Monday, September 22, 2014
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Joel Tomkins in Wigan Warriors squad

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The waiting could be over for Wigan Warriors fans this Thursday – as Joel Tomkins looks set to make his second-debut for the club against Salford Red Devils. Tomkins has been working his way back to full fitness since signing for the Warriors again last month. But after defeat against already-relegated Bradford last time out, coach Shaun Wane has decided ... Read More »

Wigan: Wane didn’t sleep after Bulls defeat

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane claims he couldn’t sleep following the Warriors’ shocking 16-8 loss to Bradford Bulls on Sunday. The reigning double champions, seemingly complacent after thrashing the Bulls in their last meeting, lacked passion and enthusiasm and ultimately lost ground in the race for the League Leaders’ shield. “I didn’t sleep last night, I watched the game four times ... Read More »

Joe Burgess operation a success, winger out four weeks

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane says Joe Burgess’ knee operation was a success and that the talented young winger should be back in action within four weeks. Burgess has been in great form for the Warriors this year having scored 19 tries in 22 appearances before picking up an injury in the win over Catalan Dragons. Wane said: “Joe has had ... Read More »

Matty Bowen: I’m not Sam Tomkins!

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Matty Bowen has reiterated that he isn’t trying to emulate Sam Tomkins on the field for Wigan, after taking up the option of a second year with the Warriors to remain with the club in 2015. Bowen arrived on an initial one-year deal from North Queensland Cowboys to replace the outgoing Tomkins, and he was quick to tell this week’s ... Read More »

Catalans and St Helens enjoy strong wins

Elliott Whitehead scored a hat-trick of tries as the Catalan Dragons rebounded from their horror show a week earlier against Wigan to romp home with a 40-6 victory against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats at the Stade Gilbert Brutus. The star of the show for the Dragons was former Bradford Bulls star Elliott Whitehead, who scored a hat-trick of tries as the ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: Super League Friday preview + Hock debate

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In this week’s edition of TotalRL TV, we take an in-depth look at tonight’s two Super League fixtures, as Wigan take on Hull FC and there is a hugely anticipated derby between Widnes Vikings and Warrington Wolves. But as well as that, we also discuss the ramifications of Gareth Hock’s seven-match ban for making deliberate contact with a referee, and ... Read More »

Tomkins to make second Wigan debut against Red Devils

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Returning Wigan star Joel Tomkins has revealed he is set to make his second debut with the Cherry and Whites on July 31 against Salford Red Devils. The 27-year-old retuned to his former club after making a code switch and joining Saracens in 2011. He started full training with the reigning double champions on Tuesday. “Salford on July 31 is ... Read More »

Matty Bowen extends Wigan Warriors contract

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Matty Bowen has today agreed to extend his stay with Wigan Warriors until the end of the 2015 season. Signed initially on a one year deal the former NRL star has been in great form during 2014 scoring 13 tries in 17 appearances. A popular member of the squad, ‘Mango’ as he is more affectionately known by his peers has ... Read More »

Video highlights: Catalan Dragons v Wigan Warriors

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Extensive video highlights from this Super League round 20 fixture between Catalan Dragons and reigning double champions Wigan Warriors in the south of France. What do you think about this match? Discuss this, and many other Rugby League topics, on or free fans’ forum. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper ... Read More »

The Fab Five: Stars of the weekend

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It’s been another outstanding weekend of Rugby League action, with shocks, twists and surprises all across the country to seriously shake up the top three divisions. In Super League, the play-off race is well and truly alive after another defeat for Widnes – this time against one of their big rivals for the eight. And the Championship is hotting up ... Read More »