Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Wigan Warriors

Joe Burgess wins Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year medal

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Joe Burgess has been awarded the League Express Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal. The Wigan winger, who has just turned 20, made his debut for the Warriors as an 18-year-old in August 2013 against Hull KR, adding one more appearance last season before enjoying a meteoric rise to prominence in 2014, scoring 17 tries in 20 Super League appearances ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors re-sign Lee Mossop from Parrammatta

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Wigan Warriors have announced the signing of former England front-rower Lee Mossop on a three year deal. The 25-year-old joined Parramatta Eels at the end of 2013 but failed to make an impact in the NRL due to injury. The Wigan Academy graduate said: “I want to thank Parramatta Eels for giving me the chance to play in the NRL and experience a ... Read More »

Greg Burke to join Hull KR on season loan

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Hull Kingston Rovers have secured the services of promising Wigan Warriors forward Greg Burke on a season long loan for the 2015 campaign. A ball playing lock, the former England Academy international is highly rated at the DW Stadium and will now look to take the next step in his career as the Robins’ eleventh new signing for Super League ... Read More »

Sarginson shows England should be brave with selection

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When England named the same team for the second consecutive week last Tuesday prior to their clash against Australia, there was perhaps a collective assumption that nobody else was set to get a chance in the Four Nations tournament. After all, a win there – which unfortunately, didn’t turn out to be the case – would have put England into ... Read More »

Larne Patrick joins Wigan Warriors on loan

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Huddersfield Giants forward Larne Patrick has joined Wigan in a loan swap deal, with Warriors back-rower Jack Hughes going the opposite way for the 2015 season. It’s a deal that clearly works for all parties – Wigan have long been pursuing Patrick, while the Giants had made an official enquiry about Hughes. Wigan general manager Kris Radlinksi said: “Jack has ... Read More »

Wigan draw biggest TV audiences in 2014

News reaches the Wigan camp that their matches attracted more TV viewers than any other Super League team in 2014

Wigan matches were watched by more TV viewers in the UK than any other Super League club this year, according to the Warriors. In a press release, the club said that five of the top six Super League broadcasts in 2014 featured the Warriors, with Shaun Wane’s side drawing nearly 50 per cent more viewers than games involving other teams. ... Read More »

Wigan chairman: Warriors underachieved and it’s my fault

Ian Lenagan (left), Michael Maguire and Sean O'Loughlin pose with the Super League trophy

Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan has accepted responsibility for the Warriors’ 2014 season, in which they failed to win any silverware. “When we look at Wigan as a club and the performance this year, I think the feeling we’ve not achieved what we set out to achieve at the beginning of the season is obvious to me, to the coaches, the ... Read More »

Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year: The candidates

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In this week’s edition of League Express, our weekly poll exclusively revealed the candidates which comprise the shortlist for the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal. Previously won by stars such as Sam Tomkins and John Bateman, the medal rewards the best “rookie” to have appeared in Super League across a season. To qualify, players must have played fewer ... Read More »

TOTALRL TV: Super League Grand Final Wrap

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TotalRL TV takes a look at the 2014 Super League grand final between St Helens and Wigan, reviewing all the talking points from Old Trafford including the Ben Flower incident. League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter John Davidson sat down to talk about the game that made headlines around the world, from Colombia to Calcutta, and give their verdicts ... Read More »

Tomkins not coming back for a few years yet

Tomkins in his Wigan days. ©RLPhotos

England full-back Sam Tomkins has warned Super League fans they shouldn’t expect to see him back in the division for a good few years yet – saying he’s very happy with the New Zealand Warriors. Ever since leaving for the NRL last season, talk has constantly been rife about whether Tomkins will one day return to Wigan, the club he ... Read More »