Wigan Hull Classic

Wigan Hull Classic

The Challenge Cup Final of 2013 was an opportunity for Wigan to win their first piece of silverware in what would become a double winning season. It was an opportunity also to extend their Challenge Cup tally to 19 in total.

A day in the Rugby League calendar that is more accustomed to bright sunshine, the game was played out in torrential rain at the famous Wembley Stadium.

Hull had last lifted the trophy when they beat Leeds at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium in 2005,while Wigan won the trophy more recently in 2011, also beating Leeds, under Michael Maguire.

Hull FC Team: Jamie Shaul, Jason Crookes, Ben Crooks, Kirk Yeaman, Tom Briscoe, Dabiel Holdsworth, Jacob Miller, Mark O’Malley, Danny Houghton, Liam Watts, Gareth Ellis,, Danny Tickle, Joe Westerman.

Subs: Andy Lynch, Richard Whiting, Jay Pitts, Aaron Heremaia

Coach: Peter Gentle

Wigan Team: Sam Tomkins, Josh Charnley, Darrell Goulding, Iain Thornley, Pat Richards, Blake Green, Matty Smith, Ben Flower, Michael McIlorum, Lee Mossop, Harrison Hansen, Liam Farrell, Sean O’Loughlin.

Subs: Chris Tuson, Gil Dudson, Scott Taylor, Logan Tomkins

Coach: Shaun Wane

Attendance: 78,137

Lance Todd Winner: Matty Smith (the 15th Wigan player to win the award)

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.

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