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And we've swapped Jack Hughes for Larne Patrick from Huddersfield, which looks like very good business to me.

With injury, Mossop only had a handful of games in the NRL, didn't he?
 

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Widnes Vikings have been fined £20,000 by the Rugby Football League after fans ran onto the pitch following August's Challenge Cup.

The Vikings lost the match 28-6 at Leigh Sports Village on 10 August.
Police and stewards had to intervene to restrain spectators from the Widnes section.
The club has been instructed to pay £10,000 immediately, with an additional £10,000 suspended for 12 months.
Widnes, who the RFL acknowledged for their full cooperation with the investigation, must also pay £4,000 costs.
 

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Wigan U-19 Academy side (Superleague Academy GF winners last season) take on Australia Schoolboys tomorrow at 12 noon, UK time.

The match will be screened live on the Wigan TV website, so I will be watching it with great interest.
 

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Honestly he won't be a massive loss. He wasn't all that for us last year, and was injured quite a bit too. We've strengthened our pack by buying Larne Patrick who is a quality player. He was Danny Brough's right-hand man (or, rather, left-hand man) at Huddersfield in the same way as Gavin Cooper is to JT at the Cowboys. Or so I've always thought. ;)
 

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Wigan Warriors winger Joe Burgess will join NRL side Sydney Roosters at the end of the 2015 Super League season.
 

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A shame. A top finisher who should have a great career in front of him.
 

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Funnily enough, polish and finesse aren't the first thing that spring to mind when I think of the Roosters... :p

Wigan are already subject to much banter from other fans about not being able (or prepared) to keep their young talent. Then again, I argue it's a numbers game. Wigan lose more young talent to other clubs because they *have* more young talent than other clubs. And we have another good lad to replace him in Dom Manfredi, who played a fair bit in the first team last year.
 

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That cross-kick and Burgess's quick inside pass... and O'Loughlin's long pass to Sarge...

Can't wait for the new season!
 

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Wigan scrum-half Matty Smith is banned for one game by the RFL following an incident in Thursday's draw with Widnes.
 

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Broncs v Wigan

14 - 12 (Golden Point)

While Saints seemed the better team in their game against the Wolves - I'm not sure the Broncs were. A highly doubtful penalty in front gave them the match. A few other odd ones too.

But - again - an entertaining game.
 

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Wigan Warriors winger Josh Charnley will be out for six weeks after sustaining an ankle injury in the win over Hull FC.
 

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Charnley hasn't been missed as Dom Manfredi has slotted into his place perfectly.

Well I was one of the 24000 crammed into the DW for the highly-awaited Good Friday derby, and Wigan, who have't lost a GF derby since 2009, ran out the winners in a low-scoring game of high intensity.

Our defence was excellent, discipline, which looked like it could become a big issue for us, was pretty good. Only our attack is still failing to fire on all cylinders. And yet, for all the criticism of our attack this year, I just watched the March try of the month, some brilliant scores there.