Talking RL: What will be forgetten from a final to remember
In years to come, anyone looking at Wigan’s Grand Final line-up on Wikipedia or YouTube will say, ‘Not a bad team, that’.
And they’d be right.
But they won’t know from the team-list or the highlights that the side which got to Old Trafford was missing Sean O’Loughlin and Ben Flower, and had two recent academy-graduates in their ranks.
They won’t know that O’Loughlin hadn’t played and barely trained in more than two months.
They won’t see the wealth of talent - and chunk of the salary cap - which watched the game from the stands, in suits.
“We had a million quid on crutches,”... read more
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