Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Larne Patrick joins Wigan Warriors on loan

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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 »

Wigan draw biggest TV audiences in 2014

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Wigan matches were watched by more TV viewers in the UK than any other Super League club this year, according to the Warriors. In a press release, the club said that five of the top six Super League broadcasts in 2014 featured the Warriors, with Shaun Wane’s side drawing nearly 50 per cent more viewers than games involving other teams. ... Read More »

Wigan chairman: Warriors underachieved and it’s my fault

Ian Lenagan (left), Michael Maguire and Sean O'Loughlin pose with the Super League trophy

Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan has accepted responsibility for the Warriors’ 2014 season, in which they failed to win any silverware. “When we look at Wigan as a club and the performance this year, I think the feeling we’ve not achieved what we set out to achieve at the beginning of the season is obvious to me, to the coaches, the ... Read More »

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

Tomkins in his Wigan days. ©RLPhotos

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

Kris Radlinski and Shaun Wane ©RLPhotos

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 »