Tomkins makes NRL debut

Former Wigan Warriors rugby league star Sam Tomkins has made his debut in Australia's National Rugby League.

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Super League: St Helens Saints 14 - 33 Wigan Warriors

Wigan Warriors' Liam Farrell is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a try during the First Utility Super League match Credit: Press Association

Reigning champions Wigan turned on the style to end the 100 per cent First Utility Super League record of rivals St Helens in a Good Friday derby of pure quality in front of a sell-out Langtree Park crowd of 17,980.

Wigan Warriors' Liam Farrell celebrates as he runs over to score a try during the at Langtree Park, St Helens. Credit: Press Association

England second-rower Liam Farrell produced two devastating finishes to score two of the Warriors' five tries and former St Helens scrum-half Matty Smith kicked six goals and a drop goal in a 33-14 victory, Wigan's fifth in a row that takes them to within four points of their table-topping rivals.


Wigan Warriors' Josh Charnley 'out for two months' with injury

Wigan's Josh Charnley Credit: PA Pictures

Wigan winger Josh Charnley will be out for up to two months with a knee injury.

Charnley, Super League's leading try-scorer for each of the last two seasons, twisted his knee in the early stages of the Warriors' 58-6 Challenge Cup win over Dewsbury.

"Josh is going to be out for six to eight weeks," Wane said. "He doesn't need an operation but needs time off his legs. He's slightly twisted his knee but there's no ligament damage."

Top try-scorer Josh Charnley Credit: PA Pictures

Reserve winger Dom Manfredi is set to deputise, starting with Friday's home game against London Broncos, who have yet to win a game in 2014. Wane admits he is tempted to rest some of his senior players ahead of the Easter schedule.

"I'll pick a very competitive team," Wane said. "We've had a few tough games this year so, if I need to rest someone before the Good Friday game at St Helens, I will.

"I've not made my mind up yet.''

Wigan boss Shaun Wane "disappointed" by Warrington

Tonight's Super League clash between Warrington and Wigan has a bit of added spice.

Wigan believe their rivals helped to plot their downfall in the World Club Challenge.

The Warriors were beaten by the Sydney Roosters in Australia last month, just weeks after Warrington had been down under on a pre-season trip.

The Wolves held a series of training sessions with the Aussie champions.


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