When Wigan (and Wane) shook the world

Richard de la Riviere celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Wigan’s memorable World Club Challenge victory over Manly in 1987. One story that hasn’t made my new book, ‘100 Days That Shook Rugby League’ is Wigan’s World Club Challenge win over Manly in 1987. I chose between that and Wigan’s win in Brisbane in 1994 and went with the latter. So,…

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QUIZ: Can you name every Harry Sunderland Trophy winner since 1998?

With the Super League Grand Final approaching fast on the horizon this weekend, our latest quiz tests your knowledge of the near 20-year history of the event. The Harry Sunderland Trophy has been awarded since the 1960s, to the man of the match in the Championship Final, then the Premiership Final, before being handed out to the man of the…

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PERMUTATIONS: Who needs to do what to secure a play-off place this weekend?

Hull FC (3rd) For Hull, as the team in the best position of the four sides still in contention, the equation is relatively simple: win at Castleford on Friday, and they are not only guaranteed a play-off place, but third spot and a trip to Leeds. However, should they lose, their position does come into some jeopardy. They have the…

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TotalRL’s Team of the Week: Super 8s, Round 6

Fullback: Ben Barba (St Helens) The mercurial NRL superstar retains his place in our team for a second consecutive week – and last Friday against Huddersfield, Barba was simply sensational. Wing: Tom Briscoe (Leeds) Like Leeds, Tom Briscoe’s form is hitting an impressive level at just the right time. The winger was in impressive form during last weekend’s win against…

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Marshall “buzzing” to win Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year medal

Triumphant Wigan winger Liam Marshall has expressed his delight at being named the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year. The Warriors ace came out on top of an eight-man shortlist to secure the award following a remarkable breakthrough season. Marshall hadn’t played a single game for the Warriors before this season but has scored 23 tries in 24 games after…

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Liam Marshall wins Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal

League Publications is delighted to confirm Wigan Warriors youngster Liam Marshall has won the 2017 Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal. Marshall, 21, has enjoyed an outstanding breakthrough season at the Warriors, scoring 23 tries in 24 appearances, putting him second in the Super League try-scoring charts this year. Deputising in the absence of Dom Manfredi, Marshall has performed…

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TotalRL’s Super League Team of the Week: Super 8s Round 5

Fullback: Zak Hardaker (Castleford) He may have gone off injured during Castleford’s win over former club Leeds, but Zak Hardaker continues to display the credentials which could yet make him a two-time Man of Steel winner before the season is over. Wing: Manu Vatuvei (Salford) A debut in our team of the week for The Beast – but it’s a…

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Joe Burgess not giving up on World Cup dream with England just yet

Wigan star Joe Burgess said he was delighted to meet royalty after Prince Harry visited the England Elite Performance Squad last week. Prince Harry became the Patron of the Rugby Football League in December last year, carrying out his first official engagement at a Sky Try festival at Headingley in July, where he was shown the ropes by the RFL’s…

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