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Wigan Warriors Coach Stuart Raper has announced an unchanged 17 for Saturday's home Tetley's Super League clash against Widnes Vikings 6.05pm KO. --- Shaun Briscoe, Brian Carney, Martin Aspinwall, Sean O'Loughlin, David Hodgson, Nick Graham, Adrian Lam, Terry O'Connor, Terry Newton, Craig Smith, Mick Cassidy, Danny Tickle, Andrew Farrell
Wigan are looking to complete a league double over Neil Kellys side after a narrow 22-18 victory at the Halton Stadium back in May.
Speaking about the clash Stuart said, "Although they got beat last week, they have been going alright, watching the Bradford game they didn't play too bad. I am not going to isolate any one player, they are a well drilled side, I rate Neil Kelly as a Coach very highly."
Asked about what reception he thought he might get following the news of his departure at the end of the season, Stuart added, "I don't know, I have been inundated with emails and letters and they have all been very supportive, it's been pleasing so far and I hope the fans understand why I made this decision and can support myself and the team for the rest of the season."