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Super League: Wigan Warriors form partnership with Workington Town

Last Updated: 06/03/14 12:11pm

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Josh Charnley (right): Back in favour this weekend

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Wigan have entered into a partnership with Championship club Workington.

The Cumbrian club appointed former Warriors assistant Phil Veivers as their new head coach this week.

And the links between the two clubs will further strengthen, with Workington having access to Wigan's fringe players under the dual-registration scheme.

They will also benefit from the Super League champions' training philosophies, strength and conditioning and community projects.

"We currently have three of our young players in Lewis Tierney, Jack Murphy and Rob Lever playing for Workington on one month loan deals and the feedback we have had from all of them has been fantastic."
Kris Radlinski

Wigan rugby manager Kris Radlinski said: "We are pleased to formalise this agreement with Workington Town which will develop throughout the season to the huge benefit of both parties.

"We currently have three of our young players in Lewis Tierney, Jack Murphy and Rob Lever playing for Workington on one month loan deals and the feedback we have had from all of them has been fantastic.

First-team experience

"We see opportunities for other players this season to head up there to gain first-team match experience.

"Workington are a progressive club with big ambitions and the recent appointment of Phil Veivers as head coach also strengthens the relationship we will have with them."

Meanwhile, Wigan coach Shaun Wane has confirmed he will recall England winger Josh Charnley for the trip to Castleford on Sunday.

He was omitted for last Sunday's win over Wakefield in favour of 20-year-old Dom Manfredi.

"Josh has buckled down and has been very motivated this week and he will get his chance again this week to impress me," Wane said.

"Dom will be a great player for us but he is still a baby and he has things to learn on the technical side of being a winger. It is a learning curve for him at the moment, as it is also for Josh."

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