Dan Sarginson reveals the two clubs that tried to sign him before joining Wigan

Dan Sarginson has revealed that he received interest from Hull Kingston Rovers and Toronto Wolfpack before joining Wigan Warriors. The England international is back at the Warriors just one year after leaving the club to join NRL side Gold Coast Titans. However, in an extended interview with TotalRL, the centre confirmed that he had other options, including an opportunity to…

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Sam Tomkins says reserves situation is “absolute rubbish” and joins calls to make it compulsory

Wigan and England star Sam Tomkins has described British rugby league’s failure to introduce a mandatory reserve competition as “absolute rubbish” – and believes all Super League sides should be forced to have a reserve side as part of the criteria of being in the top flight. Only six sides in the entire country will operate with a reserve side…

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Wane ‘angry’ with finish to 2017 – and insists Wigan are motivated to right some wrongs

Wigan coach Shaun Wane has admitted he’s angry about the way their 2017 campaign fizzled out – saying their sixth-placed finish was ‘not Wigan standard’ as the eye up happier times in 2018. The Warriors started the year by becoming world champions and even made the final of the Challenge Cup – but their league campaign was a frustrating one,…

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Chris Chester admits he’s yet to decide on Wakefield captain for 2018

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester has admitted he isn’t yet sure who his on-field captain for the new season will be: hinting there could be a change for 2018. Back-rower Danny Kirmond has captained Wakefield since 2012 but, when asked if he knew which direction he would go in with the captaincy, Chester told League Express: “No! “We’ve got some…

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Huddersfield duo Mamo and Symonds set to end injury hell this weekend

Huddersfield duo Jake Mamo and Tom Symonds are set to end their injury nightmares this weekend. Giants coach Rick Stone has confirmed that the duo will play some part in their pre-season friendly against Wakefield on Saturday, bringing their multiple-month layoffs to an end just a fortnight before the Super League season begins. Mamo has not played since June following…

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Rob Burrow to begin coaching career on Friday night against Coventry

Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow will begin a new chapter of his illustrious career on Friday night at the Butts Park Arena in Coventry when the side he coaches take on Coventry Bears in the latest pre-season game for the Rhinos. The side will include a number of first-team squad members including Jordan Lilley, Ash Handley, Harry Newman, Mikolaj Oledzki,…

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Wigan confirm 2018 squad numbers – with an interesting change.

Wigan Warriors have today released their squad numbers ahead of the 2018 season – and there is an interesting change in coach Shaun Wane’s first 13. The Warriors, who will be looking to bounce back from last season’s disappointing sixth-placed finish, have revealed that hooker Sam Powell will wear number seven – with Tommy Leuluai vacating that shirt to take…

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