Wigan Warriors

Rugby Matters: Wigan Warriors gave Union their wake-up call

It’s 25 years ago this Tuesday that a curious triptych of cross-code rugby encounters came to an end when Bath, playing Union laws, defeated Wigan Warriors 42-19 in front of 42,000 fans at Twickenham.
Earlier that month, on March 6, the Rugby League tyros had crushed Bath 82-6 in front of a healthy enough 20,000 crowd attendance at old Maine Road playing the 13-man version of the game and it was five days after that encounter that we witnessed possibly the most relevant action of all. On that occasion Wigan won the Middlesex Sevens defeating a Lawrence Dallaglio-skippered Wasps in the fin...

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