ANALYSIS: How Liam Marshall’s debut season compares with other Wigan wingers

If there were an award in Super League for breakthrough star of the year, the odds are it would go to Wigan winger Liam Marshall. In light of so many injuries at the reigning Super League champions, Marshall’s form has been phenomenal, taking his chance at the top level with both hands. So in our weekly analysis blog, we’ve spotlighted…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Leeds v Castleford (8pm, Sky Sports) Rob Burrow and Jamie Jones-Buchanan return to the fray for Leeds as they take on league leaders Castleford this weekend. The experienced duo missed last week’s victory against Featherstone due to injury, but both are included here. Ashton Golding also has a chance of returning. There is a blow for Castleford with captain Michael…

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Manfredi injury nightmare almost over, reveals Shaun Wane

Wigan winger Dom Manfredi’s ten-month injury nightmare is coming to an end, Warriors coach Shaun Wane has revealed. The 23-year-old has not played since suffering a serious knee injury during Wigan’s game against Castleford last August, with it initially feared he would miss a whole season due to the severity of the problem. However, Wane told reporters at his pre-match…

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Warrington v Wigan: A combined XIII for Saturday’s cup quarter-final

TotalRL has looked at the 19-man squads and likely line-ups for Wigan’s trip to Warrington on Saturday afternoon and taken the plunge.. by picking a combined XIII featuring the best players in each side! This one is bound to cause some debate.. Fullback: Stefan Ratchford (Warrington) Ratchford just gets the nod over Wigan counterpart Sam Tomkins here – particularly as he’s…

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Warrington v Wigan: Three key battles in Saturday’s cup quarter-final

It’s a mouthwatering clash between two of Super League’s strugglers – and here, TotalRL picks out the three key battles which could decide the Challenge Cup quarter-final between Warrington and Wigan.. Stefan Ratchford v Sam Tomkins Ratchford has played in a variety of positions this season, but after Tony Smith’s comments earlier this week, a return to fullback seems likely…

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Tomkins has “been in a shocking place,” says Wane as he prepares for comeback

Wigan coach Shaun Wane says Sam Tomkins has been in a “shocking place” over his long road to recovery as he prepares for his comeback this weekend – but says the England international will quickly become a vital asset when he is fit again. Tomkins has not played for nine months after a foot injury which has included multiple setbacks…

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Warrington’s season does not hinge on Wigan cup tie, says Tony Smith

Warrington coach Tony Smith has insisted that the Wolves’ season does not hinge on this Saturday’s Challenge Cup tie with Wigan. The Wolves’ title challenge looks all-but over by mid-June: instead, they look more likely to be involved in the Qualifiers than the title race following a disastrous first half of the regular season. That has led some to suggest…

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Wane insists Wigan will come good in the long run after latest defeat

Super League champions Wigan are now seven league matches without a win after losing to bottom of the table Leigh on Thursday night: but coach Shaun Wane insists his belief in his side has not wavered. The Warriors could finish the weekend seven points adrift of the top four with only five games remaining in the regular season by the…

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QUIZ: Can you name the highest try-scorers in a single Super League season?

We’ll be impressed with anyone who gets a full house here.. As we all know, Super League’s try-scoring record for a single season was broken last season – but we’ve put together the 14 highest single-season totals for Super League tries, and we want you to get as many as you can. You’ve got just five minutes..

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Sam Tomkins on the verge of long-awaited comeback

Wigan full-back Sam Tomkins is on the brink of his long-awaited comeback from injury as the Super League champions prepare to welcome back a host of players from injury in the coming weeks. Tomkins has made only 16 appearances since returning from NRL side New Zealand Warriors at the start of last season – and the England international missed Wigan’s…

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