2006 Wigan Warriors season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

This article is about the 2006 season of the Wigan Warriors in the European Super League and Challenge Cup.

Statistics[edit]

Tries

# Name Tries
1 Chris Ashton 15
2 Pat Richards 12
3 Brett Dallas 10
4 Bryan Fletcher 10
4 Sean O'Loughlin 10

Goals

# Name Goals
1 Michael Dobson 57
2 Danny Tickle 33
3 Pat Richards 12
4 Danny Orr 5
5 Denis Moran 1

Points

# Name Points
1 Michael Dobson 134
2 Danny Tickle 78
3 Pat Richards 72
4 Chris Ashton 60
5 Brett Dallas 40

Appearances

# Name Appearances
1 Sean O'Loughlin 30
2 Chris Ashton 29
3 Mickey Higham 29
4 Danny Orr 26
5 Pat Richards 26

2006 squad[edit]

Number Player Position Previous club
1 Kris Radlinski Full Back Wigan Warriors Youth Development
2 Mark Calderwood Winger Leeds Rhinos
3 Pat Richards Centre Wests Tigers
4 David Vaealiki Centre Parramatta Eels
5 Brett Dallas Winger North Sydney Bears
6 Danny Orr Stand Off Castleford Tigers
7 Denis Moran Scrum Half London Broncos
8 Scott Logan Prop South Sydney Rabbitohs
9 Mickey Higham Hooker Bradford Bulls
10 Iafeta Paleaaesina Prop New Zealand Warriors
11 Gareth Hock Second Rower Wigan Warriors Youth Development
12 Bryan Fletcher Second Rower South Sydney Rabbitohs
13 Sean O'Loughlin Loose Forward Wigan Warriors Youth Development
14 Kevin Brown Stand Off Wigan Warriors Youth Development
15 Danny Tickle Second Rower Halifax
16 Bryn Hargreaves Prop Wigan Warriors Youth Development
17 Jerry Seu Seu Prop New Zealand Warriors
18 Wayne Godwin Hooker Castleford Tigers
19 Harrison Hansen Second Rower Wigan Warriors Youth Development
20 Michael Dobson Scrum Half Canberra Raiders
21 Chris Melling Winger Wigan Warriors Youth Development
22 Joel Tomkins Second Rower Wigan Warriors Youth Development
23 Paul Prescott Prop Wigan Warriors Youth Development
24 Darrell Goulding Centre Wigan Warriors Youth Development
25 Sean Gleeson Centre Wigan Warriors Youth Development
26 John Walker Centre Wigan Warriors Youth Development
27 Thomas Coyle Scrum Half Wigan Warriors Youth Development
28 Michael Mcilorum Hooker Wigan Warriors Youth Development
29 Chris Ashton Full Back Wigan Warriors Youth Development
30 Liam Colbon Winger Wigan Warriors Youth Development
31 Tim Jonkers Second Rower Salford City Reds
32 Oliver Wilkes Prop Whitehaven
33 Eamon O'Carroll Prop Wigan Warriors Youth Development
35 Nathan McAvoy Centre Leeds Rhinos
36 Danny Hill Second Rower Hull
37 Stuart Fielden Prop Bradford Bulls

Key players[edit]

Key players for Wigan Warriors in 2006 were:

  • Chris Ashton was brought into the Wigan squad at the start of 2006 as replacement for the injured Kris Radlinski. Ashton had impressed on his debut for Wigan in 2005 scoring two tries against Huddersfield Giants but in 2006 he showed good skill, pace and talent and impressed many Wigan fans and people within rugby league. He finished the 2006 as the leading try scorer at Wigan and his support play throughout the season was excellent, although some criticism was made about his defensive abilities he did earn a call into the England squad at the end of the year. Ashton was one of the most consistent players for Wigan through the 2006 and was a contender for the Young Player of the Year award.
  • Michael Dobson was signed by Wigan after he his loan finished with Catalans Dragons as a replacement for Denis Moran who had been released by Wigan a week earlier. Donson had impressed for Catalans Dragons bet when he signed for Wigan, Wigan were at the bottom of the league and facing relegation at the end of the season. His talents, organisation skills and goal kicking were a big factor in Wigan surviving relegation. In 2006 Michael Dobson was the most consistent goal kicker in Rugby League.
  • Stuart Fielden signed for Wigan from Bradford Bulls on 22 June 2006 for a Super League record transfer fee of £450,000. Fielden was regarded as one of the best props in the world by many and his influence in the Wigan team could clearly be seen. He was strong in both attack and defence and offered leadership and inspiration to the rest of the Wigan players. Fielden was defiantly one of the main reasons that Wigan survived relegation in 2006, not only did he provide a physical presence on the pitch he offered new hope to Wigan fans and players.

Transfers[edit]

2006 Transfer (In)

Name Signed From Fee Date
Pat Richards Wests Tigers 2005
Iafeta Paleaaesina New Zealand Warriors 2005
Scott Logan South Sydney Rabbitohs 2005
Bryan Fletcher South Sydney Rabbitohs 2005
Mark Calderwood Leeds Rhinos 2005
Mickey Higham Bradford Bulls 2005
Michael Dobson Canberra Raiders 2006
Oliver Wilkes Whitehaven 2006
Jordan James Swinton Lions 2006
Nathan McAvoy Leeds Rhinos 2006
Danny Hill Hull 2006
Stuart Fielden Bradford Bulls £450,000 2006

2006 Transfer (Out)

Name Sold To Fee Date
Steven Wild Huddersfield Giants 2005
Martin Aspinwall Huddersfield Giants 2005
Brian Carney Newcastle Knights 2005
Terry Newton Bradford Bulls 2005
Jerome Guisset Catalans Dragons 2005
Andrew Farrell Saracens F.C. 2005
David Allen Widnes Vikings 2005
Bob Beswick Widnes Vikings 2005
James Coyle Widnes Vikings 2005
Desi Williams Hull KR 2005
Liam Botham Retired 2005
Lee Jewitt Cronulla Sharks 2005
Denis Moran Released 2006
Jerry Seu Seu Retired 2006
Jordan James Widnes Vikings 2006
Kevin Brown Huddersfield Giants 2006
Kris Radlinski Retired 2006
Scott Logan Canberra Raiders 2006
Michael Dobson Canberra Raiders 2006
Wayne Godwin Hull 2006
Danny Tickle Hull 2006
Bryn Hargreaves St Helens 2006
Oliver Wilkes Widnes Vikings 2006
Chris Melling Harlequins RL 2006

2006 Loans (In)

Name Signed From Loan Started Loan Ended
Tim Jonkers Salford City Reds March 2006 May 2006

2006 Loans (Out)

Name Loan To Loan Started Loan Ended
Bryn Hargreaves Leigh Centurions June 2006 September 2006
Paul Prescott Leigh Centurions June 2006 September 2006
Jordan James Widnes Vikings May 2006 September 2006
Oliver Wilkes Widnes Vikings May 2006 September 2006
Kevin Brown Huddersfield Giants June 2006 September 2006

Staff[edit]

  • chief executive – Carol Banks
  • Chief Administrator – Mary Sharkey
  • Head Coach – Brian Noble
  • Head Coach – Ian Millward (Sacked April 2006)
  • Chairman – Maurice P. Lindsay

References[edit]