If Sarge is missing

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If Sarge is missing

Post by southportcdm » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:41 pm

Sorry to see that Sarge may not be fit for Sunday after he started the game well on Friday. This may however present a great opportunity to Forsyth or Hankinson. I see they're both playing for Swinton this afternoon so perhaps the best one gets to start in the WCC with Gilly back to his favoured side?

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Post by Mike » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:46 pm

I'd go hardaker with escare at FB. But if the others have good form I'll happily go with the coaches decision (I've not seen enough of hankinson to make a call)

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Post by ancientnloyal » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:04 pm

There is always Isa at centre will be a bit more tough to get past defensively but I’d have Escaré at FB Hardaker right centre, Gilly on the left
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Post by formulamoto » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:14 pm

dont count on morgan being chosen

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Post by josie andrews » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:30 pm

Lam sweats on Sarginson selection

Adrian Lam on Dan Sarginson’s hopes of a World Club Challenge appearance next Sunday.

Sarginson picked up an ankle injury in the first half of Wigan’s victory against Leeds on Friday.

Lam: “Because of a late fluid blow-up (in the ankle), we just made a decision: ‘let’s look forward to next week’.

England centre Dan Sarginson will be named in Wigan’s World Club Challenge side and be given until next Saturday morning to prove his fitness.

The 25-year-old played no part in the second half of the Warriors’ 34-16 win over Leeds at DW Stadium on Friday night after failing a dramatic fitness test during the break.

Coach Adrian Lam confirmed the former London and Gold Coast three-quarter was in serious doubt for the world title bout with Sydney Roosters at the same venue next Sunday night.

“I think the great thing about Sarginson and this game is we’ve got nine days,” Lam said.

“So we’re going to give him every opportunity - probably up until captain’s run. He’s a big part of our side, he’s a great leader within the side. He’s probably been in our top two pre-season trainers. He was going to go on in the second half so that’s a positive. Because of a late fluid blow-up (in the ankle), we just made a decision: ‘let’s look forward to next week’.

“We thought we had him covered. Let’s hope we made the right decision.”

Perth-born Sarginson suffered a season-ending shoulder injury after just six games for Gold Coast in 2017 and agreed to cut short his NRL stint, which was to also include last year, to rejoin Wigan.

While missing the World Club Challenge would obviously be a massive blow to the player himself - the shoulder injury also cost him two months of his return season - his unofficial wikipedia biographer would also no doubt be crestfallen.

The unknown chronicler wrote in Sarginson’s current Wiki entry: “Daníel, on the side of his career as an incredible rugby player, is partial to a vast knowledge of orca hunting strategy as he believes it will aid in his attacking prowess within his own sport.

“On cheat days, can be found indulging in a Roman bowl of chips, as history dictates the Emperors of Rome would, in their prime.”

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Re: If Sarge is missing

Post by fozzieskem » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:25 pm

If it where me I’d leave Hardaker where he is,Wigan are going to need him there next week and I’d go with Isa or at a push Hankinson.

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Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:13 pm

Not Isa for me, his positioning is poor and his tackling is average when playing at centre.
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Re: If Sarge is missing

Post by doc » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:33 pm

Forsyth got a try and Hankinson 2 goals for Swinton who had 10 Wigan or ex Wigan players in their squad today.

Personally I would go Gilly at left centre and Hankinson at right centre.

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Re: If Sarge is missing

Post by wigtop » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:01 am

I agree with doc. Where do we fit Sammut in the squad.? How about Sammut in the halves, Tommy and Escare on the bench. So, two forwards on the bench. Flower and Locky have played long minutes so perhaps we could manage only two bench forwards which raises the question, who will they be?

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