Chris Ashton admits he’d like to play rugby league for Wigan again

Former Wigan Warriors try-scoring sensation Chris Ashton has admitted he would like to switch codes and return to rugby league with Wigan before his career is over. Now 30, the Wigan-born winger is currently plying his trade in French rugby union with Toulon, having not played the 13-man code since he left the Warriors to join Northampton in 2007. But…

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Dan Sarginson re-joins Wigan Warriors on two-year deal

Wigan Warriors have confirmed that Dan Sarginson has rejoined the club on a two-year deal. Sarginson only left Wigan at the end of last season to join NRL side Gold Coast. However, after finding opportunities hard to come by, he returns to Super League with the Warriors effective immediately. He said: “I can’t wait to get back to the club I…

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Five players we can’t wait to see return from long-term injuries in 2018

  Keith Galloway (Leeds) It’s been a torrid couple of years for the big Australian, who has suffered two different Achilles injuries in two different seasons. However, he was beginning to show some great form last season before being struck down by the injury problem – so when he returns to the field in 2018, we’re expecting him to do…

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Five Super League fixtures we already can’t wait to see in 2018

St Helens v Castleford (Friday February 2, Totally Wicked Stadium) The season actually begins 24 hours earlier when Leeds travel to Warrington – but it’s hard not to look at the first Friday game of the new season with a wandering glance. Should Castleford and St Helens repeat their performance from the Super League play-offs – which was one of…

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Wigan sign South Sydney forward Gabriel Hamlin

Wigan Warriors have completed the signing of highly-rated forward Gabriel Hamlin from NRL side South Sydney Rabbitohs. Capable of playing at prop or loose-forward Hamlin joins the Warriors on a two-year deal and will head over to the UK to join up with his new teammates when pre-season begins in November. The 20-year-old has made 47 appearances for the Rabbitohs’…

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When Wigan (and Wane) shook the world

Richard de la Riviere celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Wigan’s memorable World Club Challenge victory over Manly in 1987. One story that hasn’t made my new book, ‘100 Days That Shook Rugby League’ is Wigan’s World Club Challenge win over Manly in 1987. I chose between that and Wigan’s win in Brisbane in 1994 and went with the latter. So,…

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QUIZ: Can you name every Harry Sunderland Trophy winner since 1998?

With the Super League Grand Final approaching fast on the horizon this weekend, our latest quiz tests your knowledge of the near 20-year history of the event. The Harry Sunderland Trophy has been awarded since the 1960s, to the man of the match in the Championship Final, then the Premiership Final, before being handed out to the man of the…

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