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.
Rugby League is a tough old sport and the Warriors certainly felt the effects of that last season. On the plus side, how good was it to finally see all of those players return?
Having broken his foot late in 2016, Sam Tomkins was confirmed fit for the Challenge Cup quarter final and came back to kick the decisive drop-goal.
John Bateman made a try-scoring return in the same game after three months out with a shoulder problem.
Tony Clubb even had a kidney removed in 2017. He also made a try-scoring return, in the win over Widnes in July.
How good was it to see Micky Mcilorum back on the field in 2017? The Wigan hooker came back for the Good Friday Derby after a 14-month lay-off.
Oliver Gildart also missed 11 weeks of the season owing to a back injury but came back strong and won the Super League Young Player of the Year award.
Looking ahead, Morgan Escaré made a fine start to life at Wigan and will be looking to return to the side early in 2018.
Ben Flower was limited to just 13 games in 2017 but will come back next season.
Dom Manfredi will also be assured of a great reception from the Cherry and White army when he returns.
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