Talking RL: Clubs need to invest in running youth teams

Imagine, for a minute, being a rugby league player.

Fans werent impressed with the quality of last weeks match against Warrington

The 18th Man: Focus is on defence, but attack needs sorting

This week came the news that Romain Navarette and Lewis Tierney were going to Catalans on loan and maybe Liam Forsyth would follow suit.

Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Ask your mum, dear

As the proud auntie of three rapidly-growing nieces and a nephew, I have fallen into the role of indulgent friend, the lady who cossets, treats and sends them home exhausted with new and exciting habits like watching TV in bed, chocolate muffins for breakfast and looking at tablets way past their two-hour daily limits.

Sean O'Loughlin scoring against Widnes

The 18th man: ‘One of the finest to pull on the cherry and white’

Our 18th man columnists look ahead to Wolves clash and salute Sean O’Loughlin ahead of 400th game...

Liam Farrell with Sean O'Loughlin in 2010

The Liam Farrell column: ‘Lockers is still taken for granted’

Sean O’Loughlin is on course to play his 400th game for the club tonight. I couldn’t be happier for him.

Sean O'Loughlin is comfortable in front of the camera, but doesn't crave attention

Talking RL: Why O’Loughlin is still a reluctant star

“Phil, Lockers didn’t like what you put in the paper...”


The uniting sounds of summer

I absolutely love Wimbledon.

Joe Burgess has done a job at centre... but he's a brilliant winger

Talking RL: ‘Burgess back where he belongs’

It’s too simplistic to say Wigan’s change of fortunes - three games unbeaten - is down to the returning players; as in, it’s all down to what they bring to the mix.

Tony Clubb returned after surgery to remove a kidney

The 18th man: ‘Things are slowly starting to look up’

Our 18th man columnists talk Clubb’s return, the win against Widnes and the trip to Catalans...

Is Napercise the next big thing?

Don’t drown while doing your downward dog

I balance carefully on my knees and hands, pulling in my core muscles, while a tiny goat balances on its little trotters on my back..

Opinion 1
Liam Farrell in action at Huddersfield

The Liam Farrell column: ‘We’re under pressure, and that’s our own fault’

The mood in the changing room at Huddersfield last Friday was a bit sour. Mainly because of the way we started the game.

Liam Marshall has scored 22 tries in 19 games this year

Talking RL: The run-in, central contracts and summer reading!

So, I’m looking ahead, my focus is on those in front... but I can’t help check the rear-view mirror.

Hot metal box holiday fun

Hot metal box holiday fun

It’s the time of year where we all throw our skimpiest items of clothing, gallons of expensive creams and lotions plus multiple electrical items into a bag..

Opinion 2
Liam Farrell cuts through the Wolves defence

The Liam Farrell column: ‘A lot at stake in Giants clash’

The top four is still a realistic goal – but we’ve not much room for error.

Liam Farrell was suspended for the loss at Leigh

The Liam Farrell column: ‘Returning players bring so much’

I think I under-estimated how good it is to have a near full-strength team again.

Sam Tomkins will return this week

Talking RL: A Cup tie with six appeal

And to think, not long ago, some people were asking whether Sam Tomkins would get back into the Wigan side.

Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Lies, damned lies, and our dearly beloved

It’s not just politicians you know, we are all big fat liars.

Opinion 5
Thomas Leuluai in action against Hull FC

Talking RL: I’m optimistic about the next month. Here’s why

Funny how things turn around.

Wigan Warriors
Paul Cook in his Latics playing days

The 12th Man Column: Nothing for us to fear in League One as we have the right man in boss Cook

I’m pleased to say that Paul Cook was my first choice for the Latics manager’s job.

James Worthington scroed a try on his debut inside five minutes

Talking RL: The next few weeks will be fascinating to watch

Buckle up. Brace yourselves. The next few weeks is going to be fascinating to watch.

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