Grand Final disagreements.

Wigan Warriors gallery: Ten times there was 'bad blood' with Warrington

Whether Warriors are prolonging Warrington’s wait for a title, or the action boils over, Niall Concannon looks at some moments of ‘bad blood’ with the Wire.


Friday night's match is being marketed as 'bad blood' by Warrington Wolves - and both sides have a point to prove.

In 2015 new Wolves recruit Chris Sandow featured in The big pie smash video.  The move backfired spectacularly though. Wigan won 28-0

1. Smash the pies

In 2015 new Wolves recruit Chris Sandow featured in The big pie smash video. The move backfired spectacularly though. Wigan won 28-0
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In the 2011 Challenge Cup Warrington used a hands off our trophy advert in the build up to the Challenge Cup quarter-final. Warriors took no notice winning 44-24

2. Hands off!

In the 2011 Challenge Cup Warrington used a hands off our trophy advert in the build up to the Challenge Cup quarter-final. Warriors took no notice winning 44-24
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The New Years Day clash in 1988, the game has since become known as the battle of Wilderspool. It 15-15 and saw two brawls and four red cards

3. Battle of Wilderspool

The New Years Day clash in 1988, the game has since become known as the battle of Wilderspool. It 15-15 and saw two brawls and four red cards
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Wigan didnt just play in USA - they played in Milwaukee, in Americas mid-west. A crowd of nearly 18,000 watched Wigan win 12-5 in a game with plenty of scraps

4. No helmets required

Wigan didnt just play in USA - they played in Milwaukee, in Americas mid-west. A crowd of nearly 18,000 watched Wigan win 12-5 in a game with plenty of scraps
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