Monday, January 26, 2015
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Wigan complete internal disciplinary process with Ben Flower

Ben Flower

Wigan Warriors have today completed the Disciplinary Process arising from Ben Flower’s actions at the 2014 Grand Final. The process started immediately after the RFL’s Disciplinary actions but has taken until this week to complete because of pre-planned post-season breaks and holidays. Flower has been found guilty of Gross Misconduct due to violent conduct bringing into disrepute the Wigan club ... Read More »

Joe Burgess thrilled with rookie of the year award

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 winger Joe Burgess says it came as a huge surprise to win the 2014 Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal. The 20-year-old, who had only played two Super League games prior to 2014, enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence this season, scoring 25 tries in 27 games in all competitions. The Rookie of the Year Award is a ... Read More »

Greg Burke wants to follow in Josh Charnley’s footsteps

Greg Burke. ©RLPhotos

Wigan forward Greg Burke wants to emulate team-mate Josh Charnley by impressing during a loan spell with Hull Kingston Rovers then returning to Wigan in a more prominent role. England winger Charnley spent five games with the Robins in 2010 before going back to the Warriors and becoming a regular starter. Although Burke is spending a full season in East ... Read More »

Wayne Bennett excited by Wigan challenge

Wayne-Bennett

Brisbane Broncos head coach Wayne Bennett admits it will be a huge challenge for his team to lock horns with Wigan Warriors in the World Club Series – stating that he is fully aware an “impressive” Warriors side will be out for revenge against the NRL. The Warriors slumped to defeat against Sydney Roosters in the World Club Challenge earlier ... Read More »

World Club Series tickets now on sale

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Tickets to see the best Rugby League players from the northern and southern hemispheres do battle in the 2015 World Club Series are now on sale. The eagerly-anticipated tournament has already been billed the ‘Ryder Cup of Rugby League’ and sees the top three clubs from the First Utility Super League, St Helens, Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves face NRL ... Read More »

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

Greg Burke. ©RLPhotos

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

Dan Sarginson

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

Larne Patrick. ©RLPhotos

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 »