Wane ‘angry’ with finish to 2017 – and insists Wigan are motivated to right some wrongs

Wigan coach Shaun Wane has admitted he’s angry about the way their 2017 campaign fizzled out – saying their sixth-placed finish was ‘not Wigan standard’ as the eye up happier times in 2018. The Warriors started the year by becoming world champions and even made the final of the Challenge Cup – but their league campaign was a frustrating one,…

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Chris Chester admits he’s yet to decide on Wakefield captain for 2018

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester has admitted he isn’t yet sure who his on-field captain for the new season will be: hinting there could be a change for 2018. Back-rower Danny Kirmond has captained Wakefield since 2012 but, when asked if he knew which direction he would go in with the captaincy, Chester told League Express: “No! “We’ve got some…

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Wigan confirm 2018 squad numbers – with an interesting change.

Wigan Warriors have today released their squad numbers ahead of the 2018 season – and there is an interesting change in coach Shaun Wane’s first 13. The Warriors, who will be looking to bounce back from last season’s disappointing sixth-placed finish, have revealed that hooker Sam Powell will wear number seven – with Tommy Leuluai vacating that shirt to take…

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Wane questions negativity surrounding Sarginson return

Shaun Wane has backed Dan Sarginson to be a big hit at Wigan, despite some negative comments from fans following his signing. The return of the England international was received negatively by a section of Wigan’s fanbase, which Wane admits he doesn’t “understand at all.” Sarginson has returned after an unsuccessful year in the NRL with Gold Coast Titans, with…

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Australian side back down over bizarre situation concerning Frank-Paul Nuuausala

It was one of the more bizarre transfer sagas of recent weeks. Wigan were adamant that prop Frank-Paul Nuuausala was going nowhere. Australian side Western Suburbs Rosellas said he would be leaving the Warriors to start a contract with them imminently. And now, it appears the Australian club has stepped back and backed down – with their coach admitting a…

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Wane praises Sarginson’s influence following Wigan return

Shaun Wane has praised the influence of Dan Sarginson after giving his teammates a “big lift” following his return to the club. The England international has re-joined the Warriors after an unsuccessful spell in the NRL and has had a big impact at the club since his return, according to Wane. His arrival has attracted criticism from some fans, but…

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Wigan duo McIlorum and Gelling depart

Wigan Warriors have released long-serving duo Michael McIlorum and Anthony Gelling from their contracts. The pair have left the club with immediate effect, with hooker McIlorum joining Catalans and Gelling returning to his native New Zealand. As first revealed in League Express, the Dragons are understood to have paid a fee for 29-year-old McIlorum, who has signed a two-year deal…

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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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