2007 Wigan Warriors season
2006 was a poor season for Wigan finishing 8th overall in the Super League but for most of the season they were battling with relegation. In 2007 Wigan will look to avoid another season like 2006, many players from the 2006 squad have left Wigan and been replaced by players such as Trent Barrett, Phil Bailey and Thomas Leuluai who will be important members of the 2007 Wigan squad. Players like Stuart Fielden and Chris Ashton who has impressive season in 2006 will be looking to continue their form in 2007 and some young academy player such as Darrell Goulding, Paul Prescott and Michael Mcilorum will be looking to break into the first team in 2007. Wigan start the season with a tough home fixture against Warrington Wolves. Wigan will play local rivals St Helens 4 times during the regular season including a match in Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
↑ Wigan Warriors only played a second grade squad against Whitehaven, mostly made up of players from the Wigan Warriors Academy.
Final League Table
|8||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||27||11||1||15||596||714||−118||23|
|11||Hull Kingston Rovers||27||10||0||17||491||723||−232||20|
|12||Salford City Reds||22||6||1||20||475||874||−399||13|
1Bradford deducted 2 points for breaching of salary cap rules.
2Wigan deducted 4 points for breaching salary cap rules.
Wigan Warriors round by round progress during the 2007 Super League season
2007 Full squad
1 Denotes a player who left Wigan Warriors during 2007. For more information see Transfers Section
Transfer for 2007 (In)
|Name||Transferred from||Fee||Date signed|
|Phil Bailey||Cronulla Sharks||Free Transfer||May 2006|
|Trent Barrett||St George Illawarra Dragons||Free Transfer||May 2006|
|Thomas Leuluai||Harlequins RL||Free Transfer||December 2006|
|Shane Millard||Leeds Rhinos||Free Transfer||December 2006|
|Michael Withers||Bradford Bulls||Free Transfer||December 2006|
|Mark Flanagan||Bradford Bulls||£10,900||January 2007|
Transfer for 2007 (Out)
|Name||Transferred to||Fee||Date released|
|Brett Dallas||Retired||September 2006|
|Michael Dobson||Canberra Raiders||Return From Loan||September 2006|
|Wayne Godwin||Hull||Free Transfer||September 2006|
|Scott Logan||Canberra Raiders||Free Transfer||September 2006|
|Chris Melling||Harlequins RL||Free Transfer||September 2006|
|Oliver Wilkes||Widnes Vikings||Free Transfer||September 2006|
|Bryn Hargreaves||St Helens||Released||October 2006|
|Danny Sculthorpe||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||Released||October 2006|
|Danny Tickle||Hull||Free Transfer||October 2006|
|Danny Orr||Harlequins RL||Free Transfer||October 2006|
|Nathan McAvoy||Bradford Bulls||Released||February 2007|
|Sean Gleeson||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||Released||May 2007|
|Michael Withers||Retired||June 2007|
|Chris Ashton||Northampton Saints||Released||August 2007|
2007 Loans (Out)
|Name||Loan to||Loan started||Loan ended|
|Sean Gleeson||Huddersfield Giants||February 2007||April 2007|
|Danny Hill||Hull Kingston Rovers||April 2007||May 2007|
|Joel Tomkins||Widnes Vikings||August 2007||Current|
Club personnel 2008
President – Peter Higginbottom Life Members – Joe Egan, Billy Blan, Johnny Lawrenson
Owner and chairman – Ian Lenagan (as from 1 December 2007) company secretary – Paul Wright
Head Coach – Brian Noble Assistant Coach – Phil Veivers
- "Ashton handed early Wigan release". BBC Sport. 20 August 2007.
- Official site
- Wigan RL 2007 Season on the Wigan RL Fansite.
- Wigan RL 2007 Senior Academy Team on the Wigan RL Fansite.
- Wigan RL 2007 Junior Academy Team on the Wigan RL Fansite.
- Wigan-Warriors fan site