If Sarge is missing

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nathan_rugby
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Re: If Sarge is missing

Post by nathan_rugby » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:49 pm

wigtop wrote:
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?
You mustn't really understand the game of Rugby League if you are honestly suggesting just having two forwards on the bench. Let alone making that suggestion for the WCC against Sydney Roosters. A team a few years ago completely out size / strength / paced us.
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Re: If Sarge is missing

Post by pearsy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:13 pm

He regularly goes missing in defending his on line What's the latest on DM will he play

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Re: If Sarge is missing

Post by widdenoldboy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:29 pm

Four forwards on the bench is most likely, I'd go with Escare at FB, Hardaker at centre.

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Re: If Sarge is missing

Post by pedro » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:22 am

if we dont play Hankinson then we may aswell release him. No point having a centre and when a centre is injured swapping plenty around to cover him.
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Re: If Sarge is missing

Post by First Try Tickle » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:07 am

pedro wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:22 am
if we dont play Hankinson then we may aswell release him. No point having a centre and when a centre is injured swapping plenty around to cover him.
I totally agree. Zak has been so steady at fullback in the first 2 games, it would be crazy to move him. We then have a centre as back up and people are even mentioning Isa.

I'd have played Hankinson against Leeds after the way Sarge was against Saints.

He's a big strong lad with a chance to prove, plus it means we can put Gildart back on the left which made a massive difference to our attack on Friday.

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Re: If Sarge is missing

Post by josie andrews » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:25 am

Wigan Warriors centre Dan Sarginson winning race to be fit for World Club Challenge

The centre was withdrawn at half-time in Friday’s 34-16 win against Leeds after rolling his ankle. Adrian Lam admitted afterwards he was a doubt for Sunday’s showdown with the Sydney Roosters.

But Sarginson is recovering well and Lam is hoping he will be fit to play. Chris Hankinson, recruited from Swinton midway through last year, has been put on stand-by. Lam said:

“Dan has pulled up pretty good which is a positive sign. “We’ll give him as late as possible. We’ve brought in Chris Hankinson to cover for him but I think Sarginson will be okay.”

Hankinson only played two matches last season before being sidelined by a detached retina. He turned out for former club Swinton on dual-registration last Sunday.

Lam has no other fresh injury worries or suspension concerns, Sean O’Loughlin was charged with making dangerous contact, but does not face a ban, while he has welcomed a player back to his senior squad. Jarrod Sammut was ruled out of the first two matches of the season after being banned for making contact with the referee during a friendly at Salford. The ex-London Broncos halfback was signed in the winter and is yet to play a competitive match. Lam suggested he would stick with the 17 players who faced Saints and Leeds – with four forwards on the bench – and bring Sammut in the frame over the following fortnight. “Jarrod is available for selection, he’ll play a role in the next two or three weeks,” he said.

Winger Dom Manfredi is unlikely to figure after minor surgery on his knee, but hasn’t been ruled out because he has an assessment tomorrow.

Wigan yesterday reported the South Stand was close to being a sell-out and only a few hundred are available in the East Stand. The Warriors have made no secret of the fact they are aiming for a capacity crowd.

Bookmakers Betfred, the current Super League partners, will be title sponsors of the World Club Challenge. Super League chief executive Robert Elstone said: “We are pleased to have secured Betfred as the title partner for this weekend’s game. “The new sponsorship goes hand in hand with Betfred’s support of the Super League competition. We wish the Wigan Warriors the best of luck against the Roosters.”

Sydney Roosters are currently in France but relocate to the UK on Thursday and will attend a launch event in Wigan that evening.

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Re: If Sarge is missing

Post by jobo » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:26 am

pedro wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:22 am
if we dont play Hankinson then we may aswell release him. No point having a centre and when a centre is injured swapping plenty around to cover him.
Spot on.

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