Lockers sets Wigan Warriors homework

Warriors team captain Sean O'Loughlin lifts the Challenge Cup
Warriors team captain Sean O'Loughlin lifts the Challenge Cup

SEAN O’Loughlin has set his Warriors teammates a detailed revision plan ahead of the Challenge Cup fourth round trip to Championship side Dewsbury.

The holders were third out the hat in yesterday’s Cup drawn, avoiding one of six all-Super League clashes with one to be shown live by the BBC on Sunday April 6.

Wigan last faced a Championship side in the 2013 road to Wembley, beating Leigh 60-10 at the DW Stadium but O’Loughlin has warned the champions not to take the task lightly.

“A Championship side away is always a tough task – the standard in the Championship is getting better and we’ll have to do our homework on them to get a win,” he told the Evening Post.

“You hope to get a home draw but after that you probably hope to avoid Super League clubs.

“There are some huge draws – we’ve done pretty well to avoid one of them– but we also know it will be no walk in the park.”

The skipper lifted the trophy for the second time after last seaosn’s 16-0 triumph over Hull FC at Wembley.