O’Loughlin season in doubt after injury blow Thursday night

Wigan captain Sean O’Loughlin has suffered a huge injury blow which could end his season, coach Adrian Lam has admitted. The 36-year-old – who has yet to agree a new deal with the Warriors and is out-of-contract at the end of this season – suffered a pectoral injury during their 15-14 win at Hull on Thursday night. It means O’Loughlin’s…

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Wigan interested in early Clark move – as Castleford deny Tautai reports

Wigan Warriors have expressed an interest to Castleford about the possibility of signing Mitch Clark with immediate effect. League Express revealed several weeks ago that Clark has agreed to join the Warriors on a three-year deal from the start of next season – but he could yet head across the Pennines sooner if the reigning Super League champions have their way.…

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Hardaker expecting hostile reception on return to Castleford on Friday

Zak Hardaker admits he is preparing himself for abuse and hostility aplenty as he returns to Castleford Tigers on Friday night for the first time since being sacked by the club following his drugs ban. Hardaker was suspended by the Tigers on the eve of the 2017 Grand Final after testing positive for cocaine, and never played for the club…

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Is this the real reason for Shaun Edwards’ equivocation on the Wigan job?

League Express editor MARTYN SADLER suggests one key reason why prospective Wigan coach Shaun Edwards may be having second thoughts about returning to the DW Stadium in 2020. Plenty of pundits and Wigan supporters have been scratching their heads to try to work out why Shaun Edwards, who was so enthusiastic about returning to Super League with the Warriors in…

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Wigan issue agreed statement with Shaun Edwards

Wigan Warriors have issued a joint statement with Shaun Edwards, their prospective coach in 2020, following the recent doubts about whether he will take up the appointment, although the statement doesn’t clarify whether he will actually do so. The statement is as follows: Having had the opportunity to talk with Shaun Edwards following the weekend’s Wales Grand Slam success, Wigan…

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PODCAST: The Total Rugby League Show – Ep 8

The Total Rugby League Show returns to discuss this week’s big talking points, including Wigan Warriors and Shaun Edwards, the form of the Leeds Rhinos, the appointment of Denis Betts at the Newcastle Thunder and a results round-up from last weekend’s Super League. On this week’s show, host Ben Hughes is joined by Warrington Wolves’ Stefan Ratchford, League Express Editor Martyn Sadler and Rugby League World Editor Matthew Shaw.

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Edwards says he will speak to Wigan ‘over the next few days’ about his future

Shaun Edwards says he will speak to Wigan over the next few days about his future with the club – but has refused to clarify whether his next move will be in rugby league or union. Edwards, speaking with talkSPORT’s Jim White on Wednesday morning, rebuffed any questions about where he will be coaching next, in the aftermath of Wales’…

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Oral contract between Shaun Edwards and Wigan is ‘binding’, says sports lawyer

A sports lawyer has insisted that any oral contract agreed between Shaun Edwards and Wigan could be binding, and sufficient enough to bring about legal action – as the saga between the Warriors and their future head coach continues. Peter Stewart, an associate at Cooke, Young and Keidan, believes that the Warriors could have a case for legal action if…

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