Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Opinion: Could Club Call finally deliver at the final hurdle?

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If Rugby League has become at least mildly popular amongst the mainstream media for one thing in recent years, it is the game’s bravery when it comes to innovation. Granted, some of the things the game has trialled over the years haven’t exactly been a resounding success – think the World Club Challenge of 1997, for example – but some ... Read More »

Super League: The race for the top four

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With only a point needed for St Helens to finish top of the pile in Super League this season, attention may soon switch to the race for the rest of the top four in Super League – with five teams jockeying it out for another three places. Incredibly, there are just two points separating those five teams, meaning every game ... Read More »

Wigan: Burgess prepared to fight for his place

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Wigan winger Joe Burgess is prepared to fight for his place in Shaun Wane’s squad after being overlooked for tomorrow night’s clash with Leeds Rhinos, despite being available after recovering from a knee injury. The 19-year-old has been out since July but made an impressive comeback for Wigan’s academy side in their 22-40 win over Bradford last week. However, it ... Read More »

Video highlights: Widnes Vikings v Wigan Warriors

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Extensive video highlights from Friday’s Super League round 25 clash between Widnes Vikings and Wigan Warriors at the Select Security Stadium. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on our free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with ... Read More »

O’Loughlin for England captain, says Wigan boss

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Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane has led the rallying cry for club captain Sean O’Loughlin to get the nod for the England captaincy in the wake of Kevin Sinfield’s international retirement – saying Steve McNamara shouldn’t look at anyone else. O’Loughlin is naturally considered to be amongst the front-runners for the role after Sinfield announced he was stepping away ... Read More »

Super League player suspended

Joel Moon

Leeds Rhinos’ Joel Moon has been suspended for two games by an independent tribunal, after pleading guilty to a Grade C shoulder charge offence. Moon will now miss the remainder of the regular season for Leeds after the ban – which came after he was sent off for making contact with the head of St Helens back Mark Percival during ... Read More »

Super League: Moon and Farrell charged by RFL

Joel Moon

Two players have been charged with disciplinary offences committed in Round 25 of First Utility Super League. Joel Moon of Leeds Rhinos has been charged with making a Grade C shoulder charge on St Helens player Mark Percival in the 22nd minute of a match played on Friday August 29. Liam Farrell of Wigan Warriors has been charged with making ... Read More »

Farrell to play in Wigan curtain raiser

Andy Farrell

Former Wigan Captain Andy Farrell is set to make a remarkable return to the DW Stadium when he lines up for the Joining Jack Legends ahead of the Big One 5 on Friday night. Farrell, renowned for his passionate leadership and inspirational teamtalks will once again be barking out the orders as he leads the Joining Jack Legends into battle. ... Read More »

Vikings secure play-off place with Wigan victory

Widnes Vikings almost certainly secured themselves a place in the Super League play-offs tonight at the Select Security Stadium, defeating Wigan 24-10 in front of 6,223 supporters and effectively ending Wigan’s challenge for the League Leaders’ Shield. Wigan had selected a strong squad, including the returning Michael McIlorum, who had been out for two months with injury, and their coach ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors star played on with broken arm

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Wigan Warriors hooker Michael McIlorum returns from his two-month injury lay-off against Widnes tonight, hoping to avoid a repeat of what happened the last time he played against the Vikings. Ironically, Widnes were the team that McIlorum last pulled a jersey on to play against, suffering a broken arm in that game and missing a hefty chunk of the season. ... Read More »