Easy one for wiganers.............................
What is this about and when...........
This was a classic match played in brilliant sunshine. Wigan made the first score in the 7th minute when hooker Jack Blan went over after a powerful burst. Wigan continued to apply the pressure and in the 19th minute New Zealander Nordgren went half the lenth of the field to make it 6-0. As the first half progressed Billy Stott began to inspire Trinity, he was tackled by the last defender after making an interception before finally scoring following an exchange of passes with winger Ron Rylance. A penalty by Stott brought Trinity to within one point at half time.
A great tackle by Wigan fullback Cunliffe on Wakefield player-coach Jim Croston prevented an early try with Trinity on top but in the 50th minute Wigan winger Stan Jolley pounced on a dropped pass and raced 70 yards to score in the corner. The two sides exchanged blows as both Stott and Nordgren scored their second tries, the latter following a superb break by Cunliffe. With nine minutes to go Croston got through a gap to make it 12-11, Stott missed the vital conversion.. Then with 90 seconds remaining Wigan were penalised for obstruction and Stott sent the difficult kick between the posts to take the lead for the first time. Even then the excitement wasn't over, Wigan were awarded a penalty five yards inside their own half, Nordgren took the kick but it fell short to make it seven misses from seven attempts.
Who was missing and why?
Started: 26th Apr 2007 at 22:29
Jim Sullivan,too old.
Replied: 26th Apr 2007 at 22:33
Nordgren was too old and should have been back In N Z.
Replied: 26th Apr 2007 at 22:46
bet it was
Replied: 26th Apr 2007 at 22:58
Last edited by john joseph: 26th Apr 2007 at 23:00:57
Replied: 26th Apr 2007 at 23:00
Thats when Wigan was unbeatable In them
days Gee, Egan Blan Mc tigue could go forever they did,nt need a coach In them days.
Replied: 26th Apr 2007 at 23:32
Ryan, Gee. Egan and Ted Ward all Touring Australia.
event was 1946 Challenge Cup Wigan Lost 12 13.
Replied: 26th Apr 2007 at 23:39
Last edited by copperhead: 26th Apr 2007 at 23:40:42
Spot on copperhead,but who was missing off Wakefield,also on tour?
Replied: 27th Apr 2007 at 00:49
There was a record number Of Wiganers on that tour.If they had flown out ,they would have had a full team on the field.
They went over by ship ,they did this to give other Teams a chance.Even with a
reserve team they still got to Wembley.
Replied: 27th Apr 2007 at 01:22
I'D LIKE TO PUT ONE COMMENT TO YOU ABOUT THE MATCH REPORT,JACKIE BLAN WORE THE No13 SHIRT THAT DAY I DON'T THINK HE EVER PLAYED HOOKER,AND I HAVE SEEN A PHOTO OF HIM GOING OVER FOR HIS TRY,THE REASON I'M SURE ABOUT THIS IS BECAUSE HE WAS MY WIFE'S UNCLE,AND HE SHOWED US ALL HIS MEMORABILIA(IS THAT SPELT REET)
SADLY JACK DIED ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO
Replied: 27th Apr 2007 at 13:23
Kenny,Just had a look on the Warriors site,and he's down as Hooker.Not sure if he played at 13 on the day,but they would know him as the hooker and just wrote it.
Replied: 27th Apr 2007 at 13:33
Last edited by xrh59: 27th Apr 2007 at 13:43:06
ONE REASON WHY THE PHOTO STOOD OUT IN MY MIND WAS THE ACTUAL PHOTO WAS PRINTED THE WRONG WAY AROUND,ie FROM THE BACK SIDE OF THE NEGATIVE SO TO SPEAK, SO THE No 13 WAS BACK TO FRONT
Replied: 27th Apr 2007 at 14:22
ANOTHER ONE FOR R L FANS
WITHOUT USING YOUR OLD PROGRAMMES AND REFERENCE BOOKS CAN YOU NAME THE WIGAN LINE-UPS OF 1965 & 1966 (1TO 13 THAT IS)AT THE WEMBLEY FINALS ????
Replied: 27th Apr 2007 at 14:24
1966 SAME AS ABOVE EXEPT FOR T.WOOSEY AT No9
AND H.MAJOR AT No 13.
Replied: 27th Apr 2007 at 15:13
IF IT WAS THE SAME IN'66 THEN HARRY MAJOR COULDN'T HAVE BEEN LOOSE FORWARD IT WAS ALWAYS GILFEDDERS POSITION
YOU KNOW SOME STUFF MATE !!!!
Replied: 28th Apr 2007 at 11:24
Gilfedder played at No 12 sec row fwd,
but i have no idea why.
Replied: 28th Apr 2007 at 12:36
I'LL TAKE YOUR WORD FOR THAT MATE,BECAUSE IT WAS COMING TOWARDS THE END OF GILLY'S WIGAN CAREER,
DID YOU LOOK AT A PROGRAMME - BE HONEST
Replied: 28th Apr 2007 at 15:10
No mate, this was my time for rugby league.I loved it then,i couldn't tell you who played for Wigan now i just don't bother any more.Still got me rattle though,did you used to close your bedroom curtains when Wigan lost, i did.
Replied: 28th Apr 2007 at 16:29
NO I WASN'T THAT BAD,BUT THAT 66 FINAL WAS MY FIRST TASTE OF CUP FINAL R L WHAT A DISASTER,I WENT THERE WITH MY BROTHER AND HIS MATES,I WAS ONLY 11 AT THE TIME,AND I THINK IT WAS ANOTHER 12 MONTHS BEFORE I SAW WIGAN BEAT SAINTS,AS A KID I THOUGHT IT WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD,AND I WAS ACTUALLY THERE TO WITNESS IT,GREAT TIMES
Replied: 29th Apr 2007 at 11:22
Yes indeed great times,and even greater players.And the world cup team as well.
Replied: 29th Apr 2007 at 12:20
"66 FINAL" Kenny. Not aware of the one you refer to mate, but I do know of another final that year never to be forgotten (and no, not world cup), but FA cup. A glorious day
Replied: 29th Apr 2007 at 13:13
THE FINAL IN 66 I WAS ON ABOUT WAS RL CHALLENGE CUP ( WIGAN 2 - 21 SAINTS )GOD IT HURT PRINTING THAT
Replied: 30th Apr 2007 at 15:12
Awreet!no need to keep bringing it up Kenny,lol.
I think optimus is on about them with a round ball,these i think.
Saturday May 14, 1966; FA Cup Final.
Everton 3 Sheffield Wednesday 2
Everton: G.West, T.Wright, R.Wilson, J.Gabriel, B.Labone, B.Harris, A.Scott, M.Trebilcock, A.Young, C.Harvey, D.Temple.
Sheff Wed: R.Springett, W.Smith, D.Megson, P.Eustace, S.Ellis, G.Young, G.Pugh, J.Fantham, J.McCalliog, D.Ford, J.Quinn.
Replied: 30th Apr 2007 at 15:35
Thats the one XRH, wasnt their myself (was born that year) but my dad was. I believe Everton were losing at halftime, me dad said he was crying his eyes out
(And no, before any wag says it, he wasnt crying at the prospect of me being born )
Replied: 30th Apr 2007 at 15:39