Wigan end Shaun Wane’s reign as head coach on a high as the Warriors clinch the Super League Grand Final.
2018 Club Record
Competition Points: 32
2018 Player Achievements
Most Tries: Liam Marshall
Most Points: Sam Tomkins
Wigan certainly met their on-field expectations by winning the Super League Grand Final. They are such a prestigious team in British Rugby League and are always up, battling at the top of the league for silverware so fans would have expected them to be in the mix for a place at Old Trafford and that’s exactly what happened.
Not only that, the Warriors went on to win it, beating their second nearest rivals, Warrington while they were at it. Denying the Cheshire side a first, illusive Grand Final win. In Shaun Wane’s final season too, it was fantastic achievement for everybody associated with the club.
Winger Liam Marshall was injured at a point in the season, he scored 16 tries all together over the course of the entire season.
Wigan’s youth system is fantastic, they bring grassroots talent through season, after season and 2018 was no different. He played stints during 2017 but Winger, Tom Davies hardly ever missed a game throughout the course of 2018 and he scored a try in the Grand Final of the season we’re talking about.
NothingButLeague Player of the Season
The NothingButLeague player of the season for Wigan, goes to Fullback, Sam Tomkins. Tomkins was tremendous at the back for Wigan this past season. Picking up the most points, mainly from the boot. His pace, tricky footwork, attitude to the game helps him and his fellow Warriors teammates, over the finishing line in most games. He isn’t particular liked by fans, mainly supporters of Warrington & St Helens but Wigan fans love him, he is a fantastic player who has made a brilliant impact at the club this year, on the field in Shaun Wane’s final season. Although, him being the NBL player of the season is ironic considering he won’t be playing in a Wigan jersey next year, as Tomkins takes the plunge over to the south of France to play with the winners of the Challenge Cup, 2018, the Catalans Dragons.
2019 GAINS AND LOSSES
Joe Greenwood (Gold Coast Titans, 2020)
John Bateman (Canberra Raiders), Ryan Sutton (Canberra Raiders), Joel Tomkins (Hull Kingston Rovers), Sam Tomkins (Catalan Dragons)