2017 World Champions
As 2017 draws to a close and 2018 edges ever closer we take a look back on the year that was and look forward to the year ahead.
One of the undoubted highlights of 2017 was the World Club Challenge win when the Warriors beat Cronulla Sharks to become the first team to ever win four world titles.
Cronulla arrived in the UK on a high having been crowned NRL Champions for the first time in their history.
NRL teams had won the last four World Club Challenges and the Sharks named their strongest possible squad as the made the journey over to the UK.
A near capacity crowd awaited the sides at the DW Stadium.
Wigan made a strong start and Joe Burgess scored two first half tries to see the Warriors lead 10-0 at the break.
Oliver Gildart’s 45th minute try extended Wigan’s lead and whilst Jesse Ramien got one back for Cronulla the Warriors always looked like winning.
Joe Burgess’ late try capped a fine afternoon for the Warriors as they recorded a 22-6 victory.
George Williams was one of many standout performers for the Warriors taking home the Man of the Match award.
The skipper, Sean O’Loughlin, also on top form as he finally collected the World Club trophy that had long eluded him.
The Warriors became the first team in Rugby League history to win the World Club Challenge on four occasions.
Wigan Warriors 22-6 Cronulla Sharks
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