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Leeds suffer seventh successive defeat after hat-trick by Wigan’s Marshall

• Wigan 46-8 Leeds• Uninspired Leeds in danger of another relegation battleLeeds Rhinos remain in danger of another battle against relegation in the Qualifiers this summer following a comprehensive defeat at Wigan: and the reigning champions also set t…

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Liam Marshall’s late try sees off brave Hull to end Wigan’s losing run

• Hull FC 10-14 Wigan• Wigan reinforce position in Super League’s top fourWigan ended a run of three successive defeats in all competitions as Liam Marshall’s late try solidified their position inside Super League’s top four with victory at Hull, who s…

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Joel Tomkins quits Wigan for Hull KR after ‘embarrassing’ barmaid row

• Forward signs deal with Hull KR until end of next season• Tomkins: ‘I decided the best thing would be for me to leave’Joel Tomkins’ Wigan career is over after the forward agreed to cut ties with his hometown club and join Hull KR less than a week aft…

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London Sevens offered a perfect template for rugby league nines

Let’s hope the people in charge of promoting rugby league were among the crowd of 50,000 at Twickenham on SaturdayBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredAround 50,000 people went to a rugby event last Saturday. They all seemed to have a ball, cheering…

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Wakefield run in five tries to pile on the agony for struggling Wigan

• Wakefield 32-16 Wigan• Ben Jones-Bishop leads way for Trinity with doubleShaun Wane insisted on Thursday night that “there is no panic at all” at Wigan, after yet another defeat for the Warriors amid off-field turmoil at one of Super League’s most fa…

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Wigan suspend Joel Tomkins for abusive rant at barmaid

• International suspended for four weeks and fined £10,000• Brother Sam fined £5,000 for his part in disturbanceWigan have suspended the forward Joel Tomkins for four weeks and fined his brother Sam after footage emerged of them being abusive towards b…

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Tyrone Roberts drives Warrington past Wigan into Challenge Cup semi-finals

• Warrington 23-0 Wigan• Home side’s three first-half tries too much for WiganWarrington booked their place in the Challenge Cup semi-finals with a ruthless display to end Wigan’s hopes of winning rugby league’s most prestigious prize for a 20th time.T…

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Zak Hardaker receives reduced 14-month ban amid ‘exceptional circumstances’

• Former England full-back tested positive for cocaine in 2017• Free agent expected to join Wigan after suspensionThe former Castleford and England full-back, Zak Hardaker, has received a 14-month suspension from UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) after testing pos…

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Oliver Gildart to the fore as Wigan score five tries in victory over Castleford

Wigan Warriors 28-12 Castleford TigersWigan strengthened their grip on second place in Super League with not only a thoroughly deserved victory over Castleford, but a performance that again underlines that the Warriors are better placed for a title cha…

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Wigan’s Sam Tomkins leads fightback to beat Leeds in close-run thing

• Leeds 8-9 Wigan• Tomkins manages five points as Wigan win from 8-0 downPerhaps it was inevitable Sam Tomkins would have the last laugh. In the moments leading up to kick-off, he was ridiculed by the Leeds supporters after slipping while attempting a …

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St Helens end nine-year wait for Good Friday win over Wigan

• St Helens 21-18 Wigan• Saints open up a four-point gap at Super League summitIt is impossible to argue Justin Holbrook has not overseen a remarkable transformation at St Helens in little over a year in charge but you felt there was still one niggling…

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Luke Gale and Castleford gearing up for another Grand Final tilt

The reigning man of steel hopes a tough run of fixtures starting with Wigan will show Castleford can repeat last season’s heroicsLuke Gale believes Castleford’s run of games that begins with Sunday’s visit of Wigan will illustrate just how capable last…

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Sam Tomkins inspires Wigan to second-half victory over Wakefield

• Wigan 30-18 Wakefield• Wigan posted their fourth victory in five games this seasonWigan Warriors continued their impressive start to the season by ending Wakefield Trinity’s unbeaten record and moving into second place on the Super League table.Quest…

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Marc Sneyd’s flawless boot helps Hull survive fightback by Warrington

• Kicker nails six out of six shots plus a drop goal in 21-12 win• Wigan beat Widnes 32-16 after falling behind in first halfHull FC were 21-12 winners in an ill-tempered match by the Humber as they secured only their second victory of the new Super Le…

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Wigan and Hull’s trip to Australia shows Super League suits the road

The success of the first Super League game outside of Europe should inspire clubs to explore other cities around the worldBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredEven before the friendlies in Sydney this weekend, Wigan and Hull’s trip to New South Wale…

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Wigan too hot for Hull as Super League goes to Wollongong

• Wigan Warriors 24-10 Hull FC• Ryan Sutton and Ben Flower tries help seal victoryWigan extended their unbeaten start to the season with victory over an injury-hit Hull side as Super League hosted its first-ever game outside Europe.A crowd of over 12,0…

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St Helens’ Mark Percival stuns Castleford with hat-trick of tries

• St Helens 46-6 Castleford• Salford 12-40 Wigan; Hull KR 6-28 WakefieldSt Helens brought last season’s grand finalists Castleford down to earth with a bump on the opening Betfred Super League weekend.Saints thumped Cas 46-6 at the Totally Wicked Stadi…

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Super League 2018 team-by-team guide: glory for resurgent St Helens?

Can Castleford challenge again? How will Leeds fare without McGuire and Burrow? And can Widnes survive? Our guide to what to expectLast season 1st (lost Grand Final) Coach Daryl Powell Captain Michael Shenton Continue reading…

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane is feeling upbeat before a make or break season

Wigan Warriors are not nailed on for a top-four finish in Super League this season but they have an abundance of young talentBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredWigan fans have had it pretty good in recent years. They have won three Super League ti…

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Castleford hold off Wigan after Jake Trueman hat-trick puts them on course

• Wigan Warriors 20-38 Castleford Tigers
• Teenager produces thrilling all-round display at half-back

Jake Trueman gave Castleford significant reason to be cheerful with a thrilling performance at half-back in place of the injured Luke Gale. The 18-year-old scored a first-half hat-trick of tries to set his side on course for victory, although they had to withstand a strong comeback by Wigan during which a Castleford collapse many had predicted appeared to be happening.

With 20 minutes remaining, Wigan had reduced a 26-0 deficit to 10 points. They looked the stronger side and Castleford’s mettle was being seriously tested, having previously looked supremely comfortable.

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