Monday, December 22, 2014
Rugby League News

Wigan Warriors

Wigan surprise fan at Florida camp

Oliver Waite with John Bateman in Florida.

Shaun Wane and his first-team squad had an extra person at training earlier this week, when they were joined by a young Wigan Warriors fan. 14-year-old Oliver Waite and his family were on holiday in Florida when the opportunity came about to meet up with the Warriors squad – and give Oliver an extra special Christmas present. “I’ve known Matty ... Read More »

Wigan to face US side in friendly

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Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane has revealed the club are to play a pre-season friendly today (Thursday) against USA side Jacksonville Axemen, as they step up their preparations for 2015. The game – which has been billed as an opposed training session – will see Wane’s men get a valuable run-out during their tour of the United States, as ... Read More »

Manfredi bulked up ahead of 2015

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Wigan Warriors winger Dom Manfredi is fit, firing and bigger ahead of the 2015 season – and is ready to launch an attack on one of the wingers spots at the club in the coming season. After the fantastic form of both Joe Burgess and Josh Charnley in 2014, Manfredi spent time out on loan at Salford to get game ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors unveil new away shirt for 2015

Wigan 2015 Away Kit

Wigan Warriors and Erreà have today issued the first images of the Club’s brand new Away kit for Super League XX. The all-black shirt features a charcoal panel and striking splashes of Cherry and White whilst the unique design also incorporates a sublimation of the castle from the Warriors crest.  The neck line is a tapered performance style with cherry ... Read More »

Wigan will change how they play in 2015, says Wane

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Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane has revealed that his team will be setting up slightly differently next year, and the Warriors will changing the way they play in the forthcoming 2015 season. Although Wane admitted there will not be wholesale changes to the Warriors’ style, he did reveal that there will be a couple things that will be tinkered ... Read More »

Could Gil Dudson be heading for Catalans Dragons?

Gil Dudson

After a high turnaround in the front row during the off-season, speculation has feverishly linked Wigan prop Gil Dudson with a move away from the club for the last few weeks. Hull Kingston Rovers and several other Super League and NRL clubs are believed to be showing an interest in the Welsh international, who has been told he can leave ... Read More »

Wigan renew Workington dual registration partnership

Kris Radlinski and Shaun Wane ©RLPhotos

Wigan Warriors have announced they will again partner with Championship side Workington Town during 2015. The agreement will see members of Shaun Wane’s first team squad head to Workington throughout the season to gain experience on dual registration duty. Last year several Wigan players including Greg Burke, Connor Farrell and Lewis Tierney spent time at the Cumbria club. “We are ... Read More »

Larne Patrick: I’m itching to get going with Wigan

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Wigan loanee Larne Patrick says he is “itching” to get started with his new club after completing his first week of training with the Warriors. The Huddersfield forward turned down an optional extra week off to settle into his new surroundings. “Some of the lads are here after having a four week break, personally I’ve had six weeks off so ... Read More »

Wigan complete internal disciplinary process with Ben Flower

Ben Flower

Wigan Warriors have today completed the Disciplinary Process arising from Ben Flower’s actions at the 2014 Grand Final. The process started immediately after the RFL’s Disciplinary actions but has taken until this week to complete because of pre-planned post-season breaks and holidays. Flower has been found guilty of Gross Misconduct due to violent conduct bringing into disrepute the Wigan club ... Read More »

Joe Burgess thrilled with rookie of the year award

Joe Burgess in 2014: 20 tries; 6 assists; 11 offloads; 248 carries; 27 clean breaks; 2,639 metres; 55 tackle busts; 79 tackles; 38 runs from dummy half; 38 errors; 3 penalties conceded; 15 missed tackles. Source: Opta

Wigan winger Joe Burgess says it came as a huge surprise to win the 2014 Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal. The 20-year-old, who had only played two Super League games prior to 2014, enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence this season, scoring 25 tries in 27 games in all competitions. The Rookie of the Year Award is a ... Read More »