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‘We’ll dust ourselves down and we’ll be back’ - Jackson

Jonathan Jackson admits Wigan Athletic’s immediate return to League One is ‘a bitter pill to take’ for everyone at the DW Stadium.

George Williams has been ruled out of England duty

‘No excuses’ from Wane as Williams ruled out of England Test

Shaun Wane refused to use injuries as an excuse after Wigan were mauled 54-4 at Castleford – and George Williams was ruled him out of England duty.

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Shaun Wane

Castleford 54 Wigan 4

Wigan were blown away as they crumbled to their heaviest defeat of the year.

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Graham Barrow

Reading 1 Wigan Athletic 0

Wigan Athletic’s short and not-very-sweet stay in the Championship is over after defeat at Reading confirmed their relegation back to League One.

Sam Powell will switch to halfback

Picking halfbacks a dog’s life for Wane!

Chewing over Wigan’s halfback dilemma has been a dog’s life for Shaun Wane... quite literally!

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Tom Davies scored two tries against Catalans

Davies makes the hard-yards into the records

Young-gun Tom Davies has only made seven Super League appearances - but he’s already made a small piece of history!

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Graham Barrow

Barrow: ‘I’ve taken a leaf out of Roberto’s book’

Graham Barrow has taken his Latics squad on a trip down Memory Lane ahead of Saturday’s trip to Reading as they try to write another page in club folklore.

Matt Gilks (left)

Latics guest column - Matt Gilks

The dressing room was obviously a very deflated place after last weekend’s game against Cardiff.

Ali Al Habsi

Latics need a hand from Ali at Reading

Former favourite Ali Al Habsi is standing in the way of Wigan Athletic’s survival hopes at Reading on Saturday.

Omar Bogle

Bogle good to go for Reading - Barrow

Graham Barrow has revealed striker Omar Bogle is fit and raring to face Reading this weekend on the back of a solid week’s training.

Craig Morgan

Championship is ‘million times’ harder - Morgan

Craig Morgan admits Wigan Athletic have found life in the Championship ‘a million times’ harder than last season in League One.

Gabriel Obertan

The 12th Man: Reading between the lines...

A £20 train fare, the only complication being that the return trip involved getting the overnight sleeper to Carlisle.

Neymar is reportedly anticipating an offer to join Manchester United from Barcelona

Neymar ready for United offer?

Friday’s football stories from the papers and web...

Sam Tomkins

Tomkins like a ‘new man’ after surgery

Sam Tomkins is like a “new man” as he closes in on a long-awaited return.

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Stephen Warnock

Warnock: We’re the ones to take blame

Stephen Warnock admits the players have to shoulder ‘a large part of the blame’ for Wigan Athletic’s wretched campaign as they bid to avoid the relegation trapdoor for the second weekend in succession.

Nick Powell

Talking Football: A Royal tumble looks certain but Latics have to try

The ‘Fat Lady’ is not so much ready to sing...but has done her set, three encores, and is now in the taxi home.

Liam Farrell scored Wigan's final try against Catalans

The 18th man column: ‘They would choose Australia ahead of England’

Six Warriors fans discuss the England squad, the victory against Catalans and Saturday’s trip to Castleford...

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Liam Farrell has been left out of the England squad

The Liam Farrell column: ‘Weirdly, it makes it easier missing out to Aussies’

I am disappointed to miss out on the England squad, but it is what it is.

Wayne Bennett has called up two Australians

Talking RL: In the McQueen-England debate, one thing has been missed...

In all the debate about Chris McQueen’s selection for England, something has been largely-overlooked: He turned down the chance to play for England at the last World Cup.

Craig Morgan

It’s not over until it’s over - Morgan

Craig Morgan admits a failure to share out the goals has been a fundamental reason why Wigan Athletic are on the verge of an immediate return to League One.

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