Wigan confirm Zak Hardaker’s playing comeback against Salford on Sunday

Zak Hardaker will officially resume his playing career this Sunday. Wigan have confirmed that the fullback will feature for the first time since testing positive for cocaine in September 2017 this weekend, when they travel across Lancashire to face Super League rivals Salford Red Devils. The reigning Super League champions have two friendlies this weekend, with Adrian Lam’s side playing…

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Wigan will play ‘casual’ reserve games despite not entering league, says Kris Radlinski

Wigan Warriors owner Ian Lenagan has revealed that the reigning Super League champions do intend to play some reserve figures in 2019 – despite not formally entering the reserve competition itself. Wakefield, Hull FC, Featherstone, Bradford and Keighley are all scheduled to be in the RFL’s reserve league, with the Warriors revealing late last year they had decided against taking…

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Kris Radlinski backs Zak Hardaker to return to the top of the game after ‘clearing hurdles’

Zak Hardaker still has the potential to become the best player in Super League again, according to the man who put his reputation on the line to sign him for Wigan as Zak prepares to resume his career this weekend. Hardaker will play for Wigan in one of their two friendlies this week (they play London Skolars on Friday and…

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Bateman delighted to be named League Express Player of the Year

Departing Wigan Warriors forward John Bateman expressed his delight after being named the League Express Player of the Year. The 25-year-old heads Down Under to play for Canberra Raiders next season, after helping Wigan win the Super League Grand Final. His personal contribution to that Wigan side earned him a place in the 2018 Dream Team, was shortlisted for the…

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Catalans-Wigan game at the Nou Camp ‘very close’, admits Kris Radlinski

Wigan’s executive director Kris Radlinski admits plans between the Warriors and Catalans to stage a game at Barcelona’s Nou Camp are ‘very close’. The idea has been mooted for several months, with Catalans declaring their intention to play a Super League fixture at the iconic stadium ever since winning the Challenge Cup back in August. They paraded the trophy at…

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Lam pledges full support to Hardaker as he prepares to return to Wigan training next month

Wigan coach Adrian Lam has insisted controversial fullback Zak Hardaker has his full support – admitting it is the Warriors’ responsibility to help him through his issues as he prepares to return to training next month. Hardaker is currently in a Sporting Chance rehabilitation clinic after being charged with drink driving earlier this year, just days after beginning training with…

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Wigan considers plan to end reserves for 2019 : leaving two Super League teams

Reigning Super League champions Wigan have admitted they may switch their decision to run with a reserve team in 2019. The Warriors’ executive director Kris Radlinski revealed at a media briefing on Wednesday that Wigan, who were one of three Super League teams set to have a reserves next year along with Hull and Wakefield, could now decide against having…

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Lam to face his former club in World Club Challenge

Wigan Warriors will face Sydney Roosters in the World Club Challenge at the DW Stadium, Wigan, on Sunday 17th February, kicking off at 7.00pm. It will be the 27th Challenge since the Roosters were the inaugural winners in 1976, the sixth in Wigan, and the fourth at the DW Stadium Wigan won the last of their record four world club…

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O’Loughlin signs for another year with Wigan

Sean O’Loughlin has signed a one-year contract extension with Betfred Super League Champions, Wigan Warriors. The 36-year old, who captained Wigan to the Betfred Super League title at Old Trafford earlier this month (October) in his 16th season with his hometown club, has signed a new-deal to remain at the DW Stadium with a view to become part of the…

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O’Loughlin insists he’s staying at Wigan in 2019 despite Leeds speculation

Wigan and England captain Sean O’Loughlin has insisted that he is close to signing a new deal that will keep him with the Warriors in 2019. O’Loughlin’s future became unclear when it emerged that Leeds were interested in a sensational swoop for the 35-year-old. The player himself admitted it was nice to receive interest from elsewhere – but says he…

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