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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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Will Wigan and Warrington lead the way in 2017?

Talking RL: Five hopes – and five concerns – about the new season

With a month to go until the start of the new Super League season, Phil Wilkinson picks out five reasons to be excited... and five issues to be concerned about.

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George Williams

Williams looking forward to ‘different’ kind of test

George Williams is looking forward to the “challenge” of striking up a new halfback combination with Thomas Leuluai.

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Wigan Warriors head coach Shaun Wane (centre) Sean O'Loughlin and Liam Farrell (right) celebrate winning the Super League Grand Final

Farrell’s plan to make up lost ground

Liam Farrell expects to get “smashed” in training as he attempts to make up lost ground!

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Warriors working up a sweat

Warriors working up a sweat

Warriors by name, and nature!

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Lewis Tierney

Tierney sets goals for new season

Lewis Tierney is on a mission to establish himself as a permanent first-team starter 2017.

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Jack Wells

Wells set for one of Super League’s toughest tasks

Warriors youngster Jack Wells admits he faces a tough task trying to prise his way into an all-England backrow.

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George Williams says Wigans Grand Final win was a credit to Shaun Wane

Williams bemused by ‘stupid’ speculation

George Williams admits he was bemused by some of the off-season speculation over his future.

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Leuluai has made 168 appearances for Wigan

Leuluai feeling like a newcomer again

Thomas Leuluai could have been forgiven for feeling like the new-boy when he officially returned to Wigan duty this week!

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Morgan Escare has impressed in training

‘Electric’ Escare will deliver the thrills

Shaun Wane has anointed Morgan Escare as the player who can light up Super League in 2017.

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Bradford Bulls flag flying outside Odsal

Talking RL: Bradford’s ‘punishment’ doesn’t feel right

Here’s the thing.

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Joe Burgess and Oliver Gildart played in the same school team together

‘New’ partnership goes back years!

Oliver Gildart and Joe Burgess are looking forward to reviving a partnership which trails back several years.

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Warrington were the benchmark team last season and will be stronger in 2017, according to Shaun Wane

Wane: Wolves will be the team to beat

Wigan coach Shaun Wane has shaken off the favourite tag ahead of the new season – and he reckons Warrington will again prove to be the team to beat in 2017.

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John Bateman started his career with hometown club Bradford

Bateman ‘gutted’ about Bulls collapse

John Bateman described Bradford Bulls being liquidated as the “saddest day in rugby league.”

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Dom Manfredi injured his knee in August

Manfredi’s New Year hope

Dom Manfredi has only one wish for the New Year – to make a successful return to action.

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