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Bolton Wanderers fans clash with police during Wigan Athletic defeat as coins and bottles are thrown

Bolton Wanderers fans clash with police during Wigan Athletic defeat as coins and bottles are thrown

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'AN ONSLAUGHT' An eyewitness reported young children and families were in the middle of the melee at the DW Stadium Bolton Wanderers supporters clashed with police during Saturday’s clash with Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium as violent scenes marred the fixture. During the Latics’ 5-2 win over their Championship relegation rivals, young children and families were reportedly right in the middle of the melee. There ugly scenes in the Championship game between Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic In a short clip which was posted to Twitter, a fan can be seen being lead from by the arm by police officers. As the individual grabs onto a railing in an attempt to stay, the officers strike him repeatedly. In doing ...
Wigan Warriors 8-20 Sydney Roosters: Sydney punish poor Wigan start to win World Club Challenge

Wigan Warriors 8-20 Sydney Roosters: Sydney punish poor Wigan start to win World Club Challenge

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CHAMPIONS The match took place in front of a bumper crowd of 21,331 Wigan paid the price for a woeful start as they went down 20-8 to Sydney Roosters in the 25th World Club Challenge at the DW Stadium. Former Australia Test threequarter Brett Morris took advantage of two defensive blunders to score two tries inside eight minutes of his debut and went on to complete a hat-trick before half-time as the Roosters established a 14-4 lead. Boyd Cordner hoisted the trophy aloft The Super League champions rallied after their dreadful opening and tries from wingers Tom Davies and Liam Marshall gave them hope but they had left themselves too much to do. Morris was named man-of-the-match, repeating his feat from the 2011 final when he scor...
Stoke stunned by newly promoted Wigan as winless run goes on

Stoke stunned by newly promoted Wigan as winless run goes on

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Stoke City's winless start in the Championship continued as they were well beaten by newly promoted Wigan Athletic.Wigan took the lead when Will Grigg poked home from Gavin Massey's low cross into the box, and they doubled their advantage when Massey finished from a tight angle.The hosts conceded a penalty when Joe Allen brought down Grigg, who fired past Jack Butland from the spot for his second. As the game drew to a close, Stoke were reduced to 10 men when Ashley Williams was sent off for a second yellow card after a bad tackle on Massey.Relive Wednesday's EFL action as it happenedStoke struggled for long periods and the result means they have now failed to win their past nine home league ...
Super League round-up: Wigan dispatch Castleford, St Helens stay top

Super League round-up: Wigan dispatch Castleford, St Helens stay top

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Oliver Gildart celebrates his try with John BatemanFriday, April 20, 2018Wigan made it four wins in succession in the Betfred Super League as they dispatched of last season's table-toppers Castleford 28-12.Two points separated the teams at the break after Wigan's 14-2 lead, courtesy of tries from Oliver Gildart and Liam Farrell, was cut in the final 10 minutes of the half after Oliver Holmes and Garry Lo touched down.But a second try for Gildart just after the break, following a strong run from Joe Burgess, was added to by scores from George Williams and Tony Clubb as the Warriors impressed in front of England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones, who was a guest at the DW Stadium.Jonny Lomax grabbed a hat-trick of tries as St Helens bounced back from their surprise defeat at Wakefield with ...
Warrington captain Chris Hill facing suspension ahead of Challenge Cup clash v Wigan

Warrington captain Chris Hill facing suspension ahead of Challenge Cup clash v Wigan

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Chris HillMonday, June 12, 2017Warrington captain Chris Hill could miss Saturday's Challenge Cup clash against Wigan after being charged with reckless use of the shoulder.The prop forward was sin-binned in the ninth minute of Sunday's 36-16 defeat at Super League leaders Castleford Tigers for a shoulder charge on England team-mate Luke Gale.Hill has the option of submitting an early guilty plea for a grade B charge of reckless use of the shoulder, which usually carries a one or two-match suspension.If Hill submits an early guilty plea and is given a one-match ban he could then appeal that punishment and - if successful - the 29-year-old would be free to face Wigan.The Wolves will hope the change of competition can inspire them to a winning formula after losing their last four Super League ...