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McNamara revealed that uncapped twins George and Tom will join older brother Sam in the 24-man squad
Sam Tomkins hopes to be relieved of the Wigan captaincy for his last game for the club – Saturday’s Super League Grand Final against Warrington at Old Trafford.
Last season's beaten finalists will contest the Super League Grand Final after narrowly getting the better of Huddersfield for the fourth time in 2013. Two tries from their leading scorer, Joel Monaghan, put them on their way to victory as the Wolves showed again that they are the one side that has the Giants' number.
Wigan are one match away from a Grand Final after a hard-fought victory at a near-waterlogged ground here tonight. Two tries from Josh Charnley gave the Warriors the edge in filthy conditions. They now have next weekend off, whilst Huddersfield, the most consistent side all year, have to try to take advantage of their second chance. This was a reminder for them that finals football is a different proposition.
Two late drop goals from Daniel Holdsworth prevented Wigan from showing that whatever their Challenge Cup-winning senior players can do to Hull, their young reserves can do too.
Iain Thornley and Sam Tomkins run in tries but dour final fails to live up to the ‘best ever’ clash between these two sides at Wembley back in 1985
All eyes today will be on departing full-back
When it comes to Rugby League Challenge Cup finals, no two names resonate together quite like Hull and Wigan.
Huddersfield duly regained first place in the Super League, setting up a possible League Leaders’ Trophy decider at Wigan on Friday.
The Warriors went back to the top of Super League, but only after an uneven performance that left unanswered the key question about Wigan this season: Can they play without Sam Tomkins?
Wigan 48 Widnes 4
Bradford 12 Warrington 26
United can secure the league with victory tonight
In a cruel blow, Newcastle's Ryan Taylor has suffered a recurrence of the cruciate knee ligament injury which has kept him out of action for the last eight months – just as he was set to return. The 28-year-old midfielder could now miss most, if not all, of next season.
Salford named Brian Noble as their new coach before kick-off and then gave him a demonstration of the strengths and weaknesses of the squad he will inherit.
Despite injuries and a tough schedule Warriors are showing signs the glory days could be back