Wigan rl

Started by: riocaroni (321)

Well done Wigan, not a classic but still a win!

Started: 28th May 2022 at 16:59

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9736)

Wigan won it,,,,,,,,,, Just

Replied: 28th May 2022 at 17:07

Posted by: frecky (421)

Well done Wigan and Matty Peet, a coach in his first season who nobody had heard of and plenty didn't want....Challenge cup, not a bad start...

Replied: 28th May 2022 at 17:35

Posted by: PeterP (9410)

Both Lancashire teams won their cup finals. Well done Wigan And Leigh

Replied: 28th May 2022 at 17:35

Posted by: roylew (3579)

Well done Wigan Harry Smith fantastic…we need 2 new centres and a stand off …but a win nonetheless…discipline still a worry Smithies lucky not to get a yellow…but a win nonetheless….a touch of class won it for us…

Replied: 28th May 2022 at 19:45

Posted by: Tiger cat (657) 

The pass created the chance, a bit of class, and the luck of the bounce from the kick was on our side, good finish to the game.

Replied: 28th May 2022 at 19:58

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1860)

Who won the lance todd

Replied: 28th May 2022 at 20:42

Posted by: broady (18205) 

McQueen I think.

Just checked and definitely Chris McQueen.

Replied: 28th May 2022 at 21:10
Last edited by broady: 28th May 2022 at 21:18:05

Posted by: roylew (3579)

Huddersfield pass the ball brilliantly and whe attacking stand at 45 degrees..they make good yards..Wigan are a little flat on attack…sometimes luck wins games…and thankfully today it was on our side…our centres are out of the game…the Leulai pass was just like mick fords when Henderson scored 1985….

Replied: 28th May 2022 at 21:57

Posted by: Handsomeminer (1860)

Thank you

Replied: 28th May 2022 at 22:47

Posted by: whups (8520) 

phew that was close . marshall never gets much of a mention & how harry smith did,nt get the lance todd i,ll never know ? .

Replied: 28th May 2022 at 23:53

Posted by: Owd Codger (799)


Because, the decision for the winner of the Lance Todd, Harry Sutherland and the Ray French trophies should be only decided and announced after games have finished.

I agree with you, apart from scoring a great try, kicking three goals, relieving pressure with long kicks downfield and at the end creating the try from which Marshall won the game for Wigan should have made Smith the winner of the trophy.

Absolute joke McQueen winning it, but it is not the first time, it has happen!

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 00:36

Posted by: kathpressey (5470) 

Loved it but it was tense to watch! Whooop Whooop when Marshall got the winning try. very happy for the team, the coaches and everyone in Wigan

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 08:39

Posted by: roylew (3579)

Harry Smith should have got MOM…definitely..crazy picking it with 5 minutes to go

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 08:44

Posted by: Joe Maplin (482) 

Harry was outstanding,my mom by a country mile.
And apart from a couple of high shots Morgan Smithies had a blinder,god knows how many tackles this kid got through.

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 10:35

Posted by: roylew (3579)

Who gives the MOM….surely not the commentators

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 10:40

Posted by: Owd Codger (799)


From what I understand, the press reporters present at the game.

And I fully agreed with you about Wigan needing two top class more experienced Centres, but not so sure about needing a Stand Off as Cush in my opinion is not all that bad in the position, even though I questioned his signing in the close season.

Joe Maplin

Smithies is and always has been the best tackler in the club and should always be the Loose Forward, but Peet and O'Loughlin need to do something about his high tackling as it is making him a target for the match officials and match review panel.

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 11:05

Posted by: peter g (3093) 

Well done Wigan also the Leigh - Featherstone game made a good curtainraiser before the match it used to be a kids match before the big game, Two cups for Wigan Borough in the same day

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 12:02
Last edited by peter g: 29th May 2022 at 13:00:37

Posted by: basil brush (18316)

I thought we were awful in the first half, but deserved the win, well done the Warriors,

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 12:09

Posted by: roylew (3579)

IMO Cade Cust does some good things but he isn’t in the game too much for a stand off…I never heard him or Thornley mentioned in the second half…Thornley is suspect in defence…I know he got cropped early on and Cust took a bad knock…but they are not for me….good job Leulai took out both centres with that pass to Harry…yeah Smithies needs to think a little better….too many penalties given and the scored twice from them

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 12:33

Posted by: whups (8520) 

do they know wot rugby league,s about down there ? .

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 12:33

Posted by: Joe Maplin (482) 

the side looks a lot more balanced with Cust on the field, takes
the pressure of Harry.

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 12:50

Posted by: roylew (3579)

Another little gripe…why does Bateman always look to the ref when playing the ball…he slows the flow down…seems his only nemesis but it must irritate his coaches (sometimes)

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 12:59

Posted by: peter g (3093) 

Has Cust broke his wrist he looked in pain

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 13:11

Posted by: whups (8520) 

it,s an elbow injury .

Replied: 30th May 2022 at 11:49

Posted by: Joe Maplin (482) 

Four match ban for Smithies,

Replied: 30th May 2022 at 15:47

Posted by: ahcawntspeyk (5898)


Who in super league is a better stand off than Cust? And which two centres would you sign?

Replied: 30th May 2022 at 18:19

Posted by: roylew (3579)

Mikey Lewis (no relation) seems a very good prospect to me for Stand Off

Replied: 30th May 2022 at 23:04

Posted by: roylew (3579)

Wigan have signed Mike Cooper from Warrington for next season

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 19:51

Posted by: baker boy (15603)

bateman is not the same player that left for oz and another that seems to be lacking zip is williams at the wire.

Replied: 12th Jun 2022 at 21:44

Posted by: roylew (3579)

Not heard much of Gildart neither over there

Replied: 12th Jun 2022 at 23:00

Posted by: Joe Maplin (482) 

Gildart is neither good enough or big enough for the NRL

Replied: 12th Jun 2022 at 23:56

Posted by: Owd Codger (799)

You hardly hear anything about any of our players when they are in Australia.

No doubt, the same can be said in Australia about their players in our country.

As for Gildart not being good or big enough for the NRL, the same could be said for some of the players from down under who come here!

Replied: 13th Jun 2022 at 07:17

Posted by: roylew (3579)

Gildardt is not even on the subs bench at the moment

Replied: 13th Jun 2022 at 12:18

Posted by: Owd Codger (799)


I have only said that I cannot understand why Cust was signed when we had Field, French, Leuluai and Smith to fill the half back positions.

As for Centres, it would appear that England Coach Wane considers Kellum Walters and Jake Wardle better than Bibby, Isa and Thornley which tells you something about the strength of our "experienced" Centres.

Talking of the England Coach, I fail to see how he can ignore in form Harry Smith and Ryan Hall ahead of Liam Marshall for the game against the Combined Nations.

Replied: 13th Jun 2022 at 14:37

Posted by: broady (18205) 

Field and French aren't half backs. Have they a history of playing there? I don't think Isa is even English so he couldn't be chosen.

Replied: 13th Jun 2022 at 14:53


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