Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wigan Sides to Play at DW on Same Day

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wigan Sides to Play at DW on Same Day

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WIGAN Warriors and Wigan Athletic will both play at the DW Stadium on the same day for the first time in their history.

League One Athletic will play Rochdale at 1.30pm on Easter Monday, with the Warriors facing Hull KR in the Super League at 8pm.

The two sides have shared the ground since 1999. Warriors chairman Ian Lenagan said: "We apologise to Wigan fans for this change of timing which is completely outside of our control and thank Wigan Athletic, Hull KR and Rochdale AFC for their cooperation and positive assistance in allowing the match at least to take place on Easter Monday rather than at another venue or being postponed."

Meanwhile, Warriors coach Shaun Wane will consider dipping into the transfer market for a new hooker after potentially losing Michael McIlorum for six months. …

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