Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Match preview: Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves

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  Wigan and Warrington will stage a repeat of the 2013 Super League Grand Final tonight – but this time, they will be competing for the right to get to Old Trafford and face St Helens. Wigan are refreshed after a week off following their victory against Huddersfield in week one of the play-offs, whilst the Wolves have had to ... Read More »

Friday Flashback: Wigan v Warrington, March 2001

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As part of our previews to each of the two big Super League play-off games this weekend, we’re taking you back down memory lane to go back over a classic encounter between the two sides in question. Yesterday, we previewed St Helens v Catalan Dragons by looking at the classic game at Langtree Park from two years ago, which saw ... Read More »

Who will make it to the Super League Grand Final?

Will it be Wigan's year again?

League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter John Davidson preview this week’s Super League play-off semi-finals and discuss who they think has what it takes to make it to Old Trafford. Will Wigan get a chance to make it back-to-back Grand Final wins or will Warrington exact their long-overdue revenge? Can Catalan Dragons cause another upset? Watch the video to ... Read More »

Wane: Smith deserved to make Man of Steel shortlist

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane thinks it is “pretty strange” not to have a Warriors player on the Man of Steel shortlist and believes Matty Smith was more than deserving of such recognition. Super League revealed the four candidates for its prestigious award – Jamie Peacock (Leeds Rhinos), James Roby (St Helens), Daryl Clark (Castleford Tigers) and Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves) ... Read More »

Competition: Win a pair of tickets to Wigan v Warrington

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We’ve teamed up with ALCATEL ONETOUCH to give away two pairs of tickets to Friday’s play-off semi-final between Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves. CLICK HERE TO ENTER THIS FREE COMPETITION To enter, which is free, simply subscribe to the Total Rugby League newsletter. Two subscribers will be picked out at random on Thursday afternoon and will have their tickets waiting ... Read More »

Return to Wigan? Never say never, says Sam Tomkins

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New Zealand Warriors star Sam Tomkins admits a return to boyhood club Wigan Warriors later in his career is “very possible”, but says he is happy playing in the NRL at this moment in time. Tomkins only left Wigan last year to head to the other side of the world and play for the New Zealand outfit, but is constantly ... Read More »

Josh Charnley “not interested” in ClubCall

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Wigan Warriors winger Josh Charnley has insisted he doesn’t really care who the club get in the play-offs next weekend, saying the concept of the ClubCall doesn’t interest him at all. Wigan will be left with whoever St Helens do not pick in the ClubCall this evening, with many suspecting a Wigan v Warrington semi-final is in the offing next ... Read More »

Bowen fined £1,000 by RFL for social media breach

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Wigan Warriors full-back Matty Bowen has been fined £1,000 (£500 of which is suspended until the end of the 2015 season) after he was found guilty of minor misconduct for breaching the RFL’s social media policy. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, ... Read More »

Matty Smith signs four-year deal at Wigan Warriors

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Wigan Warriors half-back Matty Smith has put pen to paper on a new four-year deal with the club, ensuring he will remain with the Warriors until at least the end of the 2018 season. Since signing from Salford Red Devils in July 2012, Smith has become an integral part of Shaun Wane’s side; winning the Lance Todd Trophy in the ... Read More »

Bateman relishing “do-or-die environment” on play-off bow

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Wigan star John Bateman says he’s chomping at the bit as he gears up for his first ever play-off match against Huddersfield tonight. The 21-year-old never played a post-season game during his time with hometown club Bradford and told League Express that the high intensity of the competition can bring the best out of him. “I’m looking forward to it. ... Read More »