Wigan Warriors Rugby League Football Club is a professional rugby league club based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. The club's competes in the Stobart Super League and are the current League Leader's Shield holders.
Founded in 1872, Wigan was a founding member of the Northern Rugby Football Union following the schism from the Rugby Football Union in 1895. Wigan is the most successful club in the history of British rugby league, having won 19 League Championships (including 2 Super League Grand Finals), 18 Challenge Cups and 3 World Club Challenge trophies. The club is the fourth most successful in the Super League era, behind St Helens, Bradford and Leeds.
Wigan had a period of sustained success from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, winning the Challenge Cup eight seasons in succession and the League Championship seven seasons in succession.
The club plays its home matches at the DW Stadium, having played at Central Park between 1902-1999.
The current head coach is Shaun Wane. Iestyn Harris and Paul Deacon are assistant coaches. The club captain is Sean O'Loughlin.
Famous quotes containing the word warriors:
“We are but warriors for the working day.
Our gayness and our gilt are all besmirched
With rainy marching in the painful field.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)