This was only the 2nd time that Hull FC had faced Wigan in a Play Off, after they met 6 years previously at the then JJB Stadium when Wigan won the grand final play-off qualifier 27-24.
Wigan Coach Brian Noble was highly experienced at taking his sides into games at this stage of the season having never lost outside of the Grand Final.
After the 31-30 win at Bradford the week before Wigan made the trip to Hull to continue their play-off series. Wigan finished the season in the last of the play-off places (sixth), meaning that they would have to do it the hard way.
Hull FC: Motu Tony, Matt Sing, Richard Whiting, Kirk Yeaman, Gareth Raynor, Danny Washbrook, Richard Horne, Ewan Dowes, Tommy Lee, Gareth Carvell, Lee Radford, Willie Manu, Danny Tickle. Subs: Wayne Godwin, Graeme Horne, Scott Wheeldon, Matthew Head. Hull Coach: Peter Sharp
Wigan: Pat Richards, Mark Calderwood, Phil Bailey, David Vaeailki, Liam Colbon, Trent Barrett, Stuart Fielden, Shane Millard, Iafeta Paleaaesina, Harrison Hansen, Bryan Fletcher, Sean O’Loughlin. Subs: Micky Higham, Gareth Hock, Paul Prescott, Darrell Goulding Wigan Coach: Brian Noble
Referee: Steve Ganson
The two sides will make history again 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.
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Wigan Warriors and Hull FC in Sydney and Wollongong, 2018, is brought to you by Destination New South Wales and Destination Wollongong