Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Anderson: Giants “fully capable” of defeating Warriors

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Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson is fully focused on victory as the Giants prepare to take on Wigan Warriors in their Super League qualifying play-off at DW Stadium tomorrow night. The Giants have beaten Wigan home and away this season but Anderson will not allow history to shape their preparations. “It’s a totally different competition now,” said Anderson. “It’s all about ... Read More »

Play-offs: Matty Smith relishing Giants bout

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Wigan playmaker Matty Smith is looking forward to taking on one of the sport’s form teams when the Warriors host Huddersfield Giants in a Super League qualifying play-off at DW Stadium tomorrow night. The Warriors haven’t beaten the Giants this season and Smith is confident that this won’t be hanging over their heads as they approach the game. “We’ve had ... Read More »

Warriors recover to secure top-four placing

Wigan Warriors recovered from a 4-18 half-time deficit to seal a 24-20 victory tonight against Warrington Wolves to grab a place in the top four, while the Wolves will have to wait for the result of Huddersfield’s game against St Helens on Friday night before knowing whether they have finished in the top four. The main worry for Wigan after ... Read More »

Tautai banned, won’t play for Wildcats again

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Wigan-bound Taulima Tautai has played his final game for Wakefield after being handed a one-match ban by the RFL for a dangerous throw on Castleford’s Scott Wheeldon last week. The Samoan utility forward, who Warriors coach Shaun Wane claims will be the club’s only signing for 2015, will link up with his new club in pre-season. What do you think ... Read More »

Wane and Wigan relishing “massive challenge” against Warrington

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane believes Warrington are real contenders for the Grand Final and admits his side will face a “massive challenge” to slow the Wolves’ momentum. The Warriors host Tony Smith’s men in a televised contest on Thursday night, with both teams come off impressive wins over top eight opposition. Wane told Wigan Today: “Right now they have the ... Read More »

Wigan overcome Rhinos to go second

Wigan Warriors got back to winning ways at the DW Stadium tonight, beating Leeds Rhinos 21-6 in a crucial clash that saw the Warriors consolidate their Super League play-off prospects. Wigan took the lead early with a superb try from recalled winger Joe Burgess, who touched down a Blake Green kick to the tryline. The Rhinos responded strongly, but went ... Read More »

Opinion: Could Club Call finally deliver at the final hurdle?

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If Rugby League has become at least mildly popular amongst the mainstream media for one thing in recent years, it is the game’s bravery when it comes to innovation. Granted, some of the things the game has trialled over the years haven’t exactly been a resounding success – think the World Club Challenge of 1997, for example – but some ... Read More »

Super League: The race for the top four

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With only a point needed for St Helens to finish top of the pile in Super League this season, attention may soon switch to the race for the rest of the top four in Super League – with five teams jockeying it out for another three places. Incredibly, there are just two points separating those five teams, meaning every game ... Read More »

Wigan: Burgess prepared to fight for his place

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Wigan winger Joe Burgess is prepared to fight for his place in Shaun Wane’s squad after being overlooked for tomorrow night’s clash with Leeds Rhinos, despite being available after recovering from a knee injury. The 19-year-old has been out since July but made an impressive comeback for Wigan’s academy side in their 22-40 win over Bradford last week. However, it ... Read More »

Video highlights: Widnes Vikings v Wigan Warriors

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Extensive video highlights from Friday’s Super League round 25 clash between Widnes Vikings and Wigan Warriors at the Select Security Stadium. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on our free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with ... Read More »