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  1. Wigan Warriors Community Foundation are seeking to appoint enthusiastic sports coaches to join a growing and vibrant team, in a new and exciting role that will assist in the delivery of school sports and community sport sessions in Wigan and surrounding areas. The role aims to develop and increase the presence of Wigan Warriors throughout all localities across the borough of Wigan by primarily delivering on our PE and School Sport + Programme and Rugby Development Programme. Other duties will include the delivery of holiday camp provision providing opportunities to access healthy recreation, sports participation, and educational opportunities for harder to reach members of the community. Throughout all community work the key agenda is to create a culture of engaging more people, involving them in more activity and creating more supporters and spectators of Wigan Warriors. Principal duties and responsibilities: Support Foundation coaches with selected primary/secondary schools in delivering a range of sports, physical activity and mentoring related delivery. Deliver high quality Rugby league and multi-sport sessions to children and young people across Wigan Warriors Community Foundations partner schools. Work alongside Foundation coaches to deliver Holiday Activity and Food programmes in partnership with Wigan Council. Ensure all activities are correctly monitored with the appropriate risk assessments and health and safety procedures put in place. For further details or if you wish to apply, please email community@wiganwarriors.com. Closing date for applicants is Wednesday 21st December at 5pm Salary: In line with the national minimum wage Hours of work: Casual as required Responsible to: Schools Education Manager The post Vacancy: Casual Coach appeared first on Wigan Warriors Blog. View the full article
  2. Community Foundation return with ‘Warriors Together’ programme. Community Foundation to deliver a four-session programme throughout Wigan and surrounding Communities from December to January. Warriors Together launched on Friday 2nd December. Warriors Together aims to have an impact on all areas of the borough by working with schools and community groups in the most deprived and hard-to-reach areas of Wigan. Taking place on Friday afternoons, Foundation staff and players are going out to deliver engaging sessions in person in high schools, primary schools and at Robin Park Arena. The delivery is also being extended to the Foundation’s community groups such as Rugby Memories. Week 1 – Friday 2nd December Coppull Parish Primary School St Marie’s Primary School Standish High School Shevington High School St Bernadette’s Primary School Millbrook Primary School The first week of delivery saw Warriors first team players head out into the Community at Standish and Shevington. Primary Schools were treated to a fun-packed interactive assemblies whilst the high schools took part in a practical session with Community Foundation staff and players. Amazing assembly with Wigan Warriors this afternoon. They have been talking to the children about dealing with pressures. Thank you @WiganWarriorsCF @WiganWarriorsRL pic.twitter.com/tYjQJqoLFg — St Marie's Sport (@stmariessport) December 2, 2022 Gallery: Photo: Bryan Fowler Photo: Bryan Fowler Photo: Bryan Fowler Photo: Bryan Fowler Photo: Bryan Fowler Photo: Bryan Fowler Photo: Bryan Fowler Photo: Bryan Fowler Photo: Bryan Fowler Photo: Bryan Fowler Photo: St Marie’s Photo: St Marie’s Photo: St Marie’s Over the coming weeks the Warriors will be going to more schools, hosting more sessions at Robin Park Arena and visiting children in the Rainbow Ward at Wigan Infirmary. Week 2 will take place this coming Friday and the programme will continue in the New Year… Week 2 – Friday 9th December Holy Family Primary School Aspull Church Primary School Westhoughton High School St John Fisher High School Rugby Memories Christmas Party The post Warriors Together: Week 1 appeared first on Wigan Warriors Blog. View the full article
  3. The Wigan Rugby Heritage Society have been working hard behind the scenes to research and expand upon details of the Club’s heritage numbers, games history, players’ stories and biographies. As we enter our second year, we have a number of major projects that are currently being undertaken – one of these is to get a photograph or picture of every player to pull on the famous Cherry and White shirt going back to 1872. Whilst doing this, we are starting to uncover some unbelievable, funny and also heart-breaking stories. If anybody is able to help with this and ongoing projects that we have planned, then please get in touch. As mentioned a few months ago, the WRHS has been successful in a petition to get a Wigan Council Blue Plaque located at Folly Field. Located on Upper Dicconson Street, it was the location of Wigan Rugby Club’s original ground with matches played there since 1862. The final game held there in 1886 attracted 18,000 spectators from across the region to watch Aspull defeat Wigan in the Wigan Union Charity Cup. We will advertise the launch date once we have received this from Wigan Council over the next few weeks. We are still looking for fans, collectors, ex-players and family members to share their collections and pieces of memorabilia with us. The WRHS are in the firm belief that each piece of memorabilia should stay within individual collections or within the family group, but if you are willing to share these items so we can start to catalogue, photograph items and possibly write an article, then please contact us. The Heritage Society is also looking for more people to be involved with the view of appointing committee members and helping with research. If you would like to become a member and be a part of preserving and celebrating the rich history of Wigan Warriors, get in contact below: Twitter: @Wigan_Heritage Facebook: WiganRugbyHeritageSociety Website: www.WiganRugbyHeritageSociety.co.uk Email: info@WiganRugbyHeritageSociety.co.uk The post Heritage Society: December update appeared first on Wigan Warriors Blog. View the full article
  4. Second Rower to leave the Club at the end of 2023 Pearce-Paul will join an NRL Club in 2024 Club ‘disappointed to lose Kai but expect a big 2023 from him’ Wigan Warriors confirm that Kai Pearce-Paul will leave the Club at the end of the 2023 season. The 21-year-old will remain for his fourth campaign with Wigan in 2023 before taking up an opportunity in the NRL. Since arriving at Wigan in 2020, Pearce-Paul has played 38 games for the first team, scoring four tries. Executive Director, Kris Radlinski: “We are all disappointed to lose Kai. “Having paid a transfer fee to London Broncos three years ago, our coaches have developed a very raw talent into an international rugby league player. “We presented Kai with a very attractive and long-term contract. Ultimately, Kai’s desire to go to the NRL was the determining factor. “Kai is committed to Wigan for the 2023 season before leaving for Australia at the end of the year. He is an impressive young man who has been a pleasure to work with over the past few years. “We expect a big year from Kai and then we will wish him well on his new adventure.” The post Pearce-Paul to leave Wigan appeared first on Wigan Warriors Blog. View the full article
  5. Wigan Warriors are saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Wigan Athletic’s Head of Community Tom Flower, this weekend. The Latics Community Trust, led by Tom, positively impacted the lives of countless young people and adults alike in the area, joining forces with Wigan Warriors Community Foundation on many projects in recent years. Tom’s passing will be felt deeply at both Wigan Athletic and Wigan Warriors, and in the Wigan community. We send our deepest condolences to Tom’s family, friends and colleagues at this sad time. The post RIP Tom Flower appeared first on Wigan Warriors Blog. View the full article
  6. The second week of pre-season is complete as more faces returned to Robin Park Arena this week. Matt Peet, Sean O’Loughlin and Tommy Leuluai were all on hand alongside the rest of the Coaching staff as pre-season continued on Monday. The likes of Cade Cust and Patrick Mago returned to camp as the team got stuck into speed, wrestle and weights before more hard work on Tuesday including a run-out on the field. On Friday, the team had a busy morning in the gym and on the track before heading out in the Community on Friday afternoon, visiting Schools across Wigan to deliver Rugby League sessions and assemblies. The team finished the week on Saturday with more conditioning as they returned to Haigh Hall for some early morning circuits. Take a look at our week two gallery below: The post Pre-season gallery: Week 2 appeared first on Wigan Warriors Blog. View the full article
  7. 18 match-worn signed away shirts are available for auction. All proceeds to go to Wigan Warriors Development Association to support Youth development at the Club. Bid now on any of the first team shirts by clicking HERE. Wigan Warriors are pleased to host a match-worn away shirt auction with the proceeds going towards Youth development at the Club. 18 away blue hooped shirts are on auction. All shirts are signed and have been worn by first team players in 2022. All monies from this auction will be deemed a donation and will be donated via Wigan Warriors Development Association to support Youth Development. CLICK HERE to bid on any of the following shirts: Cade Cust Thomas Leuluai Brad Singleton Sam Powell Patrick Mago Willie Isa Liam Farrell Morgan Smithies Kaide Ellis Harry Smith Ethan Havard Liam Byrne Joe Shorrocks Jai Field Abbas Miski Sam Halsall Brad O’Neill Mike Cooper Please note Please note that the auction for all 18 shirts started at 2pm on Wednesday 30th November and ends at 7pm on Friday 9th December. All bidders must be signed into their Wigan Warriors retail account to bid. You will be notified by email if you are the winning bidder. The winning bidder has two days to pay; if it is not paid then the shirt will be offered to the next highest bidder. UK postage is available and this can be arranged separately at the bidder’s cost. Please take the time to read our full Terms and Conditions HERE. The post 2022 Away shirt auction appeared first on Wigan Warriors Blog. View the full article
  8. One last chance to secure your seat for the 2023 season at renewal price in our 24-hour flash sale. Seats will be released for general sale from 9am on Friday 2nd December. Renew your Season Ticket HERE. We are giving fans one last chance to renew their Season Ticket at the renewal price and keep their favourite seat for 2023. The renewal deadline has been extended for 24-hours. The renewal deadline has now passed, but we are giving 2022 Season Ticket holders one last chance to renew at the discounted price and keep their seat for 2023 with our 24-hour flash sale. Renewal Prices: Sideline view Senior 60+ – £170 Adult – £235 Young Adult 22-24 – £172 Youth 18-21 – £160 Junior 8-17 £35 Kids 0-7 FREE Behind the posts Senior 60+ – £145 Adult – £212 Young Adult 22-24 – £145 Youth 18-21 – £138 Junior 8-17 £35 Kids 0-7 FREE You can renew at the discounted price from 9am Thursday 1st December until 9am Friday 2nd December, after which time seats will then be released on general sale at the Early Bird price. Early bird prices will then be available until Friday 30th December. Early Bird Prices: Sideline view Senior 60+ – £215 Adult – £295 Young Adult 22-24 – £225 Youth 18-21 – £210 Junior 8-17 £45 Kids 0-7 FREE Behind the posts Senior 60+ – £182 Adult – £265 Young Adult 22-24 – £190 Youth 18-21 – £178 Junior 8-17 £45 Kids 0-7 FREE Please note that the DW Stadium Ticket office will be closed from 4pm on Thursday 1st December until 9am on Monday 5th December and any supporters wanting to join us during this time will still be able to buy Season Tickets online. If you wish to move seats, please email the ticket office on ticketoffice@wiganathletic.com and your enquiry will be dealt with on Monday 5th December subject to availability. The post Season Ticket Renewal Flash Sale appeared first on Wigan Warriors Blog. View the full article
  9. HeRLegacy sessions, in partnership with National Lottery, to be delivered at Wigan in December. All the sessions are completely free, and open to girls aged 5-16. Book on to the Robin Park Arena session HERE. Girls aged 5-16 can join in a free introduction to Rugby League session at Robin Park Arena next Tuesday 6th December. Following on from the first of the HeRLegacy sessions, in partnership with the National Lottery, in Hull, St Helens and Whitehaven last weekend, six more sessions are available to attend over the next week before an online session on Thursday December 15. All the sessions are completely free, and open to girls aged 5-16 – and will be attended by special guests from England’s World Cup squad. The Robin Park Arena session will see Wigan’s very own Vicky Molyneux alongside Leah Burke in attendance. Jodie Cunningham, the RFL’s National Women and Girls Development Manager, said: “I’m so excited about the opportunities on the back of the World Cup, and last weekend was a fantastic start. “To see so many girls turning up to Hull, St Helens and Whitehaven to get involved in Rugby League was really inspiring for all of us and we’ve already had a massive amount of interest in the other sessions we’ve got coming up over the next week.” Venue – Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive, Wigan WN5 0UH Date/Time – Tuesday 6th December 7pm – 9pm Age Groups – 5-8yrs, 9-12yrs, 13-16yrs Detail – 7-8pm: 5-8yrs and 9-12yrs. 8-9pm: 13-16yrs. Each session will last for 45 minutes with 15 minutes for Q&A or any photos/engagement with England players. England Players – Vicky Molyneux and Leah Burke Book HERE. If you are unable to attend the Robin Park Arena session, you can see a full list of other sessions HERE or join the online session on Thursday 15th December from 6pm-7pm by booking HERE. The post HeRLegacy Session at Wigan appeared first on Wigan Warriors Blog. View the full article
  10. The ever-popular Wigan Warriors Annual Christmas Draw has gone live we are in the process of mailing a pack with a book of tickets, a Lotto application, retail brochure and hospitality details for 2023 to season ticket holders and fans. Once again there are 30 great prizes in the draw headlined by a cracking £1,000 prize, with the draw taking place on Saturday 7th January. We particularly want to thank all the businesses who have supported this by donating prizes to us. Below is a full list of prizes and their donors: 2022 Christmas Raffle PRIZE DONATIONS £1000 Prize Brand new TV donated by LDL lighting Apple Watch SE 44mm donated by Missing Link Communications Warriors Branded Fridge donated by Product Care Group Set of 4 x Davanti Tyres donated by Davanti Tyres 2 x VIP tickets in the SodexoLive! Lounge at the M&S Bank Arena donated by Sodexo MyZone Switch donated by MyZone Family Tickets (2 Adults, 2 Children) to the Betfred Super League Grand Final 2023 donated by Super League Free car service up to the value of £250 donated by Chorley Group 2 x tickets to the 2023 Betfred Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium donated by the RFL Ladies Pendant & Earring set donated by Beaverbrooks Jewellers The Skinny Food Co. Hamper donated by The Skinny Food Co. Apple Airpods donated by MCC Digital 2 x Big Tickets to Merlin entertainment venues in Blackpool donated by Merlin entertainments Just Eat £50 Voucher donated by Just Eat Andy Farrell signed Wigan Warriors 2022 Away Shirt Elite Boutique £30 gift voucher donated by Pall Mall Carpets Gents silver bracelet donated by Beaverbrooks Jewellers MyProtein Hamper donated by MyProtein Fifteens pizza party with wine for 6 people donated by Little fifteens Just Eat £50 voucher donated by Just Eat Set of Wigan Warriors tailored car mats donated by Car Essentials Oil filter service, health check & MOT donated by HW Moon Toyota Uncle Joe’s Hamper of sweets donated by William Santus Ltd McRobb Butchers voucher donated by McRobb Butchers 2 x Big Tickets to Merlin entertainment venues in Blackpool donated by Merlin entertainments Bottle of Bailey’s donated by a Lotto agent 2 x Empire Cinema tickets donated by Empire cinema Wigan Dessert gift voucher from ‘Sweet Ting’ donated by Sweet Ting Cut & Blow donated by Cutting Edge of Poolstock Please support our sponsors who have kindly supported us with prizes for the draw. Tickets this year are £1 each. All funds raised from our Annual Christmas Raffle goes to support our famed Youth Academy just as the revenue generated from Lotto and the matchday Golden Gamble does likewise. If you have not had a supply of tickets but can sell some please contact our Lotto Supervisor, Vicky Cowpland, on 01942 231321 or email lotto@wiganwarriors.com You can also buy your tickets at our Wigan Warriors pop-up store in the Grand Arcade each Friday and Saturday leading up to Christmas. Your support of this draw goes a long way to helping provide the funds to keep us at the very top of the tree in terms of our Academy set up. Want to sign up to the Warriors Lotto? It’s now even easier to enrol with Lotto for the chance to win big cash prizes. With a weekly jackpot prize of £1,000, a rollover sum of up to £7,500 per week (rises by £100 per week until it’s won) and countless other prizes, including the two £10,000 Super Jackpot draws each year, it’s the best Lotto you can possibly join! The next £10,000 Jackpot draw is also on Saturday 7th January, and will be our 42nd giveaway of this prize! We’ve introduced a new online Direct Debit sign up form, which allows you to join our draw in aid of the Club’s Youth Academy for just £1 a week, instantly providing funds for player development and putting you in line for the chance to win thousands of pounds worth of cash prizes. Our all-new online sign up form can be found here with a swift and secure platform in place to get you into the hat for the next available draw. A list of draw rules and regulations can be found online via this link. What are you waiting for? Sign up online for Lotto to support the future of Wigan Warriors and potentially win big in exchange for your kind backing. Lotto is overseen by Wigan Warriors Development Association, which is registered with the Gambling Commission. For any queries or more information on joining the Lotto, please contact Vicky Cowpland on 07500673989. Please note: The Warriors Lotto & Annual Christmas Draw is ONLY open to persons aged 16 and over. The post Lotto Christmas Draw appeared first on Wigan Warriors Blog. View the full article
  11. Wigan Warriors are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former prop forward, Brian Hogan. Brian Hogan was born on 10 December 1947 in St Helens, signing for his hometown team in 1965, and becoming a much-travelled forward playing for Wigan, Widnes, Bradford Northern, and Oldham. Having played his last game for St Helens on 17 December 1968 against Wigan in the 1968 BBC 2 Floodlit Trophy Final Hogan signed for Wigan and made his debut for the cherry and whites just 4 days later on the 21 December 1968 v Workington Town at Central Park, earning him the unique Wigan Heritage Number of 665. Initially, Hogan struggled to command a regular first-team place but that changed for the 1969-70 season when he became a regular in the second row appearing at Wembley in the controversial Challenge Cup Final defeat against Castleford in 1970. Brian Hogan managed to secure two major honours with Wigan winning the 1969-70 Lancashire League Championship and the 1970-71 League Leaders Trophy although he did pick up two further Runners Up medals for the 1971 Play Off Final v St Helens and 1977 Lancashire Cup Final v Workington Town. By the start of the 1971-72, season Hogan had been moved from prop forward into the second row and his shift work at Bold Colliery meant he found it difficult to hold down a regular first-team place and was challenged for the position by Dennis Ashcroft after losing his position Hogan ended his first spell at Central Park and moved on to Workington Town. During his time away from Wigan Hogan had spells at Bradford Northern and Widnes respectively before returning to Central Park during the 1974-75 season making his second debut in a cherry and white shirt on 8 December 1974 against Keighley at Lawkholme Lane. It was a period of change at Central Park and unfortunately, a time when trophies and success on the field were limited which remains a mystery when you consider the talent available to the club at the time such as Robinson, Francis, Clarke, Tyrer, Smethurst, and the O’Loughlin brothers. On his return to Wigan Hogan had developed his skills and matured considerably as a player and this was noticed by the England selectors as he earned five England caps between 1975 and 1977 including four games in the 1975 World Cup. Having made the last of his 207 appearances for Wigan against Castleford at Central Park on 22 January 1978 Hogan moved on to Widnes for a transfer fee reported to be around £8,000 Brian Hogan was a physically tough forward who had a surprising burst of speed and a brilliant pair of hands that made him a potent attacking threat along with his running and distribution skills and will be remembered as a hard, skilful, and uncompromising opponent. Wigan Warriors send their condolences to Brian’s family and friends. The post In Memoriam: Brian Hogan appeared first on Wigan Warriors Blog. View the full article
  12. Pre-season officially began this week as a number of first team players returned to Robin Park Arena. With just 12 weeks to go until the start of the new Betfred Super League campaign, the hard work and preparation has now started. The likes of Joe Shorrocks, Morgan Smithies and Brad O’Neill returned to Wigan’s training base on Monday and they were joined by one of the Club’s new recruits, Jake Wardle. On Day 1, all players were in the gym for testing and then took on the yo-yo running test – consisting of 20m shuttle runs on the indoor running track. The rest of the week saw the players do more running on the 3G pitches, before a number of rugby ball passing sessions, strength challenges and workout exercises. All of this was under the watchful eyes of Matt Peet, Sean O’Loughlin and new Assistant Coach Thomas Leuluai. On Friday, Toby King started his first day with the Club alongside Willie Isa, Liam Marshall, Sam Powell, Harry Smith, Brad Singleton and Ethan Havard who started their pre-season testing. Saturday morning saw a number of players take to Haigh Hall for more running, with more players set to return on Monday. Take a look at our gallery from the first week below: The post Pre-season gallery: Week 1 appeared first on Wigan Warriors Blog. View the full article
  13. Wigan Warriors to host a Christmas ‘Warriors Wonderland’ event on Wednesday 21st December. Opportunity for children to meet Santa, as well as first team players in a day of fun at Robin Park Arena. Book tickets HERE. Wigan Warriors are hosting a Christmas experience on Wednesday 21st December, for Kids and Adults to get involved in the lead-up to Christmas! The day will run across three two-hour slots on Wednesday 21st December: 9:30am – 11:30am 12:00pm – 2:00pm 2:30pm – 4:30pm Each session will see a range of live entertainment including a magic show, crafts, a trophy tour and a chance to meet Santa and receive a gift (must have a child wristband). *U1s are able to meet Santa but will not receive a gift. First team players and staff will also be in attendance on the day, with the opportunity to have pictures and get items signed throughout the event. Activities involved during the day are aimed at children of primary school age, however, if your child does not fit the age criteria and wishes to attend, they are more than welcome to do so with a valid ticket. Adult tickets include a hot drink. Further refreshments will be available to purchase on the day including hot and cold drinks from our on-site bar. Please note that this is card only. Ticket prices: Child Ticket – £20 Adult Ticket -£3 U1s FREE. Limited tickets are available to purchase HERE. We also recommend that a maximum of 2 adults only per family attend the event. Tickets will be sent out upon purchase, though any tickets purchased less than 48-hours prior to the event will need to be collected on Wednesday 21st December. The post Warriors Wonderland appeared first on Wigan Warriors Blog. View the full article
  14. New temporary pop-up store at Grand Arcade in the lead-up to Christmas. Robin Park Arena store will also be open 7 days a week up until Christmas. Alternatively, you can shop online HERE. Wigan Warriors will have a pop-up Club Store at Grand Arcade leading up to Christmas starting this Friday 25th November. The pop-up shop, which will be stocking a selection of Wigan Warriors items including 2023 Home Shirts and lots of fantastic Christmas gift ideas will be situated at the centre of Grand Arcade, adjacent to the escalators. Please note that the pop-up store will be card only. Week One Friday 25th November 9:30am – 4:30pm Saturday 26th November 9:30am – 4:30pm Sunday 27th November 10:00am – :004pm Week Two Friday 2nd December 9:30am – 4:30pm Saturday 3rd December 9:30am – 4:30pm Week Three Friday 9th December 9:30am – 4:30pm Saturday 10th December 9:30am – 4:30pm Week Four Friday 16th December 9:30am – 4:30pm Saturday 17th December 9:30am – 4:30pm Our Club store at Robin Park Arena is also open 7 days a week in the lead-up to Christmas. Robin Park Arena Club Store See below our opening times for the next two weeks: Week Commencing 21st November Monday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm Saturday 9:30am – 4:30pm Sunday 11:00am – 3:00pm Week Commencing 28th November Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm Saturday 9:30am – 4:30pm Sunday 11:00am – 3:00pm The post Pop-up store in Grand Arcade appeared first on Wigan Warriors Blog. View the full article
  15. Two Warriors featured across the final Rugby League World Cup games. Vicky Molyneux featured for England as they faced New Zealand in the Women’s Semi Final. Declan Roberts was in the squad for England as they were crowned Wheelchair World Champions. Women’s Semi Final England faced New Zealand on Monday evening with a spot in the World Cup Final at stake. Vicky Molyneux was in the staring line-up as she made her third appearance for England in the tournament. Inspiring the next generation. @VickyMolyneux1 #WWRL #RLWC2021 pic.twitter.com/NO6RDv0lJW — Wigan Warriors (@WiganWarriorsRL) November 15, 2022 England got off to a good start as Georgia Roche sent full-back Fran Goldthorp through a gap to open the scoring in the 4th minute. New Zealand hit back in the 15th minute through Mele Hufanga before Raecene McGregor put the Kiwi Ferns in the lead for the first time on the half-hour mark to see the score at 8-6 at the interval. A converted effort from Otesa Pule in the 47th minute opened the gap for the Kiwi Ferns before a fourth try from Brianna Clark before the hour put New Zealand out to 20-6. Despite some fantastic defence in the final 20 minutes, England failed to get on the scoresheet again as they exited the competition at the Semi Final stages. Wheelchair Final Friday night saw England face reigning Champions France in the Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup Final at Manchester Central. Declan Roberts was named, but was an unused interchange as England played out a thriller to be crowned Champions. 𝗪𝗢𝗥𝗟𝗗 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗠𝗣𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 After a fantastic tournament, @England_RL lifted the @RLWC2021 on Friday night! Congratulations to @riggers92, @DecRoberts1997 and the rest of the England team. 𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡! #WWRL #RLWC2021 pic.twitter.com/uCGnC6zQEl — Wigan Warriors (@WiganWarriorsRL) November 19, 2022 France took an early lead with a penalty goal in the 2nd minute, before a converted try saw them 8-0 to the good after 10 minutes. England showed their resilience though as they fought back to reduce the deficit just short of the 20 minute mark. France replied with another converted try before England got another of their own just before the half time hooter to make it 14-12 in a nail-biting final. England got their noses in front for the first time in the match as a converted Lewis King effort made it 16-14. Team of the tournament player Jack Brown notched another score for England in the 52nd minute, which was converted to make it 22-14, but England could not rest easy yet as France responded almost immediately, closing the gap to 2-points again going into the final 20 minutes. France scored a penalty goal with less than 10 minutes to go, making the score 24-all and setting up a grandstand finish in the Wheelchair final. The French side missed another penalty goal effort with the time ticking down, but Captain Tom Halliwell sealed the glory for England with a converted try right before the full time hooter as England claimed the RLWC2021 trophy, Champions for the first time since 2008. RLWC2021 Men’s Winners – Australia Women’s Winners – Australia Wheelchair Winners – England Physical Disability Winners – England The post RLWC21 round-up appeared first on Wigan Warriors Blog. View the full article
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