Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Wigan Warriors

Leeds Rhinos are team to beat, says Shaun Wane

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Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane believes that tonight’s opponents Leeds Rhinos are ‘perfect’ – or at least their performance last weekend was. The Rhinos were superb in dumping St Helens out of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup with a resounding 32-12 victory at Headingley Carnegie last Saturday. That leaves them still on track for success on all fronts, and Wane ... Read More »

Daryl Powell confident ahead of Wigan clash

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Castleford coach Daryl Powell insists the Tigers are not daunted after drawing holders Wigan in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals. Indeed, the former Great Britain star cut a confident figure while discussing the mouthwatering tie, reminding everyone that his side won the last two meetings with the reigning double champions. “Obviously it is a tough draw, they are the holders, they ... Read More »

Match report: Wigan Warriors 52-8 Hunslet Hawks

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In a nutshell Matty Bowen scored a hat-trick, while Matty Smith added two tries of his own along with eight goals to thrash Championship One opponents Hunslet 52-8. The Hawks will be proud with their second half display that restricted  the reigning double champions to just two tries. The story of the game 3’ – George Williams try; Matty Smith ... Read More »

Logan Tomkins extends loan deal at Salford Red Devils

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Wigan Warriors confirm that Hooker Logan Tomkins has joined Salford Red Devils on Loan until the end of the season. The loan initially for One Month has now been extended for the rest of the 2014 season. Logan will now be eligible to figure for the Red Devils in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup and also be allowed to play against ... Read More »

Shaun Wane hails “outstanding” Wigan

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane heaped praise on his side after watching them run in 15 tries against Bradford and score 84 points for the second consecutive Easter Monday. The Warriors, fresh off the back of a convincing win away at St Helens on Good Friday, thrashed the troubled Bulls and, in the process, forced their way into Super League’s top ... Read More »

Match report: Wigan Warriors 84-6 Bradford Bulls

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In a nutshell The Warriors ran up an 84-6 scoreline for the second successive Easter Monday, following up last year’s demolition of Hull KR at Craven Park with an equally devastating scoreline against the depleted Bradford Bulls at the DW Stadium. How it unfolded The Warriors scored 15 tries in total through Green (2), Gelling (2), O’Loughlin,  Hampshire (2),  Farrell,  Hughes, Powell, Bateman, ... Read More »

Brett Kearney: Bateman will play for England

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Bradford Bulls full-back Brett Kearney has tipped former team-mate John Bateman, 20, for international honours. The 30-year-old Australian, who will face Bateman’s Wigan Warriors later today, told the T&A newspaper: “Papa was a Bradford junior and a very good one at that. I think the first time I saw him was when I got to a game early and they ... Read More »

Full-time report: St Helens 14-33 Wigan Warriors

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In a nutshell St Helens’ unbeaten record was brought to an end in front of a sell-out crowd at Langtree Park, thanks to a polished all-round display from Wigan Warriors, who had just 14 fit players when the final whistle sounded. How it unfolded 1’ – Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook knocks on with the game’s first carry, thanks to an Iain Thornley ... Read More »

First-half report: St Helens 14-20 Wigan Warriors

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How it unfolded 1’ – Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook knocks on with the game’s first carry, thanks to an Iain Thornley tackle. Wigan get the head and feed. 2’ – Wigan get consecutive sets thanks to a Lance Hohaia touch that brings the tackle count back to zero. Sean O’Loughlin forces his way over from dummy half. Matty Smith lands the conversion: ... Read More »

Match preview: St Helens v Wigan

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It is top of the table versus last year’s champions this lunchtime, as St Helens face Wigan in a colossal derby clash at Langtree Park. With the ground expected to be filled to capacity, it promises to be a special atmosphere as two of the best sides in Super League lock horns in a mouthwatering clash. However, the home side’s ... Read More »

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