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Big news day for Wigan

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Powell confirmed

Mossop and Hock both to Paramatta, with Mossop to return to Wigan at the end of the deal

Saun Long has joined the coaching staff

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You've missed the 5 year deal for Faz out of that list (so at least some good news).

I'm not sure I'm happy about Long joining the coaching staff but I guess the rumours that Harris will go to Salford have some weight.

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Big news Indeed.. gonna be interesting watching Hock in the NRL, and Powell in SL. Don't envy him taking in that first hit up!

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Did I read somewhere that IL has said during the press conference that Tomkins will ge going to the NRL in 2014 or 2015?

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Did I read somewhere that IL has said during the press conference that Tomkins will ge going to the NRL in 2014 or 2015?

Its not on the Warriors press release that I've read, but it may be possible it was mentioned.

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Are Mossop and Hock immediate?

Poor old Viking Warrior - he was so in love.

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"So 31 year old Rugby Union convert joins Wigan, can't help but think its a slap in the chops to the junior forwards coming through"

- a RL journalist on twitter proving that every silver lining must have a cloud

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Reading the link from the simulcast thread, he joins on 1st June, so that answers my question.

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Well I suppose it's nice for Wigan to have some good news in the build up to what should be a crushing defeat fpr them on Friday evening.

(Ahem)!

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I'd love to know what Dudson, Lloyd and Flower think of this, not as challenge for position, but whether they hold him in high regard and see him as a high-profile Weslh union player who has a lot of international experience.

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I'd love to know what Dudson, Lloyd and Flower think of this, not as challenge for position, but whether they hold him in high regard and see him as a high-profile Weslh union player who has a lot of international experience.

I'm wondering if, with the probable departure of Harris to Salford, Powell will become the ambassador for Wales so to speak.

If thats the case it could be a smart move by Lenegan? Not convinced myself yet though.

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Did I read somewhere that IL has said during the press conference that Tomkins will ge going to the NRL in 2014 or 2015?

I've read on the Wigan board IL stating that Sam will be going to the NRL not union, either next year or the year after. Nothing confirmed though.

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I've read on the Wigan board IL stating that Sam will be going to the NRL not union, either next year or the year after. Nothing confirmed though.

 

Thought id seen it somewhere, must have been on twitter! Good news if he stays in RL though, even if its a big loss for Super League!

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Thought id seen it somewhere, must have been on twitter! Good news if he stays in RL though, even if its a big loss for Super League!

Agreed, better being in the NRL than lost to Union. Although I'd prefer he stayed at Wigan obviously.

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Sounds like an interesting day in Pie Land.

I would be surprised if Powell does anything of note, but all the other news sounds pretty good.

Hock was gone anyway so to get cash for him is good business.

Mossop is potentially a very fine player, but we are by no means reliant on him.

I want him to stay, but if not going to the NRL is a far far better option than the Dark Side.

I like the idea of a contract under which the player comes back to us. Is that the sort of provision they had in the Harris contract?

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I'm not at all convinced about Wigan signing Andy Powell. He's 32 in august and i expect that we are looking at 2 years max of playing Rugby League for him. I would have sooner the money Wigan have spent in signing him was spent on junior development, or signing young players from the championship. I do though wish Andy Powell all the best in his new code.

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I'd love to know what Dudson, Lloyd and Flower think of this, not as challenge for position, but whether they hold him in high regard and see him as a high-profile Weslh union player who has a lot of international experience.

 

What happened to Ephrame Lauaki ?

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What happened to Ephrame Lauaki ?

Injured and rumoured to have had a big ol' bust up with Wane.

 

My point though was from a Welsh perspective.

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What happened to Ephrame Lauaki ?

Hindle xiii has it right. Its rumoured he's played his last game for Wigan. No really a loss.

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Injured and rumoured to have had a big ol' bust up with Wane.

 

My point though was from a Welsh perspective.

Thought Lauaki signing was a Wane ' project ' , sounds like the experiment failed . injured for Wigan

 

I get your point re Flower Dudson & Lloyd,

When Harris came up to Wigan from Crusaders , he basically brought some of their best forward prospects , and have already featured , Wane openly states SL is a young persons game , now they bring in a 32 yr old with little or no league experience . it goes against the whole philosophy of the new Wigan set up ?  

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You've missed the 5 year deal for Faz out of that list (so at least some good news).

I'm not sure I'm happy about Long joining the coaching staff but I guess the rumours that Harris will go to Salford have some weight.

Sorry! I had intended to put that in - that's the best bit IMO, can believe it slipped my mind!

Shame Wigan didn't hold onto that news for a few days, its going to be overshadowed now with the Powell/Mossop stuff and The ginger peal deserves all the attention the news would have brought him.

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I'll reserve judgement on the Powell signing until he does his first interview.

If he bigs the game up like he should he will be a hero to me forever!

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Good signing for Wales. Let's be honest it's going to make Welsh RU fans take an interest in the games in some way.

If an RU club signed lets say Ben Westwood (random player) in the same year as the world cup and he started for England how many of us RL fans would tune in to see how he does? I for one would.

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