Wigan vs London and Castleford vs Warrington: Super League Throwbacks
Wigan vs London, Thurs, and Castleford v Warrington, Fri, are live on Sky Sports
By Sky Sports Rugby League
Last Updated: 02/05/19 2:14pm
Ahead of this week's Super League fixtures live on Sky Sports, Rugby League researcher Ian Proctor looks at some previous meetings between the sides and picks out some memorable moments.
June 9, 1996: Wigan 18-18 London
A try and three goals from Terry Matterson earned the Broncos an 18-18 draw at Central Park and tilted the balance of power in the race for the first Super League title in 1996. This dropped point from Wigan would prove the difference and St Helens capitalised to win the crown.
Tony Currie's Broncos were full value for a share of the spoils after tries from Scott Minto and Graham Strutton cancelled out those from superstars Jason Robinson and Va'aiga Tuigamala.
However, it was Matterson's cool and composed touchline conversion following Strutton's late try that changed the course of history in Super League's inaugural season.
May 9, 1997: Wigan 38-10 London
Wigan made no mistake when the high-riding Broncos returned to Central Park in Super League's second season - even though London would go on to finish the season in 2nd place and Wigan 4th.
It was two-try Simon Haughton who led the way in Wigan's 38-10 home victory and Andy Farrell scored a try and seven goals. Returning hero Shaun Edwards was a try-scorer in vain for the Broncos along with Australian centre Tony Martin.
June 27, 2008 Wigan 38-20 London
A 38-20 win for Wigan on a night when Darrell Goulding led them to victory with a try double. Pat Richards scored a try and five goals and Thomas Leuluai was a try-scorer against his former club.
Future England internationals Tony Clubb (2) and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook scored tries for the visitors along with the promising Joe Mbu.
July 2, 2006: Castleford 52-26 Warrington
In a relegation season, Castleford produced an astonishing turnaround in form to defeat the Wolves 52-26 on the Jungle pitch where Warrington had completed their 64-6 win three months earlier.
The action was non-stop with nine tries, red cards to Ryan McGoldrick and Paul Wood for fighting, and three yellow cards.
Danny Brough contributed 20 points (a try & eight goals) and home try-scorers included Michael Shenton, Willie Manu and Peter Lupton (2) while the try-scorers for the Wolves included Mike Cooper and Australian backs Michael Sullivan and Brent Grose.
September 25, 2014: Castleford 14-30 Warrington
Stefan Ratchford was man of the match as Warrington made progress in the play-offs with their 30-14 victory that ended the season for the Tigers.
Two-try Joel Monaghan was a match-winner for the Wolves and Gareth O'Brien scored the best try of the game, a stunning effort sparked by Ratchford and the supporting Richie Myler.
August 13, 2015: Castleford 17-16 Warrington
Castleford defeated Warrington 17-16 courtesy of a left-footed drop-goal from Liam Finn.
Justin Carney helped the home side to a 16-6 lead with two tries, but Richie Myler replicated this himself with a try double, including a 90-metre effort.
Flying winger Kevin Penny scored a late try for the Wolves, with Chris Sandow converting from out wide before Finn stepped up and took the points for the Tigers.