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Super League Stat Pack: Play-offs Round One

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The Super League play-offs kick off this weekend with four blockbuster games – and TotalRL.com are covering every base ahead of each and every match that is taking place. Whether it is individual milestones, club records or even just interesting stats, our stat pack ahead of the play-offs will keep you fully up to date with everything that is happening ... Read More »

Smith targeting week off with Wigan Warriors

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Wigan Warriors scrum-half Matty Smith believes the week off that winning in the first week of the play-offs can provide can be important in the long run, and has targeted that by beating Huddersfield Giants in the opening game of the Super League play-offs this evening. The winners of the match that pits second against third on the Super League ... Read More »

Wigan Warriors reveal backroom changes

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Wigan Warriors have today confirmed details of changes to the Coaching, Medical and Performance Departments at the Club. The changes will come into effect at the end of this season and see a combination of internal promotions and new staff joining the Club. Within the Coaching Department Paul Deacon will take on more duties as he steps up to the ... Read More »

Anderson: Giants “fully capable” of defeating Warriors

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Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson is fully focused on victory as the Giants prepare to take on Wigan Warriors in their Super League qualifying play-off at DW Stadium tomorrow night. The Giants have beaten Wigan home and away this season but Anderson will not allow history to shape their preparations. “It’s a totally different competition now,” said Anderson. “It’s all about ... Read More »

Play-offs: Matty Smith relishing Giants bout

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Wigan playmaker Matty Smith is looking forward to taking on one of the sport’s form teams when the Warriors host Huddersfield Giants in a Super League qualifying play-off at DW Stadium tomorrow night. The Warriors haven’t beaten the Giants this season and Smith is confident that this won’t be hanging over their heads as they approach the game. “We’ve had ... Read More »

Warriors recover to secure top-four placing

Wigan Warriors recovered from a 4-18 half-time deficit to seal a 24-20 victory tonight against Warrington Wolves to grab a place in the top four, while the Wolves will have to wait for the result of Huddersfield’s game against St Helens on Friday night before knowing whether they have finished in the top four. The main worry for Wigan after ... Read More »

Tautai banned, won’t play for Wildcats again

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Wigan-bound Taulima Tautai has played his final game for Wakefield after being handed a one-match ban by the RFL for a dangerous throw on Castleford’s Scott Wheeldon last week. The Samoan utility forward, who Warriors coach Shaun Wane claims will be the club’s only signing for 2015, will link up with his new club in pre-season. What do you think ... Read More »

Wane and Wigan relishing “massive challenge” against Warrington

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane believes Warrington are real contenders for the Grand Final and admits his side will face a “massive challenge” to slow the Wolves’ momentum. The Warriors host Tony Smith’s men in a televised contest on Thursday night, with both teams come off impressive wins over top eight opposition. Wane told Wigan Today: “Right now they have the ... Read More »

Wigan overcome Rhinos to go second

Wigan Warriors got back to winning ways at the DW Stadium tonight, beating Leeds Rhinos 21-6 in a crucial clash that saw the Warriors consolidate their Super League play-off prospects. Wigan took the lead early with a superb try from recalled winger Joe Burgess, who touched down a Blake Green kick to the tryline. The Rhinos responded strongly, but went ... Read More »

Opinion: Could Club Call finally deliver at the final hurdle?

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If Rugby League has become at least mildly popular amongst the mainstream media for one thing in recent years, it is the game’s bravery when it comes to innovation. Granted, some of the things the game has trialled over the years haven’t exactly been a resounding success – think the World Club Challenge of 1997, for example – but some ... Read More »