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Category: Wigan Warriors

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Greg Minikin’s hat-trick for basement side Hull KR stuns leaders Wigan

Hull KR 34 Wigan 18First Super League win for Hull KR since JanuaryGiven the gradual improvement in Hull Kingston Rovers’ performances post?lockdown, perhaps this had been coming. No side has had a tougher resumption to Super League than them, with gam…

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Wigan come back to sink Castleford and stretch lead at top of Super League

Wigan 30-22 CastlefordWarriors continue fine post-lockdown formWigan continue to set the pace at the top of Super League after maintaining their impressive post-lockdown form with a hard-earned victory against Castleford. Games between these two sides …

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Super League roundup: St Helens thrash Leeds to keep heat on Wigan

Regan Grace masterclass drives 48-0 maulingSalford beat Hull, Wigan see off WakefieldRegan Grace scored a magnificent hat-trick to help the reigning champions, St Helens, thrash Leeds and move to within two points of Wigan at the top of the Super Leagu…

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Wigan Warriors aim to buy troubled football neighbours Wigan Athletic

Rugby league club’s bid led by chairman Ian LenaganChampionship team appeal against 12-point penaltyThe rugby league club Wigan Warriors have announced their intention to buy their troubled neighbours Wigan Athletic. The Super League side, who share th…

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My favourite game: Warrington v Wigan, New Year’s Day 1988 | Stuart Goodwin

The brutality and foul play began from the first tackle, went downhill from there and ended up 11 v 11I’ve always felt sorry for anyone who’s never lived in sight of a stadium. From my back bedroom in Latchford, Warrington, just beyond a railway embank…

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My favourite game: Warrington v Wigan, New Year’s Day 1988 | Stuart Goodwin

The brutality and foul play began from the first tackle, went downhill from there and ended up 11 v 11I’ve always felt sorry for anyone who’s never lived in sight of a stadium. From my back bedroom in Latchford, Warrington, just beyond a railway embank…

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The Good Friday St Helens v Wigan clash that featured a 26-man brawl

Everything is quiet this Easter weekend but in 2004 the two sides played out an unforgettable 21-21 draw in which Jon Wilkin and Terry Newton squared up This weekend, for the first time in a quarter of a century, there will be no talk in the shops of S…

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My favourite game: Wigan-Hull, Challenge Cup final 1985 | Paul Wilson

Wigan won the final but all of rugby won the day in an unforgettable match featuring two legendary KangaroosBack when the earth was young the rugby league season would be played out on an assortment of northern mud heaps in winter before the Challenge …

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Rugby league’s new eligibility rules affect England and the Man of Steel

The ‘very patriotic’ England boss Shaun Wane has picked his first squad and it is not good news for Jackson HastingsBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredIf new England coach Shaun Wane gets to meet his squad for the first time next Monday at Old Tra…

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Jackson Hastings fires Wigan back to the top despite Hull KR resistance

Wigan 30-16 Hull KRWigan show they are the team to beat under Adrian LamWigan returned to the top of Super League and underlined their early-season position as the team to beat, although they were given a stern test by an injury-hit, resilient Hull KR …

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Wigan’s Zak Hardaker puts bad times in the past and targets World Cup role

Full-back is rejuvenated at Wigan after ban and arrest had put career in doubt having found happiness away from rugbyAnyone who has seen Zak Hardaker perform during the opening month of the new Super League season will know there is a swagger to his ga…

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Artful French tames Wolfpack as Wigan extend Toronto’s miserable run

• Wigan Warriors 32-10 Toronto Wolfpack• Bevan French inspires victory over injury-hit CanadiansToronto’s winless start to their first season in Super League continued – as did their growing injury crisis – after a Bevan French-inspired Wigan inflicted…

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Artful French tames Wolfpack as Wigan extend Toronto’s miserable run

• Wigan Warriors 32-10 Toronto Wolfpack• Bevan French inspires victory over injury-hit CanadiansToronto’s winless start to their first season in Super League continued – as did their growing injury crisis – after a Bevan French-inspired Wigan inflicted…

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Wigan’s Gabriel Hamlin banned for two years after positive cocaine test

• Australian prop failed test in February 2019• Ukad halved possible four-year ban for 23-year-oldThe former Wigan prop Gabriel Hamlin has been given a two-year ban after testing positive for cocaine.The 23-year-old former South Sydney forward was susp…

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Wigan make Warrington pay after Chris Hill’s red card in Super League opener

• Wigan 16-10 Warrington• Wolves captain sent off for high tackle on Sam PowellIt was never likely to be dull, was it? Following an off-season that has produced high-profile arrivals, Royal involvement with the Rugby League World Cup and the Israel Fol…

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Wigan kick off the new Super League season buoyed by young talent

Wigan signed George Burgess and Jackson Hastings this winter, but fans should also be excited about some emerging playersBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredThe spotlight will be on George Burgess and Jackson Hastings when Wigan kick off the new Su…

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Rugby league: 20 questions to be answered in 2020

How will Toronto cope in the Super League? Who will win the Championship? Will Clare Balding have an impact?By Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredClubs are split over ditching the “loop” fixtures: some say they need the income, some who rent stadiums…

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Wigan’s Ian Lenagan calls RFL’s dealings with Bradford Bulls a ‘festering sore’

• Warriors’ owner calls for greater transparency• Concern centres on RFL’s purchase of Odsal Stadium leaseThe Wigan Warriors owner, Ian Lenagan, has conceded that there is a need for transparency in the Rugby Football League’s historical dealings with …

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Repentant Zak Hardaker continues his rehabilitation with Great Britain

After a turbulent few years the Wigan full-back was expecting to watch the Lions on TV, not being part of their tourThere was a moment last week, in the gardens of the Manchester hotel where the Great Britain squad were assembling, when Zak Hardaker wa…

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Lee Mossop and Salford thrash Wigan to claim shock place in Grand Final

• Wigan Warriors 4-28 Salford Red Devils• Mossop scores final try in demolition of his former sideUnderdog stories do not get much bigger than this. For the first time in their history, Salford Red Devils are in the Super League Grand Final. This is a …