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Clubb’s fresh setback

Tony Clubb’s bid to get back on the pitch has suffered a fresh setback.

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Matty Smith departed Wigan with a Grand Final win

Smith facing spell on sidelines after ‘horrendous’ tackle

St Helens have cited Widnes prop Manase Manuokafoa for the tackle that looks to have condemned scrum-half Matty Smith to a lengthy lay-off.

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Joe Bretherton in action against Leigh

Talking points: Five things from Warriors’ first friendly

Phil Wilkinson looks at five talking points from Wigan’s 50-10 defeat at Leigh.

Romain Navarrete takes the ball in during his first Wigan Warriors appearance

‘Harsh’ lessons for Wane’s young guns

Shaun Wane admits his young players were taught a “harsh” lesson after Wigan fell to a 50-10 defeat at Leigh in their first friendly of the year.

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Michael McIlorum wasn't playing, but led Wigan Warriors our for his testimonial match against Leigh Centurions

Leigh Centurions 50 Wigan 10

Wigan conceded 44 points without reply as they were comfortably beaten in Micky McIlorum’s testimonial match.

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Micky McIlorum in action last year against Catalans, before injury struck

‘There are props scared of McIlorum’

Micky McIlorum has been hailed the toughest player of Wigan’s modern era ahead of his testimonial game.

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Wigan Warriors' Frank-Paul Nuuausala celebrates after winning the Super League Grand Final

The Wrecking Ball’s plan to get even better

Kiwi Frank-Paul Nuuausala is aiming to blow away the cobwebs in Wigan’s first game of 2017 – as he targets even more success.

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Romain Navarrete

Wane is rolling out his big-guns

Shaun Wane is carrying out his plan to roll out the big-guns for Wigan’s first match since the Grand Final.

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Micky McIlorum in the 2015 Grand Final

Talking RL: Why stats don’t do justice to McIlorum’s impact

It’s one of my favourite Wigan rugby stories.

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Wane names first squad of 2017

Shaun Wane has named his squad to face Leigh Centurions on Sunday.

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Micky McIlorum won the Challenge Cup with Shaun Wane in 2013

McIlorum can’t wait to ‘whack people’ again

Shaun Wane knows he will, probably, have to deliver some bad news to Micky McIlorum this week.

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John Bateman training at Orrell

Bateman’s hopes for revamped Bulls

John Bateman is hoping his former club Bradford can get back to where they were following their financial issues.

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Joe Burgess will play in pre-season

Wane: We all have one common goal this season

Shaun Wane has warned his champions they still have ‘a lot to do this year’ as he assesses his options ahead of the new season.

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Romain Navarrete is sporting a blond rinse!

Navarrete aims to stake an early claim

Romain Navarrete is keen to show fans just why Wigan recruited him when he makes his first appearance this weekend.

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Shaun Wane gives the orders in training

Wane to blood more youngsters this year

Wigan will operate with their biggest-ever Super League squad in 2017 and coach Shaun Wane says all 37 players will get a taste of the action.

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George Carmont training at Orrell

Carmont back in Wigan (and he fancies playing this week!)

George Carmont is back in Wigan.

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Morgan Escare

Wane excited to see ‘electric’ Escare

New-boy Morgan Escare is set to get his first outing as a Wigan player this weekend.

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John Winder is Shaun Wane's sole assistant coach

My assistant is as smart as anyone, says Wane

Shaun Wane says he couldn’t be happier with his “top drawer” assistant coach.

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Micky McIlorum in action against Catalans last year before injury struck

McIlorum to miss start of season – but may play in testimonial

Micky McIlorum is hopeful of playing in his testimonial game next week – though he is resigned to missing the start of the Super League season.

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Police and ambulance services are currently attending athree-car accident on the M6 Northbound.

UPDATE: All lanes now re-opened after three-car smash on M6

All lanes have now re-opened following an earlier three-car accident on the M6 Northbound.
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