Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Wigan Warriors

Wigan Warriors to welcome back stars for cup tie

Josh Charnley

Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane has revealed that he is hopeful of welcoming back a quartet of top stars for next weekend’s Challenge Cup tie against Castleford Tigers, as his horrific injury situation begins to ease. Sean O’Loughlin and Matty Bowen both return from injury without any ill-effects during the Warriors’ disappointing loss to Huddersfield on Thursday night but, speaking ... Read More »

Match Report: Huddersfield Giants 31 Wigan Warriors 22

In a Nutshell Huddersfield Giants recovered from an early 12-point deficit to earn a convincing victory – their second of the season against Wigan – at the John Smith’s Stadium How it unfolded Wigan scored two tries in the opening quarter of the game through returning captain Sean O’Loughlin and Matty Bowen, after having had one disallowed by reserve hooker ... Read More »

Match preview: Huddersfield Giants v Wigan Warriors

Sean-O'Loughlin

Huddersfield Giants can move within two points of the top four if they secure victory tonight, but they will have a tough task on their hands, as they take on in-form Wigan Warriors at the John Smiths Stadium. The Warriors’ young clutch of stars were outstanding during their 25-4 victory over Salford last time out, as Shaun Wane’s men coped ... Read More »

Feature: A week in the life of Wigan’s Mark Bitcon

Mark-Bitcon

This article, written by Neil Barraclough, originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 399 is currently in production and will be on sale from June 6. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues click this link… Rugby League World spends a week with Mark Bitcon, director of performance at ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors sign Taulima Tautai

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Wigan Warriors have today announced the signing of Taulima Tautai from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. The giant Samoan forward will join the Warriors at the end of the current season on a 3 year deal. Tautai, 26, impressed Club Officials with a series of strong performances early in the season, especially against the Warriors at the DW Stadium in March. Tautai ... Read More »

Josh Charnley: Tomkins will blossom in the NRL

Sam-Tomkins

This article originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 399 is currently in production and will be on sale from June 6. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues click this link… Sam Tomkins will continue to blossom and take the NRL by storm – according to his England ... Read More »

Super League stars react to bizarre Thursday clash

Phil Bentham. ©RLPhotos

Rugby League fans were treat to one of the most bizarre halves of Super League action we are likely to see this year on Thursday night, as referee Phil Bentham used the video referee for no fewer than five cases of obstruction, with them all being chalked off by Ben Thaler up in the box during Salford’s defeat to Wigan. ... Read More »

Match preview: Salford Red Devils v Wigan Warriors

Francis-Meli-Salford

It will be like a school reunion for the Salford Red Devils squad this evening, as several of the team prepare to face their old club, as they take on Wigan Warriors. The game will be the first time that Salford coach Iestyn Harris has gone up against his former side – where he served as Shaun Wane’s assistant before ... Read More »

Bowen, Bateman and Blake out of Warriors squad

Blake-Green

Wigan coach Shaun Wane has named his 19-man squad to face Salford on Thursday – and it’s not good news for Warriors fans. Indeed, a squad that was already under-strength has been stretched further with the news that three more first-team players have been forced out through injury. Matty Bowen and John Bateman miss out with knocks, while Blake Green ... Read More »

Sean O’Loughlin could return from injury this week

Sean-O'Loughlin

This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. Wigan Warriors captain Sean O’Loughlin is hoping to return from injury in time for ... Read More »