1997 Wigan Warriors season

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1997 Wigan Warriors season
Super League II 4th
Play-off result Won Premiership Final
Challenge Cup 4th round
1997 record Wins: 14; Draws: 0; Losses: 8
Points scored For: 683; Against: 398
Team information
Stadium Central Park
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The 1997 Wigan Warriors season was the 102nd season in the club's rugby league history and the second season in the Super League. Coached by Eric Hughes, the Warriors competed in Super League II and finished in 4th place, but went on the win the Premiership Final at Old Trafford against St Helens. The club also competed in the 1997 Challenge Cup, and were knocked out in the fourth round by St Helens.

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 22 20 0 2 769 397 +372 40
2 London Broncos 22 15 3 4 616 418 +198 33
3 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 22 14 1 7 592 506 +86 29
4 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 22 14 0 8 683 398 +285 28
5 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 22 13 1 8 544 463 +81 27
6 Redscolours.svg Salford Reds 22 11 0 11 428 495 -67 22
7 Faxcolours.svg Halifax Blue Sox 22 8 2 12 524 549 -49 18
8 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles 22 9 0 13 415 574 -159 18
9 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 22 8 0 14 437 647 -210 16
10 Cascolours.png Castleford Tigers 22 5 2 15 334 515 -181 12
11 Paris Saint-Germain 22 6 0 16 362 572 -210 12
12 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Bears 22 4 1 17 461 631 -170 9
Champions Relegated

Squad[edit]

Players marked * left the club during the season.

No Player
1 Kris Radlinski
2 Jason Robinson
3 Va'aiga Tuigamala *
4 Gary Connolly
5 Rob Smyth
6 Henry Paul
7 Shaun Edwards *
8 Neil Cowie
9 Mick Cassidy
10 Terry O'Connor
11 Simon Haughton
13 Andy Farrell
14 Craig Murdock
15 Andy Johnson
16 Danny Ellison
17 Stephen Holgate
18 Stuart Lester
20 Nigel Wright
21 Daryl Cardiss
22 Paul Johnson
23 Ian Sherratt
24 Sean Long *
25 Gaël Tallec
26 Doc Murray
27 Martin Hall
28 Paul Koloi
29 Lee Hansen
30 Tony Smith
31 Ian Talbot
32 Neil Baynes
33 Lee Gilmour
34 Jon Clarke

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Player Pos From Fee Date Ref
Tony Smith Scrum half Castleford Tigers £150,000 March 1997
Lee Hansen Prop forward Widnes Vikings Exchange April 1997
Paul Koloi Centre Canterbury Cardinals May 1997
Denis Betts Second-row Auckland Warriors May 1997
Tony Mestrov Prop forward London Broncos November 1997
Mark Bell Winger St. George Dragons November 1997
Robbie McCormack Hooker Hunter Mariners November 1997
Danny Moore Centre Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles December 1997

Out[edit]

Player Pos To Fee Date Ref
Kelvin Skerrett Prop forward Halifax Free January 1997
Va'aiga Tuigamala Centre Newcastle Falcons £500,000 February 1997
Shaun Edwards Scrum half London Broncos Undisclosed March 1997
Sean Long Scrum half Widnes Vikings Exchange April 1997
Matthew Knowles Widnes Vikings Exchange April 1997

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