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Cook: We don’t have the required belief

Paul Cook admitted Wigan Athletic are worringly short on belief with less than a fortnight to go until the start of the Football League season.

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Notts County 1 Wigan Athletic 2

Youngster Callum Lang came off the bench to lay-on the equaliser and then score the winner as Paul Cook’s Wigan Athletic recorded their first victory of pre-season at Notts County.

Sam Tomkins scores against Leeds

Wane ‘not getting carried away’

Shaun Wane insists he won’t be getting carried away after his Warriors became only the second side to nil Leeds in Super League.

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Oliver Gildart (right) scored two tries

Wigan 34 Leeds 0

Doubles from George Williams and Oliver Gildart helped Wigan wrap-up the regular season with a confidence-boosting win over Leeds.

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Ironman athlete Rik English

‘Ironman’ Rik flies over from Manly for reunion with a difference

As rugby league legends gathered to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wigan’s first World Club Challenge win, one native was back from his Manly base to take on a task as momentous.

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Mikael Mandron

Mandron moves to Colchester

Wigan Athletic striker Mikael Mandron has signed for League Two outfit Colchester for an undisclosed fee.

Neil Jukes

Beaumont’s backing for coach Jukes

Leigh owner Derek Beaumont pledged his support to coach Neil Jukes following Friday’s defeat at Huddersfield by posting a message to a Leigh fans Facebook page.

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Nick Powell (centre)

How do you solve a problem like Nick...

Paul Cook has revealed Wigan Athletic’s ‘X factor’ star Nick Powell has been sent to Everton’s state-of-the-art training facility in a bid to get to the bottom of the niggling injury problems that have plagued his career.

Warriors ace Tommy Leuluai is expecting Leeds to provide tough opposition tonight, despite the Rhinos being depleted by injuries

Leuluai up for huge challenge ahead

If you look at Wigan’s last two title wins there is a moot point, if not a theme.

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Pep Guardiola will reportedly complete a deal for Danilo today

Gossip: From Madrid to Manchester?

Friday’s football stories claim Real defender is set for City move...

Shaun Wane

Wane: We love being written off...

Shaun Wane admits Wigan are champing at the bit to get at Leeds tonight – and exorcise the demons of the ‘shocker’ of a performance against Warrington last week.

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Paul Cook

Talking football: One step forward, one back for Cook

It’s been a case of one step forward and one step back for Paul Cook and Wigan Athletic this pre-season.

Mikael Mandron

Cook anxious to clear the decks

Sanmi Odelusi will be followed out of the exit door by several other fringe first-teamers as Paul Cook looks to shape his Wigan Athletic squad into a more manageable number.

Prop Joe Bretherton

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.

Neymar is the subject of this morning's transfer rumours

Gossip: Multi-million move for Neymar?

Thursday’s transfer stories claim Brazilian striker could have a very lucrative move ahead....

Sean OLoughlin marked his 400th Wigan game with defeat

The Liam Farrell Column: These are the reasons our attack stuttered

All the lads were disappointed with the performance last week.

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Davies is ‘making the most’ of his time on the field

Tom Davies is hoping he gets another shot at a spot – before ‘one of the best wingers in Super League’ joins the scramble for wing positions.

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