Today mark’s the 30th anniversary of one of the most famous nights in Rugby League history when Wigan became World Club Champions for the first time.
Played on a Wednesday night with a 7:45pm kick-off, a huge crowd of 36,895 packed into Central Park to see the Cherry and Whites take on the Australian champions.
Neither side were able to score a try in an ill-tempered affair but David Stephenson’s four penalty goals helped Wigan confirm their place amongst the greats of the game.
See below a collection of images from the game.
WIGAN - 8
1 Steve Hampson, 2 Richard Russell, 3 David Stephenson 4G, 4 Joe Lydon, 5 Henderson Gill, 6 Shaun Edwards, 7 Andy Gregory, 8 Brian Case, 9 Nicky Kiss, 10 Shaun Wane, 11 Andy Goodway, 12 Ian Potter, 13 Ellery Hanley.
Substitutes: 14 Ged Byrne (dnp), 15 Graeme West (dnp), 16 Ian Gildart (dnp), 17 Ian Lucas
MANLY - 2
1 Dale Shearer, 2 David Ronson, 3 Darrell Williams, 4 Michael O’Connor 1G, 5 Stuart Davis, 6 Cliff Lyons, 7 Des Hasler, 8 Paul Vautin, 9 Owen Cunningham, 10 Ron Gibbs, 11 Ian Gately, 12 Mal Cochrane, 13 Phil Daley.
Substitutes: 14 Mark Brokenshire, 15 Jeremy Ticehurst, 16 Mark Pocock (dnp), 17 Paul Shaw
Sin bin: Lyons (Manly), Case (Wigan)
Sent off: Gibbs (Manly)
Referee: John Holdsworth
Images - Varley Picture Agency