29 Jul 2020

Season Recap: Wigan Warriors

Wigan Warriors season so far.


 Where we are… 

Wigan Warriors’ 2019 season ended prematurely at the hands of underdogs, Salford Red Devils. 

However, Kris Radlinski had already moved to sign Red Devils’ talisman, Jackson Hastings, the 2019 Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel. 

Hastings was brought in to fill the boots of George Williams and has helped lead Wigan in 2020 to the summit of the Super League table. 

The team is balanced nicely with experience, match-winners and the emergence of young talent which stands Warriors in good stead not only for this year but the upcoming seasons.

Wigan’s last game in Super League before lockdown saw them play against a struggling Salford side and it was a shock four-point loss for Adrian Lam’s men.

His side had looked strong in their previous games, their only other loss this season came against Castleford Tigers in Round Two after a 16-10 win over Warrington Wolves in the opening round. 

Next Game… 

Warriors’ first game back is against Chris Chester’s Wakefield Trinity. Lam will be boosted by the return of centre Oliver Gildart, who missed the start of the season due to a shoulder injury he picked up on tour with Great Britain Lions. 

Ins & Outs 

John Bateman will return to Wigan in 2021 after a two-year spell with Canberra Raiders. During his time in the NRL, Bateman was an influential figure in their run to the 2019 Grand Final and was named Dally M Second Rower of the Year. 

Morgan Escaré and Wigan agreed to end his contract by mutual consent with the Frenchmen announcing that he will join Salford Red Devils from 2021.