Sarginson may have to wait for Wigan return

Dan Sarginson may have to wait a bit longer to make his Wigan return.

Monday, 12th March 2018, 3:43 pm
Updated Monday, 12th March 2018, 4:45 pm
Dan Sarginson's most recent match for Wigan, against Hull FC in Wollongong

The centre has missed the last three games after recovering from a shoulder injury which hampered him in the first two rounds.

Wane had planned to bring him back into the fold either last weekend – or for this week’s trip to Castleford.

But the coach may keep him on ice and give him more time to regain his strength.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

“I might leave him another week,” said Wane.

“I’m not going to be pressured by anybody, there’s no need to rush him back.

“Plus, I thought Batty (John Bateman) went well at centre.”

Even if Sarginson is held back, he will have one other decision to make.

Joel Tomkins - who has started this season well - is likely to be back in the mix after a swollen knee kept him out of the team which beat Wakefield 30-18.

His absence saw Willie Isa move to the second-row, to good effect, and Frenchman Romain Navarrete come into the side for his first appearance of the year.

One of those three players – Tomkins, Isa or Navarrete – may miss out. Wane would also have the option to leave out Taulima Tautai or Ryan Sutton.