The Wigan v Hull clash of August 2012 was the latest in the series of successful Big One matches. The concept of the Big One was is focus attention on a particular game with the intention of generating a bigger crowd and bigger atmosphere than the game was ordinarily expected to achieve. A crowd of over 17,000, the highest for a Wigan v Hull game in Super League, suggesting the Big One 4 was another success.
In a side note to the game, fullback Sam Tomkins was racing toward a career points total of 500 for the Warriors.
Wigan Warriors: Sam Tomkins, Josh Charnley, Jack Hughes, George Carmont, Iain Thornley, Matty Smith, Sam Powell, Epalahame Lauaki, Michael McIlorum, Lee Mossop, Harrison Hansen, Gareth Hock, Sean O’Loughlin (c)
Replacements: Jeff Lima, Liam Farrell, Chris Tuson, Dom Crosby
Hull FC: Tom Briscoe, Jamie Foster, Jordan Turner, Kirk Yeaman, Tom Lineham, Ryan McGoldrick, Brett Seymour, Liam Watts, Aaron Heremaia, Andy Lynch (c), Willie Manu, Joe Westerman, Martin Aspinwall
Replacements: Mark O’Meley, Jay Pitts, Chris Green, Danny Nicklas
Referee: James Child
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.
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.
Wigan Warriors and Hull FC in Sydney and Wollongong, 2018, is brought to you by Destination New South Wales and Destination Wollongong