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Five talking points from Warriors’ loss at Wakefield

Phil Wilkinson looks at five talking points from Wigan’s 32-0 defeat in their last match of 2017.

Tom Davies and Sam Tomkins were unable to prevent Wigan slipping to defeat

Wane: We played like it was a friendly

Shaun Wane refused to seek excuses for their drab 32-0 loss at Wakefield.

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Sam Tomkins (left) was stand-in captain

Wakefield 32 Wigan 0

Wigan were nilled for the first time this year as they brought the curtain down on a turbulent campaign with a dismal display.

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Wigan players look dejected after the loss to Castleford

Wane: We’ve responded from tough weeks before

When Shaun Wane led the final training session yesterday, he didn’t mention ‘must-win’ or ‘dead-rubber’.

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Tom Davies scoring against Castleford

Davies: We’ll give it our best... no matter what

Tom Davies insists a strong performance to restore some pride will be at the front of their minds if Warriors can’t reach the play-offs when they face Wakefield tomorrow.

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James Worthington

Young Warriors earn England Academy call-ups

Seven young Warriors have been named in the England Academy squad to take on France next month.

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Fans saw the worst of Wigan at the DW Stadium last Sunday

Talking RL: The Warriors have paid the price for lack of consistency

It could be worse. If rugby league was like football, all three of these crucial games would be taking place at the same time.

Liam Farrell in action against Castleford last Sunday

The Liam Farrell Column: Lack of effort? No, a lack of rugby smarts

I know everyone will want to know: Why?

Tom Davies crosses for a try against Castleford

The 18th Man Column: ‘Wane should bring in attack coach’

What an anticlimax to all the hard work of the last two weeks. The way we’ve dug in after the disappointment of Wembley and won away at Saints and Hull left me really positive going into Sunday’s game.

Joel Tomkins tackled by brother Logan

Tomkins keeps his fingers crossed

Joel Tomkins has always supported brother Logan – and never as much as tonight.

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Ian Lenagan took control of Wigan nearly 10 years ago

Warriors report £600k loss for title-winning year

Wigan reported an operating loss of more than £600,000 last year – £420,000 more than in 2015.

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Joe Burgess won't play against Wakefield

Burgess receives World Cup injury boost

Joe Burgess’ World Cup hopes have not been scuppered by injury.

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Wigan players look dejected

Wigan 20 Castleford 38: Five things we learned

Five things we learned from Wigan’s 20-38 home defeat by Castleford...

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A crowd of 15,706 watched Wigan's last game at the DW this year

Warriors record slight average attendance increase

Wigan Warriors registered a small increase in their average attendance this season.

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Shaun Wane

Wane can’t hide disappointment as Warriors need favours from rivals

Shaun Wane struggled to express his disappointment after watching his Wigan side tumble to a crushing 38-20 defeat to Castleford - which left their top-four hopes hanging by a thread.

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Warriors found themselves with too much to in the second half

Wigan 20 Castleford 38

Wigan’s play-offs hopes slipped from their hands after a crushing defeat in their final home match of the season.

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Shaun Wane

‘Warriors the team under pressure’

Daryl Powell insists all the pressure is on Wigan when he brings his Castleford side to the DW Stadium tomorrow.

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Wigan have won eight of their 10 league games since Sam Tomkins returned from injury

Tomkins: Cas’ aren’t game-changers

Sam Tomkins has been impressed with Castleford’s form this season - but says they are not game-changers.

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George Williams says dealing with nerves is easier for players than fans cheering them on

Player nerves? George Williams says it’s worse for fans

George Williams knows fans face a nerve-shredding few days as the battle for top-four spots intensifies – and revealed it’s easier to cope with as a player.

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Anthony Gellings late try helped ensure Wigans fate remains in their own hands

Talking RL: Is it really must-win again?

Last week was ‘must-win’; week before, too.

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