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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!)...

Martin Offiah's nickname was witty, and appropriate; Chariots of Fire is a story of two athletes.

5. Wing: Chariots

Martin Offiah's nickname was witty, and appropriate; Chariots of Fire is a story of two athletes.
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Matty Smith was known as Smeagol, or 'Smeags', after a Lord of the Rings character

6. Stand-off: Smeagol

Matty Smith was known as Smeagol, or 'Smeags', after a Lord of the Rings character
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Shaun Edwards, who played in Wigan's first Super League campaign, was known as 'Giz' throughout his career.

7. Scrum-half: Giz

Shaun Edwards, who played in Wigan's first Super League campaign, was known as 'Giz' throughout his career.
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Frank Paul, the... you get it. Unfortunately Nuuausala didn't live up to his colourful nickname.

8. Prop: Wrecking Ball

Frank Paul, the... you get it. Unfortunately Nuuausala didn't live up to his colourful nickname.
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