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WATCH: Wigan Warriors start pre-season training with a difference

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Rugby league's Wigan Warriors have started some pre-season training with a difference.

Last night they were combining conventional training with doing odd jobs in the community - from sweeping up leaves to painting church roofs.

It kept them up half the night.

Wigan Warriors at Wembley as Challenge Cup Final looms large

It's Rugby League's Challenge Cup Final tomorrow as the 19-time winners of the competition Wigan take on Hull.

On last night's programme we were with the Warriors as they departed for the capital.

Today they're enjoying a Wembley walkabout on the eve of the game.

Chris Hall is with them.


Rugby League: Wigan Warriors release cup final song

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Wigan Warriors are off to Wembley on Saturday where they'll face Hull in the Challenge Cup Final.

And to celebrate the occasion the Warriors have swapped the training ground for the recording studio and have today released their very own cup final song.

Chris Hall has more.

Think switching rugby codes is tough? Well it's not the hardest challenge Josh Charnley faced this year

Former Rugby League star Josh Charnley will bring the curtain down on his first season in Rugby Union as Sale take on Bath this Saturday.

The 25 year old winger left Wigan to join the Sharks back in October and admits the move has been tougher than he expected.

And, as David Chisnall reports, that's not the only big change in his life.


St Helens interim boss criticises red card during Wigan defeat

Wigan Warriors beat St Helens by 29 points to 18 in Super League earlier today.

It was a familiar Easter fixture though for St Helens the unfamiliar position of having no Head Coach.

Sean Long and Jamahl Lolesi are in temporary charge following this week's shock sacking of Keiron Cunningham.

Their job got a whole lot harder when Kyle Amor was sent off on 12 minutes for a high tackle on Liam Marshall. Lolesi criticised the decision in his press conference after the game at the DW Stadium.

It was an eighth successive Good Friday win for Wigan. It doesn't get any easier for Saints - who host Super League leaders Castleford on Monday.

Rugby League stars take a step outside their comfort zone

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Wigan Warriors academy rugby league players have been at a training session with a difference.

They've been visiting the Royal Ballet School in London.

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It's an attempt to add something different to their rigorous training programme, and to supplement the strength and conditioning work undertaken by the team.

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