Wane hints at Castleford return for McIlorum, but Tomkins suffers another injury setback

Shaun Wane has confirmed that Michael McIlorum could make his return from injury in next week’s mouthwatering contest with Castleford. The 29-year-old hooker has missed over a year of action after breaking and dislocating an ankle in last year’s World Club Series clash with Brisbane Broncos. Previously, it had been suggested that a more likely return date for the long-serving Warrior…

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FEATURE: Talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super League

Is Warrington’s form reaching critical levels yet? Five games, five defeats. It’s been far from an ideal start for Tony Smith and Warrington – made all the more perplexing by the fact that they hammered Brisbane in the World Club Series. On Friday they travel to St Helens – a team who have been in the spotlight themselves, although they eased the…

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Wigan and Giants battle for a draw

Huddersfield Giants forced Wigan Warriors to lose their first point of the season when they held them to a 16-16 draw this afternoon at the DW Stadium. The Giants were never behind on the scoreboard, but their talisman Danny Brough failed with a late field-goal attempt that would have given them victory. Their star performer was Lee Gaskell, however, who…

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O’Loughlin proud of Wigan’s production line

This article was originally published in League Express. Get stories like this first every week by purchasing the online edition every Sunday evening at totalrl.com/le, or alternatively buy in stores every Monday. Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin says he will always take pride in the emergence of local youngsters following in his footsteps and making their mark in the first team.…

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Five talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super League

Who will partner Theo Fages in the halves for St Helens in France? It’s been another week to forget for St Helens. Defeat to Hull was their third in succession, with their only victory this season against Leeds on the opening night. Keiron Cunningham’s gamble on Jon Wilkin backfired – and it begs the question: who will play scrum-half against…

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COLUMN: Morgan Escare’s career revival is a great lesson for young players

It’s hard to look anywhere other than Super League leaders Castleford if you’re wanting a feel-good rugby league story at the minute. But if you delve deeper into what’s going on, there’s plenty to be excited about. There have been shocks aplenty in the lower leagues, plenty of stories knocking around which make for good reading (and good writing for…

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