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Post Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:57 am
Posted by Wigg'n on Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:57 am
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When/where are they? I can’t find any info on the official site.
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Post Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:11 pm
Posted by Grimmy on Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:11 pm
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Wigg'n wrote:
When/where are they? I can’t find any info on the official site.

Reserves v Skolars on Fri 19th
First team v Leigh Sun 21st
Reserves v Swinton Sun 28th
http://wiganwarriors.com/news/2017-12-04-2018-pre-season
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Post Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:23 pm
Posted by Wigg'n on Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:23 pm
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Post Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:51 am
Posted by wigginswarrior on Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:51 am
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Grimmy wrote:
Reserves v Skolars on Fri 19th
Three or four players from the First team v Leigh Sun 21st
Reserves v Swinton Sun 28th
http://wiganwarriors.com/news/2017-12-04-2018-pre-season


Edited for accuracy.
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Post Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:41 am
Posted by Cokey on Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:41 am
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You mean edited to save face, when we run another 50 past ya. :D
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Post Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:56 pm
Posted by Levrier on Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:56 pm
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I always wonder if we could get more out of friendlies. We never see a full team run out before the season kicks off. I wonder if we would be better served by playing combinations of players together to build up some fluency in these run outs. Obviously getting all the halfbacks/ pivots working together would be beneficial. We seem to use the warm up games more to sort out which fringe players will be going where. :CRAZY:
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Post Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:18 pm
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I always wonder if we could get more out of friendlies. We never see a full team run out before the season kicks off. I wonder if we would be better served by playing combinations of players together to build up some fluency in these run outs. Obviously getting all the halfbacks/ pivots working together would be beneficial. We seem to use the warm up games more to sort out which fringe players will be going where. :CRAZY:

I don't have any stats to back it up, but it seems to me that many SL teams are struggling with the week-in week-out intensity under the current system, which is resulting in a lot of injuries. It's a big difference to when we had a 14 team league and only needed to make the top 8. Perhaps that, combined with the World Cup, has influenced them in not wanting a challenging friendly schedule for the first choice players, and wanting to get a good look at the reserves.
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Post Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:50 pm
Posted by Levrier on Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:50 pm
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Grimmy wrote:
I don't have any stats to back it up, but it seems to me that many SL teams are struggling with the week-in week-out intensity under the current system, which is resulting in a lot of injuries. It's a big difference to when we had a 14 team league and only needed to make the top 8. Perhaps that, combined with the World Cup, has influenced them in not wanting a challenging friendly schedule for the first choice players, and wanting to get a good look at the reserves.

I must admit that that is an issue, however I would like to see our 6, 7, 9 combinations given a run before they have to do it for real.
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Post Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:54 pm
Posted by NickyKiss on Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:54 pm
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I’d hope we’d go pretty strong against Leigh and Swinton given we look reasonably fit and healthy at the minute. It’s looking like our spine is going to change so the practice at getting them combinations going will be needed.

No point playing Lockers but I’d hope we’d see all of Escare, Tomkins, Williams, Powell and Leuluai in at least one of those fixtures. We obviously had Williams and Leuluai away at the World Cup but they hardly had to break sweat given the minutes they played (and due to an early exit in Tommy’s case).
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Post Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:39 pm
Posted by fleabag on Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:39 pm
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Reserves v Skolars on Fri 19th - £20
First team v Leigh Sun 21st - £20
Reserves v Swinton Sun 28th - £10
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