2010 season: In stats

After concluding our rewind to the 2010 season on Wigan TV this week, Club Historian Keith Sutch provides all the key stats and facts from what was a memorable year for the Warriors.

General facts

  • It was Michael Maguire’s first season in charge as Head Coach 
  • Sean O’Loughlin was the Club Captain 
  • Wigan’s first game was against North Wales Crusaders at the DW Stadium on 5th February (won 38-6)
  • 29 players were used overall throughout the season
  • Wigan played 34 matches overall in all competitions (27 league games)
  • Pat Richards, Sam Tomkins and Joel Tomkins played in all 34 games across the year
  • Wigan finished top of the league and won the League Leaders’ Shield (the first time the Club won the trophy)
  • Warriors beat Leeds 6-26 at Headingley in the Play-Off Elimination Semi-Final to progress to the Grand Final
  • Wigan won the Super League Grand Final trophy for the first time in 12 years after overcoming St Helens 22-10 at Old Trafford 
Super League Champions 2010, Wigan Warriors.
  • Tommy Leuluai won the Harry Sunderland Man of the Match Trophy 
  • At the Man of Steel Awards, Pat Richards won the Man of Steel and Michael Maguire won the Coach of the Year
Coach of the Year, Michael Maguire.
  • Pat Richards, Sam Tomkins, Joel Tomkins and Sean O’Loughlin were all named in the 2010 Super League Dream Team (the first time for all four) 
  • Across the season, Wigan scored 12 hat-tricks (three tries or more) – Pat Richards scored three, Karl Pryce and Darrell Goulding scored three, Sam Tomkins scored two and Amos Roberts scored one
  • Wigan’s biggest victory in the season came against Salford (60-10) on 9th July at the DW Stadium

Stats

League stats

  • 27 games
  • Won 22 
  • Drew 0 
  • Lost 5 
  • Points: 44
  • Points For: 922
  • Points Against: 411 (best defence in the league)
  • Points Difference: 511

League and Play-Off stats

  • 31 games
  • Won 25
  • Drew 0 
  • Lost 6
  • Points For: 1038
  • Points Against: 472 
  • Points Difference: 566
  • 180 tries
  • 159 goals
  • 1038 points
  • Top tryscorer: Pat Richards (31)

2010 Super League final standings 

  1. Wigan
  2. St Helens 
  3. Warrington Wolves
  4. Leeds Rhinos
  5. Huddersfield Giants 
  6. Hull FC 
  7. Hull KR 
  8. North Wales Crusaders 
  9. Castleford Tigers 
  10. Bradford Bulls 
  11. Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 
  12. Salford City Reds 
  13. Harlequins
  14. Catalans Dragons 

Wigan’s squad

  1. Cameron Phelps
  2. Amos Roberts 
  3. Martin Gleeson 
  4. George Carmont 
  5. Pat Richards
  6. Sam Tomkins 
  7. Tommy Leuluai 
  8. Stuart Fielden 
  9. Mark Riddell 
  10. Andy Coley 
  11. Harrison Hansen 
  12. Joel Tomkins 
  13. Sean O’Loughlin 
  14. Paul Prescott 
  15. Michael McIlorum 
  16. Phil Bailey 
  17. Iefeta Paleaaesina  
  18. Warriors fans 
  19. Paul Deacon 
  20. Karly Pryce 
  21. Eamon O’Carroll
  22. Shaun Ainscough 
  23. Lee Mossop
  24. Darrell Goudling 
  25. Liam Farrell
  26. Ben Davies 
  27. Stefan Marsh 
  28. Joe Mellor (didn’t play a game)
  29. Chris Tuson 
  30. Josh Veivers (didn’t play a game)
  31. Josh Charnley 
  32. Johnny Walker 
  33. Iain Thornley (didn’t play a game) 
  34. Neil Holland (didn’t play a game)

Debutants 

  • Six players made their debut in 2010 
  • Paul Deacon, Liam Farrell, Johnny Walker, Stefan Marsh, Ben Davies and Josh Charnley all made their first appearances for the Club 
  • Farrell and Charnley both scored on debut 

Stand-out: Pat Richards

All competitions

  • 34 games
  • 32 tries
  • 167 goals
  • 462 points

League and Play-Offs

  • 31 games
  • 31 tries
  • 155 goals
  • 434 points
Pat Richards with the Super League trophy.

Super League only

  • 27 games
  • 29 tries
  • 136 goals
  • 388 points

Facts

  • Scored a Super League record on 26th February in a 58-0 win over Catalans Dragons – 38 points (five tries, nine goals) – those five tries equalled Wigan’s try scoring record for a single Super League game – Jason Robinson, Tony Smith and Josh Charnley are the others
  • Equalled Andy Farrell’s 2001 Super League record of most points in a regular league season with 388 
  • Scored 434 points in the regular league season and Play-Offs – still a club record 
  • Scored 462 points in all competitions – still a club regular season record
  • Scored three hat-tricks across the season (vs Catalans, Wakefield and Hull FC)
  • Converted ten goals in a 60-10 victory against Salford on 9th February

Attendances 

  • The highest attendance at the DW Stadium was 22,701 on 16thJuly against Warrington (lost 16-23)
  • The Grand Final attendance vs St Helens at Old Trafford was 71,526
The teams walk out at Old Trafford for the 2010 Grand Final.

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