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Video highlights: Wigan Warriors V Wakefield T Wildcats


Extensive video highlights from yesterday’s Super League round three fixture between Wigan Warriors and Wakefield Wildcats at the DW Stadium. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total Rugby League on the social media platform of your choice. Read More »

Charnley dropped and must improve, says Shaun Wane

England winger Josh Charnley. ©JoeWhitley

Wigan coach Shaun Wane said he dropped star winger Josh Charnley for the Warriors’ Super League clash with Wakefield yesterday because of a poor performance in the World Club Challenge. The England international, 22, has been Super League’s top try scorer for the last two seasons, and scored twice against Sydney, but Wane says he must “learn to perform” before ... Read More »

Match report: Wigan Warriors 46-24 Wakefield Wildcats


In a nutshell Wigan Warriors banished their World Club Challenge demons with a convincing display against Wakefield Wildcats How it unfolded First half Wigan score within four minutes after early pressure allows Dom Manfredi to go over in the right corner, Smith misses conversion; Wigan look fresh and sharp as they bombard the Wakefield line; Trinity haven’t been in the ... Read More »

Shaun Wane doesn’t plan to rest stars for Wakefield clash


Wigan coach Shaun Wane has been convinced to play some of his big-name players against Wakefield this weekend, despite them having less than a week to recover from their World Club Challenge jet-lag. The 49-year-old says his star names were determined to right their Sydney wrongs. “They were banging on my door,” he said. “They’ve changed my mind for me. ... Read More »

Time to unlock the World Club Challenge potential


League Express Upfront Editorial, Monday 24th Feb 2014. Unlike the retailer John Lewis, we know that many of Rugby League’s wares are often undersold. Such was the case with Saturday’s World Club Challenge in Sydney, which drew a crowd of over 30,000 despite a low key build up. Indeed it was difficult to find out at this time last week ... Read More »

Shaun Wane’s World Club Challenge reaction

Shaun Wane. ©JoeWhitley

Here’s what Wigan coach Shaun Wane said following his side’s 36-14 loss to Sydney Roosters in the World Club Challenge: “We were poor, the best team won, they are a big athletic skillful team, when you complete at only 67 per cent in the first half you don’t give yourself a chance to win. I am upset because we under ... Read More »

Match report: Sydney Roosters 36-14 Wigan Warriors

Sonny Bill Williams. ©Action

Sydney Roosters are the World Club Champions after defeating Wigan Warriors 36-14 at Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Saturday. Michael Jennings became the first player in World Club Challenge history to score a hat-trick of tries, and the Roosters scored other tries through former Hull FC star Sam Moa and Kiwi internationals Jared Warea-Hargreaves and Shaun Kenny-Dowall. James Maloney converted ... Read More »

World Club Challenge preview: Sydney V Wigan

Sonny Bill Williams. ©Action

Saturday 22nd February (9.00am, Sky Sports 2) Allianz Stadium WIGAN WARRIORS are aiming to set a new record of being World Club Challenge winners for a fourth time. They previously won the title in 1987 (8-2 against Manly at Central Park), 1991 (21-4 against Penrith at Anfield) and 1994 (20-14 against Brisbane at ANZ Stadium). The Warriors also tasted defeat ... Read More »

Wigan Council leader sends good luck message to Warriors

Wigan celebrate their Super League Grand Final victory

Leader of the Wigan Council, Lord Peter Smith, has sent a letter to Wigan Warriors chairman Ian Lenagan, wishing his side luck in tomorrow’s World Club Challenge match against Sydney Roosters. The reigning Super League champions are the first to visit Australia for the annual match since 1994 but are severe underdogs with the bookmakers. Indeed, the Roosters are 2/13 ... Read More »

World Club Challenge squads revealed

Sonny Bill Williams. ©Action

Sydney Roosters have named 15 of the 17 men who won last year’s NRL Grand Final for this weekend’s World Club Challenge against Wigan. Only Luke O’Donnell (retired) and Kiwi winger Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, who is still carrying a leg injury sustained at the World Cup, are missing out. Wigan are also near full strength thanks to the return of England ... Read More »