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  • Adrian Lam has named Wigan’s 21-man squad to play Wakefield in the Betfred Super League on Sunday.
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Adrian Lam has named the Wigan Warriors 21-man squad to face Wakefield Trinity this Sunday (9th August) at Emerald Headingley Stadium, 3:15pm kick off.

The Cherry and Whites return to Betfred Super League action for the first time in five months as they take on Chris Chester’s side in Round 8 in Leeds.

Fans can watch the game either on the Sky Sports Arena channel or via the RFL’s OurLeague app, with Warriors Season Ticket Holders being sent streaming access codes on Thursday.

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Sean O’Loughlin is one of the players that comes into the 21 after Wigan’s previous outing against Salford on 13th March.

The skipper has not been in action since suffering an eye injury in February’s win over Toronto Wolfpack.

“Sean O’Loughlin was our best trainer last week – he’s had a five-month break but he looks like he’s back in his 20s,” Head Coach Lam said at Wednesday’s virtual press conference.

Sean-OLoughlin-7-1024x699.jpgO’Loughlin in training. 

Joe Greenwood also comes in to the squad after his short loan spell at Leeds Rhinos ended before lockdown.

Lam said: “Part of the secret to success this year is your recovery and the size of your squad. It will all come into play quite heavily at some point.

“We’re prepared and are treating everyone the same – nearly our whole squad will get an opportunity to play. We’re excited about it.”

Ben Flower is still unavailable after receiving a two-match penalty notice for Grade C Dangerous Contact against Hull KR in Round 6.

Ollie Partington also misses out after receiving a four-match ban for Grade D Dangerous Contact in the same game in early March.

Oliver Gildart continues his recovery from a dislocated shoulder sustained last Autumn on Great Britain’s tour of New Zealand, while Tony Clubb (neck) also misses out due to injury.

Lam said: “Oliver Gildart and Tony Clubb aren’t quite right.

“They’re important people that we won’t have available this week, so we have to make sure we power on.”

21-man squad to face Wakefield


1. Zak Hardaker

2. Liam Marshall

3. Chris Hankinson

5. Joe Burgess

6. Bevan French

7. Tommy Leuluai

9. Sam Powell

10. George Burgess

11. Willie Isa

12. Liam Farrell

13. Sean O’Loughlin

15. Joe Greenwood

16. Morgan Smithies

19. Joe Bullock

20. Liam Byrne

21. Dom Manfredi

22. Mitch Clark

23. Jake Bibby

28. Harry Smith

30. Ethan Havard

31. Jackson Hastings

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