Wigan reject Sevens offer

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Wigan have turned down an invitation to defend their title at the Middlesex Sevens this year, writes Dave Hadfield.

The first rugby league club to compete in the tournament struck a propaganda blow for the code by beating all-comers last season, but they feel that their commitments are too heavy this time.

"In many ways we regret not being able to return to Twickenham," said the Wigan chairman, Jack Robinson, "but we are faced this year with the most intense programme and are determined to go all out to win the Super League Championship."

Halifax, whose Super League match against Wigan would have been postponed, had already registered a protest against the holders taking part.