Lenagan hails EGM decision

Wigan Warriors Chairman, Ian Lenagan has hailed the decision to move forward with a new fixture proposal for Super League and Rugby League more generally from the 2019 season. Super League will continue as a twelve-team league, but will revert to a normal ‘one-up, one-down’ promotion & relegation system. The `Season + Super 8s’ format will abolished and replaced by…

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Zak Hardaker can help Wigan in bid for Grand Final glory despite ban, insists Shaun Wane

He may not be able to return to playing until November but Shaun Wane has insisted that Zak Hardaker’s influence, while training with his new side Wigan, can play a part in their bid for Super League success this season. The former Man of Steel began training with his new club this week after being forced to sit out almost…

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Wane warns Wigan to ‘expect the unexpected’ against Wakefield Trinity

Wigan Warriors coach has admitted his side need to expect the unexpected against Wakefield Trinity tonight. Unlike the Warriors, who can strengthen their grip on second spot with victory, Wakefield have nothing left to play for this season in regards to a late play-off push. However, that has not stopped Wane from being wary of a Wakefield side who have…

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Super Wigan too hot for Saints

Wigan made the short journey to St Helens and prevented their hosts from collecting the League Leaders’ Shield with a brilliant performance to secure a 10-30 victory. Wigan began the game without Sam Tomkins, who had to withdraw with a knee problem, which game an opportunity to Oliver Partington, who came onto the bench,with Morgan Escaré taking over at fullback.…

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St Helens’ focus will be ‘on a real trophy’, not League Leader’s Shield, says Tomkins

Wigan’s Sam Tomkins has admitted he believes St Helens will not place too much emphasis on securing the League Leader’s Shield this Friday with victory against the Warriors: adding their focus will be on a ‘real trophy’. The Saints know victory against their arch-rivals this weekend will ensure they finish top heading into the play-offs – and it has again…

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Wigan hammer Catalans in Perpignan

Wigan were far too strong for the Catalans Dragons on Saturday at the Stade Gilbert Brutus, cruising to a 6-35 victory after leading 0-18 at half-time. The Warriors took the lead quickly when Joe Greenwood scored the first of his two tries, and by half-time they had added two more tries from former Dragons star Morgan Escare, with Sam Tomkins…

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Williams insists he will ‘100 per cent’ be a Wigan player in 2019 following NRL interview

George Williams has insisted he was misunderstood over the interview which emerged last week revealing his desire to play in the NRL – saying he will ‘100 per cent’ be a Wigan player under Adrian Lam in 2019. Just hours after Lam and Shaun Edwards had been revealed as the Warriors’ long-term coaches, an interview emerged in Australia with Williams…

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Lachlan Lam deal would be one-year arrangement, father Adrian confirms

Incoming interim Wigan coach Adrian Lam has revealed that the club are in talks about signing his son, Lachlan, for 2019 – but insists any deal would only be a one-year arrangement similar to his own contract with the Warriors. Lachlan currently plays for NRL side Sydney Roosters but is behind first-choice halves Luke Keary and Cooper Cronk. And with…

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Adrian Lam to coach Wigan in 2019 – before Shaun Edwards takes charge in 2020

Wigan Warriors have announced that Shaun Edwards will return to the club as head coach for the 2020 season after signing a three-year contract. The legendary former Wigan star will join his boyhood club once again when his commitments with the Wales Rugby Union side come to a close after the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The Warriors have also revealed…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super 8s games

Wigan v Castleford (DW Stadium, 7:45pm, Sky Sports) Wigan welcome back long-term absentees George Williams and Ryan Sutton for Friday’s game with Castleford – but there is no Chris Hankinson. Castleford make three changes for the game; out go the injured Peter Mata’utia plus Jacques O’Neill and Calum Turner – returning are Jake Webster, Joe Wardle and Will Maher. Wigan…

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