Warrington are in a “false position”, insists Wigan coach Shaun Wane

Wigan coach Shaun Wane has stressed that Thursday night’s opponents Warrington Wolves are in a “false position” at the bottom of Super League. The two Grand Finalists from last season meet in 2017 for the first time at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Thursday – in very contrasting positions. Wigan have won all of their first three games this season…

Read More

Friday Flashback: The last time Leigh Centurions beat Wigan

Leigh Centurions are not just going in search of back-to-back wins tonight in Super League – they’re also looking for their first win against Wigan in well over 30 years! There have been victories in friendlies since then, of course. But Leigh haven’t managed to beat Wigan in a competitive fixture since way back in September 1984, when over 10,000…

Read More

Leigh derby is on par with St Helens for Wigan, says Sean O’Loughlin

They haven’t played in the league for over a decade – but Wigan Warriors captain Sean O’Loughlin believes that the ‘battle of the borough’ between the world champions and Leigh Centurions is on par with derby matches against St Helens. Wigan look to extend their unbeaten start to the season at the DW Stadium on Friday night, while the Centurions…

Read More

Vikings deserve compensation, says League Express editor

League Express editor Martyn Sadler has set out a means of compensating Widnes Vikings for the losses the club suffered last week after the hasty rearrangement of their fixture against Wigan Warriors last Friday night. The game should have been played at the DW Stadium, but Wigan postponed the match more than 24 hours before it was due to take place,…

Read More

Wigan snatch late victory at Widnes

After all the controversy of the postponed game at Wigan, and it’s rearrangement at the Select Security Stadium, Wigan snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a late Oliver Gildart try to win 26-28 against the eager Vikings, who had led for most of the game. Wigan scored the first try from Thomas Leuuai, converted by Morgan Escaré, but…

Read More

Did Wigan follow RFL protocol in postponing their game?

As of writing, there is currently a lot of confusion about the status of Wigan’s match with Widnes, which should have taken place at the DW Stadium on Friday evening at 8pm. At 7pm on Thursday evening, Wigan released a statement confirming that the match had been postponed. The club’s chairman, Ian Lenagan, said that they had been forced to…

Read More

Squad Watch: All the squads for Friday’s Super League games

Wigan v Widnes (8pm, Sky Sports) World champions Wigan have named an unchanged squad for Friday’s televised clash against Widnes Vikings. Coach Shaun Wane confirmed at Tuesday’s press conference that he would bring Willie Isa into his 17 for the game, but aside from that, it seems like he will make minimal changes. Widnes are without Tom Gilmore alongside regular…

Read More

ANALYSIS: How Morgan Escare’s career has kick-started again at Wigan

After seemingly having the world at his feet as a Catalans Dragons player, 2016 proved to be the culmination of a chastening period for young full-back Morgan Escare. Nudged out of the team at the expense of France international Tony Gigot, Escare spent a large portion of 2016 sat on the sidelines and pondering his next career move after just…

Read More