Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Wigan grab late draw at Hull KR

Josh Charnley scored a try for Wigan in the final seconds of the game tonight at Hull Kingston Rovers to grab a late draw in a game that the Robins were desperate to win to progress their ambition of making ground on the play-off places. It was a game that Hull KR had largely dominated after going behind to an ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull KR v Wigan Warriors

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After a break for the Challenge Cup semi-finals, Super League action returns tonight, as Hull KR look to keep their slender top eight hopes alive against title-chasing Wigan Warriors. With just four rounds of the season to go, Chris Chester’s men sit three points behind the coveted eighth-spot, currently occupied by Widnes Vikings. And the Rovers – who today announced ... Read More »

Winning every game the target, says Wigan Warriors star

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Wigan Warriors star Sam Powell insists the club should be targeting wins from each and every one of their remaining games in Super League 2014, as they look to launch an assault on Old Trafford once again. The defending champions are handily placed going into the final four rounds of the season, with a win at Hull KR this evening ... Read More »

Green and Pettybourne back for Wigan Warriors

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Wigan Warriors have been handed a huge boost ahead of this Thursday’s trip to Hull KR, after former Rovers half-back Blake Green returned to the squad following a serious arm injury. Green has spent almost three months on the sidelines after a bicep injury, but will return to the fold for the Thursday night trip across the Pennines. “Greeny is ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors player banned for doping breach

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UK Anti-Doping has handed down a two-year suspension to Rhys Pugsley after he was found guilty of breaching the RFL’s anti-doping regulations. Pugsley, a player registered with the Wigan Warriors Academy, tested positive for metabolites of methandienone, an anabolic steroid.  Methandienone was detected in a sample provided at an out-of-competition test on April 22, 2014. The suspension applies from May ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors winger hoping to be fit for play-offs

Joe Burgess in 2014: 20 tries; 6 assists; 11 offloads; 248 carries; 27 clean breaks; 2,639 metres; 55 tackle busts; 79 tackles; 38 runs from dummy half; 38 errors; 3 penalties conceded; 15 missed tackles. Source: Opta

Wigan Warriors winger Joe Burgess has revealed he is targeting a return to full fitness in time for the Super League play-offs – despite initially being expected to miss the remainder of the season. Burgess has been a revelation since bursting onto the scene this year, with the 19-year-old already having scored 19 times in 2014. However, despite a nasty ... Read More »

Wigan hang onto prop Scott Taylor… For now

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Wigan have activated a clause in prop Scott Taylor’s contract that has prevented him from joining Hull FC at the end of this season. The Hull-born 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a return to his hometown having spent two years with the Warriors following a lucrative move from Hull KR. Despite his affiliation with the Robins, Taylor is from ... Read More »

Burgess and Charnley celebrate Boston’s 80th birthday

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Wigan wingers Josh Charnley and Joe Burgess have today presented Warriors legend Billy Boston with a cake to mark his 80th birthday. The Cardiff-born three-quarter, who is in three different sport halls of fame, scored a whopping 478 tries in 488 appearances for the cherry and whites. There is currently a campaign running in which the club are trying to ... Read More »

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 »

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