Wigan St Pats U16’s host French Team PACA at Clarington Park Saturday 8th July
On Saturday 8th July at 3:30pm Wigan St. Patricks A.R.L.F.C. Under 16s host PACA, a U17 representative side from the Avignon region of France. They are here for a short tour and had a great first game against Ince Rose Bridge on Sunday 2nd July, running out 46-10 victors.
There is no doubt the game should be a well matched with the memory of the game in 2015 saw the French secure a narrow victory.
The pedigree of both sides is evident with PACA playing a large part in the development of Vincent Duport, Mathias Pala and Benjamin Garcia. With St Patrick’s most recently providing the foundations for current Wigan stars Liam Marshall, Tom Davies and Oliver Gildart to name but a few.
This fixture is familiar turf for Joel Smith who was at the helm of the U16 in 2015 and is doing a fantastic job with former St Patricks favourite Damon Forshaw. Both young men that give time up to help the development of players and claimed silverware last year in the form of the U15 NWC Cup.
La provence PACA bienvenue a la rue Pats Wigan apprecie la jeu etc votre tour.