Friday, December 19, 2014
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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

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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 »

Rugby League World – The Grand Finals Issue

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Rugby League World issue 403 – ‘The Grand Finals Issue’ – is online now and in shops from Friday 17th October. Here’s a glimpse at what’s inside. The Super League Grand Final between St Helens and Wigan turned out to be one of the most controversial sporting events of the year. We have complete coverage of the match everyone is ... Read More »

Burgess “happy” with debut season at Wigan Warriors

Joe Burgess in 2014: 20 tries; 6 assists; 11 offloads; 248 carries; 27 clean breaks; 2,639 metres; 55 tackle busts; 79 tackles; 38 runs from dummy half; 38 errors; 3 penalties conceded; 15 missed tackles. Source: Opta

Wigan Warriors – and England – winger Joe Burgess admits he’s “happy” with his first full season as a first team player, and even though the Warriors came up short in the Super League Grand Final at the weekend, he says his family and coaches are proud of what he’s achieved. Burgess wasn’t even taken on Wigan’s pre-season tour of ... Read More »

Radlinski promoted onto Wigan’s Board of Directors

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Wigan Warriors’ Rugby General Manager Kris Radlinski MBE has been promoted onto the Club’s Board of Directors. The move was confirmed by Chairman Ian Lenagan at the Club’s end of season Awards Dinner. Following five years of hard work Radlinski joins the Chairman and Non-Executive Director Winston Higham on the Board. Radlinski enjoyed a fabulous career with the Wigan Club ... Read More »

RL’s moment of madness must be watershed moment

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There is no getting away from it whatsoever – the last four days have been an incredibly damaging time for Rugby League, a sport that is already very self-conscious about its own image. The punch(es) that Ben Flower handed out to Lance Hohaia on Saturday evening were felt all around the world, with a whole host of mainstream media suddenly ... Read More »

Ben Flower banned until April 14, 2015

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Wigan Warriors player Ben Flower has been suspended for six months by an independent disciplinary tribunal after being found guilty of violent and aggressive punching/punching an off-guard opponent in the second minute of the 2014 First Utility Super League Grand Final. Flower, who pleaded guilty to the Grade F offence on Lance Hohaia of St Helens, was also fined £300. At ... Read More »

Sean O’Loughlin: Wigan must bounce back

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Wigan Warriors captain Sean O’Loughlin has challenged his side to bounce back and go one step further in 2015, after their attempt to retain their Super League crown ended in defeat on Saturday night. The Warriors went down 14-6 against bitter rivals St Helens, playing almost the entire game with twelve men after Ben Flower was sent off in the ... Read More »

Sean O’Loughlin wins Wigan player of the year award

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Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin has been voted player of the year at the club’s end-of-season awards dinner. It caps off a great week for the 31-year-old, who signed a new three-year contract last week and has been named England skipper for the forthcoming Four Nations competition. Matty Smith picked up the coaches’ player of the year award, while impressive winger ... Read More »

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