Wigan's Injury
crisis leads to a loan request

Wigan's injury list has worsened following the Good Friday win over St.Helens with Ricky Bibey out with a broken bone in his back, Mark Roberts with a dead leg and Mark Smith with a shoulder problem.

The club now face with great difficulty Bradford Bulls on 2nd May followed by Leeds Rhinos on 6th May. The club have attempted to take players in on loan from Rochdale and Hunslet but to no avail. The club have though received an offer of help from Australian club Cronulla Sharks. Wigan Coach Stuart Raper said,

"Our Chairman Maurice Lindsay is a close friend of Chris Anderson, the Cronulla Coach and Chris has kindly allowed us to take Nick Graham on loan until the end of the season. We tried desperately to get a player in on loan from the National League Competition but players were either injured or unavailable."

Raper continued,

"We are in a more difficult situation than we were before Good Friday as many of our senior players are still unavailable. It is getting to a near impossible stage where we are even struggling to field a side. Nick Graham is a Back Row/ Loose Forward who will provide much needed cover "

Chairman Maurice Lindsay added,

"We are fortunate to have a good friend in Chris Anderson who is helping us out at our time of need."

Nick is scheduled to arrive in England early next week to meet up with the rest of the Warriors squad ahead of the Bradford game.

Player Stats:

Date of Birth 01/10/74 Height 6' Weight 98kg Birthplace Sydney.

For any more information contact Graham Emmerson on 01942 774000