Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Familiar Figures Back for Wigan

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Familiar Figures Back for Wigan

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RETURNING Warriors Joe Burgess and Thomas Leuluai have both been handed their former Wigan shirt numbers for the 2017 Super League season.

Winger Burgess wore the number five jersey in the 2015 campaign in which he scored 29 tries in 26 appearances and was selected in the Super League Dream team. At the end of that year, he departed the club and headed to Australia, first with Sydney Roosters, before linking up with former Wigan boss Michael McGuire at South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Leuluai is currently part of the New Zealand Test side that is competing in the Four Nations tournament, but his second Warriors debut may be delayed by an injury suffered in the Kiwis shock draw with Scotland on Friday night.

The half-back broke his jaw in two places in an accidental clash of heads and will require surgery. …

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