Hardaker expecting hostile reception on return to Castleford on Friday

Zak Hardaker admits he is preparing himself for abuse and hostility aplenty as he returns to Castleford Tigers on Friday night for the first time since being sacked by the club following his drugs ban. Hardaker was suspended by the Tigers on the eve of the 2017 Grand Final after testing positive for cocaine, and never played for the club…

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Is this the real reason for Shaun Edwards’ equivocation on the Wigan job?

League Express editor MARTYN SADLER suggests one key reason why prospective Wigan coach Shaun Edwards may be having second thoughts about returning to the DW Stadium in 2020. Plenty of pundits and Wigan supporters have been scratching their heads to try to work out why Shaun Edwards, who was so enthusiastic about returning to Super League with the Warriors in…

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Wigan issue agreed statement with Shaun Edwards

Wigan Warriors have issued a joint statement with Shaun Edwards, their prospective coach in 2020, following the recent doubts about whether he will take up the appointment, although the statement doesn’t clarify whether he will actually do so. The statement is as follows: Having had the opportunity to talk with Shaun Edwards following the weekend’s Wales Grand Slam success, Wigan…

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PODCAST: The Total Rugby League Show – Ep 8

The Total Rugby League Show returns to discuss this week’s big talking points, including Wigan Warriors and Shaun Edwards, the form of the Leeds Rhinos, the appointment of Denis Betts at the Newcastle Thunder and a results round-up from last weekend’s Super League. On this week’s show, host Ben Hughes is joined by Warrington Wolves’ Stefan Ratchford, League Express Editor Martyn Sadler and Rugby League World Editor Matthew Shaw.

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Edwards says he will speak to Wigan ‘over the next few days’ about his future

Shaun Edwards says he will speak to Wigan over the next few days about his future with the club – but has refused to clarify whether his next move will be in rugby league or union. Edwards, speaking with talkSPORT’s Jim White on Wednesday morning, rebuffed any questions about where he will be coaching next, in the aftermath of Wales’…

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Oral contract between Shaun Edwards and Wigan is ‘binding’, says sports lawyer

A sports lawyer has insisted that any oral contract agreed between Shaun Edwards and Wigan could be binding, and sufficient enough to bring about legal action – as the saga between the Warriors and their future head coach continues. Peter Stewart, an associate at Cooke, Young and Keidan, believes that the Warriors could have a case for legal action if…

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Warrington too strong for Wigan

Warrington Wolves maintained their challenge to Super League leaders St Helens with a hard fought 25-12 victory against Wigan Warriors at the Halliwell Jones Stadium tonight. The Wolves came into the game without Bryson Goodwin, who suffered an injury in the previous week’s game against Castleford Tigers, while Wigan were forced to make several changes from the team that lost…

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PODCAST: The Total Rugby League Show – Episode 6

The latest edition of the Total Rugby League Show is up and running and this week’s big talking points include Wigan’s points deduction appeal, the return of the Great Britain Lions, and a review of last weekend’s results in Super League, Championship and League 1. On this week’s show, host Ben Hughes is joined by League Express Editor Martyn Sadler,…

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George Williams has ‘a lot of decisions on his mind’, as Lam admits speculation affecting form

Wigan coach Adrian Lam believes the speculation over George Williams’ future is impacting on his current form – before admitting the half-back currently has ‘a lot of decisions on his mind’. Williams is being linked with a number of NRL sides in regards to a possible move to Australia next year, though the Warriors have yet to admit they have…

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