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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.

  • WATCH: ITV report from David Chisnall


Manchester Thunder put Wigan Warriors through their paces

It's an unlikely collaboration between two Super League clubs but it's one that seems to work.

Reigning Rugby League champions the Wigan Warriors have continued their preparations for the new season by swapping the rugby pitch for the netball court.

They've been put through their paces by players from the Manchester Thunder as part of a pre-season project to share skills.

Sarah Rogers went along to see them in action:

Luke Rhoden Inquest hears doctor told police they were 'going to kill' him

Luke Rhoden Credit: ITV Granada

An inquest has heard that a doctor told police officers who were restraining former Wigan Warriors player Luke Rhoden 'You are asphyxiating him, you are going to kill him.'

Dom Crosby swaps Wigan for Warrington

The 25-year-old will join the Wolves for the 2016/17 campaign Credit: PA

Wigan Warriors prop forward Dom Crosby has left the club to join rivals Warrington Wolves.

The 25-year-old broke into the first team at the DW Stadium in 2013, playing in four consecutive Grand Finals and making 102 appearances for the Warriors.

Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan said the club were unable to commit to a new and improved contract for Crosby.

After internal discussions, it was felt that the team had more than enough strength in the front-row to allow Dom to leave. The arrival of Romain Navarrete and the promising future for Academy graduate, Joe Bretherton, is a cost-effective and highly promising pairing for the future which, together with our existing 7 senior middles, gives us more than enough coverage in this position.

– Ian Lenagan, Chairman

Having handed Dom his debut in 2012 it has been a pleasure to watch him grow and mature both on and off the field. Dom has enjoyed success at the Wigan Club winning two Grand Finals and playing over 100 games. He endured a difficult spell at the start of the year because of injury but bounced back well and deservedly walked away from Old Trafford last week with a winners' ring.

This was a difficult decision but one that we felt was right for all parties. Everyone at the Club wishes Dom well.

– Shaun Wane, Head Coach
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