Our Super League dream team of ex-Wigan amateurs ... who have never played for the Warriors

After Stefan Ratchford and Chris Hill won the Challenge Cup last weekend, Phil Wilkinson compiled a ‘dream team’ of former Wigan amateurs – who have never played for the Warriors!

Thursday, 29th August 2019, 2:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th August 2019, 3:26 pm
Brad Dwyer

Here's the full line-up from full-back to loose forward ...

Stefan Ratchford (Warrington): The former St Pats amateur, who still lives in Wigan, has twice turned down his hometown club during his stellar professional career
Tommy Makinson (St Helens): The current Golden Boot holder - known for his spectacular finishes - came through the ranks at Hindley before joining Saints

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Jake Bibby (Salford): Joined the Red Devils from Orrell St James, and will be moving to hometown club Wigan next year
Matt Costello (St Helens): The 21-year-old, from Billinge, is another produce of the Orrell St James club and debuted for Saints last year
Jack Welsby (St Helens): The impressive utility-back played for Shevington, where he lives - was man of the match against Warrington earlier this month.
Jonny Lomax (St Helens): The England ace is an Orrell St James junior who hails from Billinge, but grew up a fan of the club where he is currently enjoying a testimonial
Josh Wood (Salford): Not to be confused with Warriors Josh Woods, who is on loan at Leigh, halfback/hooker Wood plays for Salford but is a Wiganer from Orrell St James
Chris Hill (Warrington): A New Springs Lions junior, Hill took the long route to Super League - and the England side - via the Championship with Leigh Centurions
Brad Dwyer (Leeds): The 26-year-old joined the Rhinos from Warrington, where he spent six years - but the lively hooker is a proud Wiganer from Ince Rose Bridge
Daniel Murray (Hull KR): The 23-year-old, who joined the Robins on loan from Salford this season, played his junior rugby league at Orrell St James
Matty Ashurst (Wakefield): A former St Peters High pupil and St Pats amateur, he played at St Helens and Salford before moving to Wakefield, where he made the Super League Dreamteam last year
Ben Currie (Warrington): The England back-rower played for Golborne Parkside as a junior - and was briefly on a Warriors scholarship - before making a name for himself at the Wolves
Ryan Lannon (Hull KR): A cousin of former Warriors favourite Gareth Hock, Wiganer Lannon emerged from the Salford academy ranks to play Super League before moving to the Robins