Billy Whizz and Lager

A Wigan Warriors 'dream team' - of players with the best nicknames!

From the Pearl to Piggy, Wigan have had players with some great nicknames over the years.

Here is a line-up of some of our favourites, all from the Super League era (apologies to Greg 'The Wall' Dowling!)...

Matty Bowen was given the nickname as his surname is also a type of the fruit.

1. Full-back: Mango

Matty Bowen was given the nickname as his surname is also a type of the fruit.
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Jason Robinson's speed saw him take the nickname of the character from The Beano.

2. Wing: Billy Whizz

Jason Robinson's speed saw him take the nickname of the character from The Beano.
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Gary Connolly's nickname needs no explanation

3. Centre: Lager

Gary Connolly's nickname needs no explanation
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Steve Renouf arrived at Wigan with the nickname, which he lived up to.

4. Centre: The Pearl

Steve Renouf arrived at Wigan with the nickname, which he lived up to.
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