Second-row – Liam Farrell & Mark Minichiello
The back row and it’s another mix, this time local Wiganer Liam Farrell and Hull’s tireless Australian Mark Minichiello.
Farrell was superb last season, having made 397 carries as well as 3109 metres, 22 offloads, 772 tackles and 45 tackle busts.
Clearly a player who loves to be involved in the action in any way possible.
Easily one of Wigan’s best academy products, but he faces some difficult competition yet again when he faces Minichiello.
This timeless forward has been superb for the black and whites, arguably even going better than predecessor Willie Manu.
The 36-year-old managed 21 offloads, 700 tackles and 70 tackle busts last season, not bad for an ‘old guy’.
A very tough battle between two talented players, who have produced sensational battles between each other in the past so there’s no reason why they can’t again!
Loose-forward – Sean O’Loughlin
Completing the line-up is another veteran, this time international Sean O’Loughlin.
Sometimes dubbed ‘Mr. Sick note’ but when he features, he can always be relied upon for his leadership qualities.
Last season saw him record stats, such as 35 offloads and seven try assists as well as lead the Warriors to another appearance at Wembley.
They will certainly look up to him to lead by example as the Warriors aim to make history in this clash and even get their first win in Australia in over 20 years.
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