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Wigan Warriors showing Super League consistency

Tomkins has scored 23 tries this season. (©GettyImages)
Tomkins has scored 23 tries this season. (©GettyImages).

Wigan Warriors once again look set to become the Super League Shield winners despite their loss to St Helens last night. 

The big question is: How have they done this and can they carry there good form into the playoffs? 

With the likes of Thomas Leuluai and Bret Finch leaving the Warriors over the off-season, many would have believed that the Warriors were in for tough season but once again they have blown many teams apart this year. 

A big part has been down to the form of top players Sam Tomkins and Josh Charnley, who are both towards the top of the leagues try scoring list; Charnely has 25 in first and Tomkins has 23 in second with the nearest rival Ben Crooks from Hull FC on 19. 

The biggest surprise has to be the youth contingent such as Logan Tomkins, Anthony Gelling and Sam Powell being some of the names to come through the youth system and into the main squad this year. 

Due to Pat Richards being in top former again this season, he is second on the most goals list behind Danny Brough from Huddersfield Giants. 

So I think due to the blend of youth and more experienced talent, the squad has worked well this year to be top of the league. 

I also think the coaching staff have worked wonders with the squad to keep the good form throughout the season.

Due to these outstanding players the Wigan boys have achieved tremendous results such as the Super League record win over Hull KR, which was 84-6. 

This was a proud moment for the team because it showed there dominance over a top eight side in the league. 

It hasn't all been plain sailing for the Wigan side, however. 

They have suffered defeats to Warrington Wolves and the Giants throughout the season as well as St Helens last night, but one thing the side is good at is responding well the week after a tough loss. 

The side have also shown good cup form with them currently in the semi-final of the Challenge Cup and looking strong.


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Sam Tomkins
Wigan Warriors
Super League
Rugby League

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