Friday, August 1, 2014
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Wigan too strong for Red Devils

Wigan Warriors proved to be far too strong for Salford Red Devils at the DW Stadium tonight, cruising to a 45-4 victory.   Wigan dominated both territory and possession from the start. But in the face of some determined early defence from Salford they had to wait 15 minutes to score their first try, when Matty Bowen was controversially awarded ... Read More »

Match preview: Wigan Warriors v Salford Red Devils

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Joel Tomkins could make his first Rugby League appearance since October 2011 tonight, as he gears up to make his second debut for Wigan Warriors. Tomkins’ last outing in a cherry and white shirt was against St Helens in October 2011, but he could feature as the Warriors take on Salford Red Devils. It is a game that provides plenty ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Great Rugby League upsets

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In this week’s edition of Six of the Best, we’ve taken inspiration from a quite sensational weekend of Rugby League action that has recently passed us by. Super League was full of shocks, with the biggest perhaps Bradford’s stunning 16-8 win against last year’s champions, Wigan Warriors. That was James Lowes’ first win in charge of the club, and another ... Read More »

Joel Tomkins in Wigan Warriors squad

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The waiting could be over for Wigan Warriors fans this Thursday – as Joel Tomkins looks set to make his second-debut for the club against Salford Red Devils. Tomkins has been working his way back to full fitness since signing for the Warriors again last month. But after defeat against already-relegated Bradford last time out, coach Shaun Wane has decided ... Read More »

Wigan: Wane didn’t sleep after Bulls defeat

Wigan coach Shaun Wane. ©RLPhotos

Wigan coach Shaun Wane claims he couldn’t sleep following the Warriors’ shocking 16-8 loss to Bradford Bulls on Sunday. The reigning double champions, seemingly complacent after thrashing the Bulls in their last meeting, lacked passion and enthusiasm and ultimately lost ground in the race for the League Leaders’ shield. “I didn’t sleep last night, I watched the game four times ... Read More »

Joe Burgess operation a success, winger out four weeks

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane says Joe Burgess’ knee operation was a success and that the talented young winger should be back in action within four weeks. Burgess has been in great form for the Warriors this year having scored 19 tries in 22 appearances before picking up an injury in the win over Catalan Dragons. Wane said: “Joe has had ... Read More »

Matty Bowen: I’m not Sam Tomkins!

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Matty Bowen has reiterated that he isn’t trying to emulate Sam Tomkins on the field for Wigan, after taking up the option of a second year with the Warriors to remain with the club in 2015. Bowen arrived on an initial one-year deal from North Queensland Cowboys to replace the outgoing Tomkins, and he was quick to tell this week’s ... Read More »

Catalans and St Helens enjoy strong wins

Elliott Whitehead scored a hat-trick of tries as the Catalan Dragons rebounded from their horror show a week earlier against Wigan to romp home with a 40-6 victory against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats at the Stade Gilbert Brutus. The star of the show for the Dragons was former Bradford Bulls star Elliott Whitehead, who scored a hat-trick of tries as the ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: Super League Friday preview + Hock debate

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In this week’s edition of TotalRL TV, we take an in-depth look at tonight’s two Super League fixtures, as Wigan take on Hull FC and there is a hugely anticipated derby between Widnes Vikings and Warrington Wolves. But as well as that, we also discuss the ramifications of Gareth Hock’s seven-match ban for making deliberate contact with a referee, and ... Read More »

Tomkins to make second Wigan debut against Red Devils

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Returning Wigan star Joel Tomkins has revealed he is set to make his second debut with the Cherry and Whites on July 31 against Salford Red Devils. The 27-year-old retuned to his former club after making a code switch and joining Saracens in 2011. He started full training with the reigning double champions on Tuesday. “Salford on July 31 is ... Read More »