Strong Wigan squad to square off against Leigh

Wigan Warriors have named plenty of experience in their side for their opening pre-season friendly this Sunday against Leigh Centurions.

England tourists such as Josh Charnley and Joe Burgess are included in a squad that blends youth and experience, whilst Taulima Tautai is also in line for a debut with the Warriors, having signed from Wakefield in the off-season – as well as a first appearance for former Huddersfield man Larne Patrick.

Matthew Bowen and Matty Smith are also named in a squad that will see Shaun Wane’s men kick off their preparation for their season opener against Widnes Vikings early next month.

Wigan squad to face Leigh: Bateman, Bowen, Burgess, Charnley, Crosby, C Farrell, L Farrell, Gildart, Greenwood, Hampshire, Lever, Manfredi, McIlorum, Patrick, Shorrocks, Smith, Sutton, Tautai, Tierney, J Tomkins, L Tomkins, Williams.