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The Wigan club first formed as Wigan FC in by members of Wigan Cricket Club, after a meeting at the Royal Hotel on 21 November, 1872. Back then they played their games at Folly Field, which adjoined Upper Dicconson Street.

The Rugby club's first match took place on 30th November when members played against each other at Folly Field. After a series of trial and practice matches amongst themselves, they ventured to Warrington on January 18, 1873 to play their first competitive match. It ended in a draw and the Wigan club had established itself in the rugby world.

At the end of the first season, the treasurer declared, at the first annual meeting, that the Wigan bank balance sood at £2.0s. 7 1/2d (£2.03)

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