The 18th Man Column: Things will click for Warriors sooner or later

Our 18th Man Panel assess the World Cup semi-final and look ahead to the 2018 Super League season.

Little Miss Inventor

COLUMN: Girls will not always be girls

In the latest attempt to even up the gender stakes, a new character is joining the Mr Men and Little Miss series - a female scientist.

Sean OLoughlin is 
preparing for his second World Cup semi-final. He played for England against New 
Zealand in 2013

The Martin Gleeson Column: Cut the errors and we’ll make the final

For whatever reason, everything seems to be looking our way at the moment.

Jermaine McGillvary has impressed for England. Picture: NRL Photos

Liam Farrell column: ‘PNG can cause England problems’

It’s been a long week in training, but I’ll not be sleeping in tomorrow!

Aasma Day

Blabbing secrets by accident

‘Three may keep a secret ... if two of them are dead.’

The cast of Love, Lies and Records, including Ashley Jensen (second right)

Love, Lies and Records - Love, lies and too much more

My kids used to like a book called The Busy World of Richard Scarry, in which animals dressed as humans scurried about, going to work or enjoying their leisure time, all being terribly busy and pressed for time.

TV and Film
Winnie the pooh

COLUMN: Why are we all so horrid?

One  worrying side effect of our web generation is the increased opportunity to be perfectly horrid to each other.

John Bateman kicks the ball on against France. Picture: NRL Photos

Martin Gleeson column: ‘What England need to do to beat PNG’

In the seventh of his exclusive World Cup columns, former Wigan and Great Britain centre Martin Gleeson details a game-plan to beat PNG in Sunday’s quarter-final.

Wigan Warriors
Nicola in her faithful car

COLUMN: Farewell my old friend

I never thought I was the sort of person who would grieve for the loss of an object that is completely unaware of my existence - as it’s a car

Liam Farrell is back in pre-season training

Liam Farrell column: Training, ‘biting’ and England

The Wigan lads returned to training this week.

Sean O'Loughlin will lead England against France on Sunday. NRL Photos

The 18th Man: We need to treat France as preparation for Final

Our 18th Man panel answer this week’s burning rugby league questions.

The cast of the new BBC2 sitcom Motherland, including Diane Morgan (second left) and Anna Maxwell Martin (centre)

Motherland and The Detectorists herald a good time for new comedy

Comedy seems to be stuck in a timewarp at the moment – just look at the reboot of Porridge currently clogging up BBC1, or ponder the inexplicable success of Mrs Brown’s Boys, which attracts millions of viewers despite being as funny as a poke in the eye with a stick.

TV and Film
George Williams in action against Lebanon. Picture: NRL Photos

Martin Gleeson column: ‘We don’t want to limp into a quarter-final’

England are under pressure to perform against France this weekend.

Jensen Weir became Latics youngest ever player last 
Tuesday night

The 12th Man: Checkatrade malfunction, but Cook’s stance is best

Latics went out of the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night after they fielded their Academy team against League Two Accrington Stanley.

A flashback to the magical 2013 final

The 12th man: ‘FA Cup brings back some fantastic memories’

Our 12th man columnists discuss Latics’ FA Cup tie and last week’s draw with Blackburn...

Surfing bottlenose dolphins featured in the incredible Blue Planet II on BBC1 this week.

Blue Planet II - The very best of the BBC

It has been a central part of British life for almost a century, but the BBC seems to be under attack more than ever. The right thinks it’s a hotbed of leftist luvvies, while the left sees it as an organ of state-sponsored propaganda.

TV and Film
England players strike a familiar pose against Australia  but fans were 
encouraged by their performance. NRL photos

The 18th Man: Was England’s brave show enough to lift the spirits?

Our 18th Man panel assesses the World Cup so far…

Harvey Weinstein

COLUMN: The importance of #metoo

The phrase a ‘rolling stone gathers no moss’ seems to have been proven absolutely wrong in the past two weeks.

Sean O'Loughlin in action against Australia. Picture: NRL Photos

Martin Gleeson column: ‘Australia aren’t as formidable as they have been’

In the fifth of his exclusive World Cup columns, former Wigan and GB centre Martin Gleeson explains why he’s more encouraged about England’s chances...

Micky McIlorum faces PNG this weekend. Picture: NRL Photos

Liam Farrell column: ‘Micky will be relishing PNG clash’

The World Cup is up and running.

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