How much do you remember from the year in sport?

George Williams breaks clear at the Magic Weekend
George Williams breaks clear at the Magic Weekend

TEST your Wigan sporting knowledge with these 50 questions – answers are at the bottom (no cheating!).

Wigan Warriors

Sir Bradley Wiggins set a new record

Sir Bradley Wiggins set a new record

1. Only one visiting team won at the DW Stadium in 2015. Who?

2. Ben Flower made his comeback from suspension in April - against who?

3. How many goals did Matty Bowen kick - 11, 31 or 51?

4. Wigan beat Leeds at Newcastle’s Magic Weekend - on the same day, Widnes and Hull FC had victories against... who?

5. Who played the most games in 2015 for Wigan - Josh Charnley or Dom Manfredi?

6. How many of Wigan’s 2015 players made it into the England squad?

7. How many tries did Sean O’Loughlin score in the series against New Zealand?

8. And how many did the backs score?

9. Willie Isa was signed from Widnes... which other Super League team has he played for?

10. Assistant coach Paul Deacon left for rugby union, to join... who?

11. Which three Wigan players scored tries in the Grand Final?

12. Joe Burgess signed for Sydney Roosters - name the last ex-Roosters player to join Wigan?

13. Lee Mossop returned to the club... from which NRL club?

14. Where did Wigan play their ‘home’ Challenge Cup game against Hull KR?

15. Dom Manfredi, Joe Burgess and which other player registered hat-tricks in 2015?

16. Wigan’s heaviest loss was at Catalans - how many points did they score, 48, 58 or 68?

17. Injury-hit Iain Thornley departed for Hull KR - but not before going on loan to...?

18. Two weeks before Wigan lost to Hull KR in the Challenge Cup, they beat them - by 40-0, 50-0 or 60-0?

19. Which forward scored more than any other forward, with 13 tries?

20. How many academy players debuted for Wigan in 2015?

Wigan Athletic

21. Latics’ defeat at Bolton in January was their first in the FA Cup in 90 minutes for three years - who scored the only goal?

22. Who scored his only goal for Latics in the 3-1 home defeat by eventual champions Bournemouth in February?

23. The 1-0 victory at Reading saw Latics have to withstand 11 minutes of stoppage-time before securing the points thanks to whose goal?

24. The scorer of Charlton’s final goal in their 3-0 win at the DW in February spent time on trial with Latics later in the year. Name him.

25. Who scored the only goal in the backs-to-the-wall victory at eventual play-off winners Norwich?

26. What happened on the pitch before the visit of Leeds in March that was eminently more memorable than the game?

27. Who scored the final goal of the Malky Mackay reign (1-1 draw against Bolton)?

28. Who scored the first goal of the Gary Caldwell reign (the 2-2 draw at Fulham)?

29. Which two players were sent off in the 2-0 defeat at Millwall in April that all-but confirmed relegation?

30. Who scored his first goal for the club in the 2-1 win over Brighton?

31. Who was the first signing of the Gary Caldwell era?

32. Which summer signing is in line to represent Northern Ireland at next summer’s European Championships?

33. Who was the only one of the 14 players on show at Coventry on the opening day of this season who wasn’t making his debut?

34. Which ex-Latics striker marked his return to the DW with both goals in Bury’s Capital One Cup win in August?

35. Whose introduction as a 79th-minute substitution helped spark a remarkable turnaround in the 3-2 win at Chesterfield in September?

36. Who went from hero to villian by being red-carded shortly after scoring in the 3-2 defeat at Port Vale?

37. Which team in September became the 99th team Latics have played and beaten in the Football League?

38. Who was sent off in the 1-1 draw at Oldham, seven days after scoring his first goal for the club against Fleetwood?

39. Which loan man scored his only goal for Latics in the 4-0 JPT win over Blackpool before returning to his Premier League club?

40. Which two players missed from the spot in the JPT penalty shoot-out defeat to Barnsley in December?


41. How many conversions did Owen Farrell score in the 2015 rugby union World Cup?

a: 8, b: 18, c: 28

42. Which Wigan legend was inducted into the RFL’s Hall of Fame?

43. Jenny Meadows competed in the athletics World Championships last August in which city?

44. Bradley Wiggins broke the hour cycling record in June, but how far did he travel?

a: 34.526 km,

b: 54.526 km

c: 74.526 km

45. Rachelle Booth reached the semi-final of September’s World Grand Prix in Turkey... but in which sport?

46. Chris Ashton didn’t play in the World Cup. His last England game was in June 2014 against who?

47. Name three of the five ex-Wigan players who appeared in the Joining Jack legends team in Dubai?

48. Which amateur rugby league team launched a rugby union team this year?

49. Which Wigan motorbike racer will be making his debut Isle of Man TT appearance next year?

50. Former Wigan ABC boxer Martin Murray lost his November world title fight in which German city?


1. Brisbane Broncos in the World Club Series - and in extra-time.

2. Warrington.

3. 31.

4. Salford and Hull KR respectively.

5. Charnley with 21, Manfredi had 18.

6. 6.

7. 2.

8. 0 - all seven tries were scored by forwards.

9. Castleford

10. Sale Sharks.

11. Matty Bowen, Dom Manfredi, Joe Burgess.

12. Amos Roberts.

13. Parramatta.

14. Leigh Sports Village.

15. Anthony Gelling.

16. 58. Wigan managed 16.

17. Salford.

18. 60-0.

19. Liam Farrell.

20. Just one, Oliver Gildart.

21. Zach Clough

22. Leon Clarke

23. Jason Pearce

24. Chris Eagles

25. Kim Bo-Kyung

26. Dave Whelan went on to the field beforehand and ridiculed the Leeds supporters who were barracking him

27. Martyn Waghorn

28. Jermaine Pennant

29. Martyn Waghorn and Jason Pearce

30. Tim Chow

31. David Perkins

32. Will Grigg

33. Chris McCann

34. Leon Clarke

35. Andy Kellett

36. Leon Barnett

37. Fleetwood Town

38. Jordan Flores

39. Sean Murray

40. David Perkins and Craig Davies

41. 8

42. Shaun Edwards

43. Beijing

44. 54.526km

45. Taekwondo

46. New Zealand

47.Three from: Andy Farrell, Kris Radlinski, Mick Cassidy, Gary Connolly, Andy Johnson

48. Orrell St James’

49. Josh Daley

50. Hannover