Welcome back to another edition of Blast From The Past , this week we go back to the 2009 Super League play offs for Hull KR vs Wigan Warriors at Craven Park.
Hull KR headed into this game after being beaten 44-8 by eventual winners Leeds Rhinos and finishing 4th in the ladder , whilst Wigan finished in a lower position in sixth and beating the Castleford Tigers 18-12 in the first play off match.
Rovers were coached by ex Parramatta Eels and Australian prop Justin Morgan who had took charge of the Rovers in 2005 and had got them promotion into Super League. Meanwhile the Warriors were coached by Brian Noble who had already had a successful coaching career at the Bradford Bulls winning the Super League , Challenge cup and the World Club Challenge whilst at Odsal.
Both teams featured some star names most notably the Warriors side with the likes of Winger and excellent goal kicker Pat Richards and current captain Sean O’Loughlin.
Hull KR would be looking to make it to the next round of the play offs with a win on home soil and with 8,000 fans packed into Craven Park it was set to be a all time classic…
|Fullback||1.||Shaun BRISCOE||21.||Cameron PHELPS|
|Wing||2.||Peter FOX||2.||Amos ROBERTS|
|Centre||4.||Jake WEBSTER||22.||Martin GLEESON|
|Centre||19.||Kris WELHAM||4.||George CARMONT|
|Wing||5.||Liam COLBON||5.||Pat RICHARDS|
|Five-Eighth||6.||Paul COOKE||25.||Sam TOMKINS|
|Halfback||7.||Michael DOBSON||7.||Thomas LEULUAI|
|Front Row||8.||Nick FOZZARD||15.||Andy COLEY|
|Hooker||9.||Daniel FITZHENRY||9.||Mark RIDDELL|
|Front Row||20.||Michael VELLA||19.||Paul PRESCOTT|
|Second Row||11.||Clint NEWTON||14.||Joel TOMKINS|
|Second Row||12.||Ben GALEA||16.||Harrison HANSEN|
|Lock||13.||Scott MURRELL||13.||Sean O’LOUGHLIN|
|Bench||18.||Scott WHEELDON||8.||Stuart FIELDEN|
|Bench||24.||Rhys LOVEGROVE||10.||Iafeta PALEA’AESINA|
|Bench||16.||Jason NETHERTON||17.||Mike McILORUM|
|Bench||21.||Chaz L’ANSON||26.||Mark FLANAGAN|
|Coach||Justin MORGAN||Brian NOBLE|
Squad Sourced from Rugby League project
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