Wigan RLFC Challenge Cup Winners13 Comments
Photo: John Gostelow
Item #: 32616
Back Row L-R Collier, Evans, McTigue, Cherrington, Sayer, Barton, Bretherton.
Front Row L-R Bolton, Griffiths, Sullivan, Ashton, Boston, Holden, Entwistle
A few legends there, but why are there fourteen on the photo?
10 local lads
Regarding 14 on the Photo. That Photo was included in a Album presented by the Manchester Evening Chronicle to Directors of the Club. Frank Collier and Terry Entwistle did not play in the Final but were part of the First Team Squad along with Jack Cunliffe. Rees Thomas who played Scrum Half was for some reason missing from the photo.
1959: FINAL Scum half Rees Thomas; Forwards bretherton sayer barton mctigue cherrington evans
My next door neighbour played in this final but he played scrum half for Hull. he also played in the the final the year before against Wakefield and lost in that final as well. I think he scored the only try for Hull against Wigan he is now in is eighties and a bit frail but a lovely gentleman.
Dave ;could it be Tommy Finn
AH yes it is Tommy finn.
I was wondering why frank Collier didn’t have a blazer and matching tie.like John said ,he didn’t play in the final
Dave; The try he scored at Wembley was shown on the introduction to Grandstand BBC in the earley sixties ; I think Tommy came from St Helens ?
AH i have watched an abridged version on you tube of the game unfortunately it doesn't show the try.
Dave ; it is on youtube, on a short clip approx. 2min long , the try was scored near the end
Hi i would just like to add that this was the team my father took me watching all those years ago ,but what i wanted to say about the photo and team was that i was and still very proud of my cousin ,,,BILL BRETHERTON,he would pass on stories that live with me to this day i thought he was a damn good forward as where all that particular side,happy memories.
Played on the same team as half a dozen of em.......cricket at Highfield, when John Heaton was captain!