Even before the friendlies in Sydney this weekend, Wigan and Hull’s trip to New South Wales is being considered a successful adventure. Around 5,000 fans travelled, thousands more ex-pats came out to support their hometown teams in Wollongong and enough locals turned up to make it a goer. Local press have reported that the game, which finished Wigan Warriors 24-10 Hull FC, has brought around $10m into the economy. That should make other cities sit up and take notice of Super League’s potential.
So the bookies are right again. St Helens showed exactly why they are favourites to win Super League; Castleford, last season’s great entertainers – rugby league’s Leicester City (only without actually winning the title) – have had their moment; Wigan are stronger than first thought; Catalans have problems; and Hull KR and Salford are doomed. Well, that’s what round one told us. But perhaps we shouldn’t jump to premature conclusions.
Wigan fans have had it pretty good in recent years. They have won three Super League titles, two Challenge Cups and a magnificent World Club Challenge in the 2010s. And yet, having finished seventh in the league and lost the Challenge Cup final last year, coach Shaun Wane and his team are under serious pressure.
Cheyenne Dunkley was released by Crewe after his @LFEonline apprenticeship. Went to uni at Loughborough, played non league, worked his way back into EFL. Tonight he was in Wigan side that beat Man City! #stickatit
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".