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Category: Wigan Warriors

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Wigan’s Tom Davies: ‘I came to terms with the fact I wasn’t going to make it’

The winger talks about his arduous road from working in the pavilion at Leigh to lining up in the World Club ChallengeWhen the superstars of Sydney Roosters take to the field at the DW Stadium on Sunday evening in the 2019 World Club Challenge, the Wig…

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Wigan take advantage of another miserable Leeds performance

• Wigan 34-16 Leeds• Leeds remain winless under new coach, Dave FurnerThe Super League champions, Wigan, took full advantage of another miserable Leeds performance to claim their first victory of the new season, ensuring the Rhinos remain winless under…

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St Helens set early standard with scintillating derby win over Wigan

• St Helens 22-12 WiganIf this is a sign of things to come for the next nine months, then perhaps this truly is a new beginning for Super League after all. In the end, it was St Helens who claimed the first bragging rights of 2019, ensuring that Wigan …

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Wigan docked two points before Super League opener after salary cap breach

• Chairman Ian Lenagan pledges to appeal points deduction• Wigan begin new season on -2 points at St Helens on ThursdayWigan head to St Helens for the start of the Super League season on Thursday night but the reigning champions will begin their title …

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The Super League season is kicking off early – and in style

After years of starting with a whimper, the season is beginning with a bang this week thanks to some smart leadershipBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredIt is no coincidence that the new Super League season is kicking off with matches between defen…

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Zak Hardaker: ‘Days off would end with me losing my head or going to the pub’

The former Man of Steel has not played for 16 months after a drugs ban but is ready to make the right kind of headlines at WiganIt is a crisp January morning at Wigan’s training ground and Zak Hardaker is in his “happy place”. The 27-year-old has come …

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Zak Hardaker to enter rehab after drink-driving conviction but will stay at Wigan

• Warriors stand by full-back, saying they have ‘duty of care’ • Hardaker yet to play for club because of ban for cocaine useWigan have announced that Zak Hardaker will remain with the Super League champions in 2019 despite pleading guilty to a drink-d…

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What next for Wigan and Warrington after the Super League Grand Final?

Warrington’s title drought goes on for another year, but will Wigan be vulnerable next season after their triumph?By Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredGritty, nerve-wracking and desperate it might have been but, remove the extraordinary emotional so…

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Manfredi thrilled by two-try Grand Final display after ‘unbelievably dark’ days

• Wigan wing had considered HGV driving one long injury layoff• Manfredi scored two of his side’s three tries in Grand FinalAs he basked in the glory of his club’s Grand Final triumph, two-try hero Dom Manfredi reflected on the dark days when he contem…

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Shaun Wane gets perfect parting gift as Wigan beat Warrington in Grand Final

• Wigan 12-4 Warrington• Dominic Manfredi brace gives Wigan fifth Super League titleFor Wigan, the Super League title for the fifth time. For their coach, Shaun Wane, and his group of departing stars, the fairytale finale in cherry and white they had d…

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Super League Grand Final 2018: Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves – live!

Updates from the 6pm BST kick-off at Old TraffordShaun Wane: ‘I don’t cry much but I’ve just got upset then, haven’t I?’Email James your thoughts or via Twitter @piercy360 6.27pm BST 21min: Warrington 15m out and popping the ball around centrefield. So…

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Shaun Wane: ‘I don’t cry much but I’ve just got upset then, haven’t I?’

Wigan’s coach, facing the Grand Final against Warrington, is aiming to leave his beloved club with a fifth major trophyIt is often a thankless task trying to get a read on the stony-faced Shaun Wane and his emotions, but as the record buttons were pres…

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Steve Price’s Warrington primed to finally end a 63-year title drought

The underdogs are looking to spoil Shaun Wane’s farewell party with Wigan at Old TraffordThe emotion driving Wigan’s pursuit of a fifth Super League title in Saturday’s Grand Final has dominated most of the headlines before the season-ending finale at …

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Sam Tomkins keen to go out with a Grand Final bang for beloved Wigan | Aaron Bower

As the full-back prepares to face Warrington in his last game, he reminisces about how hard he found it as a youngster to satisfy Shaun Wane, who is also bowing out of WiganFrom the moment Sam Tomkins burst on to the rugby league landscape in 2008, the…

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St Helens’ departing Ben Barba is Super League’s 2018 Man of Steel

• Barba, 29, becomes sixth Australian to win award• Wigan’s Shaun Wane named coach of the yearBen Barba has been named Super League’s 2018 Man of Steel. The 29-year-old full-back, who will leave St Helens at the end of this season to join the NRL side …

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Sam Tomkins stars to help Wigan into Grand Final against Warrington

• Wigan 14-0 Castleford• Shaun Wane may have perfect farewellWigan will face Warrington in next weekend’s Super League Grand Final after the Warriors defeated Castleford to keep alive the possibility of the perfect farewell for their departing coach, S…

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Enjoy the tortuous Qualifiers one last time before Super League is revamped

Expect the big clubs to hit the top flight soon; Ukraine and Malta dream on; and a teaser for Castleford and Wakefield fansBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredSo this is it: the last time we can guilty enjoy the eight-stage torture that is the Qual…

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Enjoy the tortuous Qualifiers one last time before Super League is revamped

Expect the big clubs to hit the top flight soon; Ukraine and Malta dream on; and a teaser for Castleford and Wakefield fansBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredSo this is it: the last time we can guilty enjoy the eight-stage torture that is the Qual…

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Morgan Escare guides Wigan past Huddersfield and to home semi-final

• Huddersfield 6-13 Wigan• Wigan guaranteed second place in Super LeagueWigan guaranteed second place and a home semi-final – in all probability against Castleford – with victory against Huddersfield, though dreadful conditions meant this was never lik…

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Wigan cannot repeat St Helens heroics but stay on course for top two finish

• Wigan Warriors 25-10 Wakefield Trinity• Home side secure fifth Super League win in successionWigan moved a step closer to a home semi-final in the Super League play-offs following victory over Wakefield though there was a distinct feeling of after th…