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  • O'Loughlin, Goulding, Green (2), Farrell, Dudson, Bateman, Hughes, Powell, Gelling (2), Williams, Hampshire (2), Manfredi,
    Goals: Williams (4), Hampshire (8),
84 - 6

Bradford

  • Gale,
    Goals: Gale,
  • First Utility Super League
  • 21st Apr 2014
  • KO 15:00
  • Att: 15,529

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Matty Blythe: One of several injury absentees for Bradford Bulls

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Sam Powell: Set to be given some game time for Wigan on Monday

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Wigan have made five changes to their squad for the Super League clash with Bradford at the DW Stadium on Easter Monday.

Coach Shaun Wane has to cope without injured trio Iain Thornley, Eddy Pettybourne and Ben Flower, who all picked up knocks in the victory over St Helens on Friday.

Wane has also decided to rest full-back Matty Bowen and half-back Blake Green for the visit of the Bulls.

Ryan Hampshire, Anthony Gelling, Sam Powell, Ryan Sutton and Connor Farrell are brought in to replace the absent quintet.

"There will be a few changes, I need to play Sam Powell and Gil Dudson and people like that so one of my halves (Green) won't play," Wane told Wigan's official website.

"We will go into Monday's game really confident after the win on Friday. I will put a team out that will be really competitive because I don't want any slip ups on Monday. I want the two points.

"Bradford got beat by Leeds at home so they will be coming to Wigan looking to get back on track. They always put up a spirited performance on and we will not be taking them lightly. I have some players itching to play in this one."

Bradford coach Francis Cummins has also made a number of changes following his side's heavy defeat to Leeds on Thursday night.

Half-back Adam Brook and front-rower Sam Bates could make their debuts, while hooker Nathan Conroy and back-row forwards Oliver Roberts and Alex Mellor have also been drafted into the 19-man squad.

Adam Sidlow, James Donaldson and Matty Blythe are all out after being injured in the loss to the Rhinos. Jamie Foster is also out through injury, while Dale Ferguson is not included in the squad this time.

Wigan squad: Bateman, Burgess, Clubb, Dudson, C Farrell, L Farrell, Gelling, Goulding, Hampshire, Hughes, James, McIlorum, O'Loughlin, S Powell, Sarginson, Smith, Sutton, Taylor, Williams.

Bradford squad: Bates, Henry, Olbison, Purtell, Gale, Kear, Fakir, Walker, Roberts, Mellor, Brook, Wood, Conroy, Manuokafoa, Addy, Gaskell, Bridge, Kearney, O'Brien.

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First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - February 26 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
2 St Helens 2 4
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Warrington Wolves 2 4
5 Wigan Warriors 2 3
6 Hull FC 2 2
7 Catalans Dragons 2 2
8 Widnes Vikings 2 1
9 Castleford Tigers 2 0
10 Hull K R 2 0
11 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
12 Salford Red Devils 2 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford Tigers
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
19:30Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors
15:00Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
Today's Results
TimeResult
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Thursday 26th February
Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants
Sunday 15th February
Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R
Saturday 14th February
Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford
Friday 13th February
Hull 6 - 7 Warrington
Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes
Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield
Thursday 12th February
Salford 6 - 52 St Helens
Sunday 8th February
Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield
Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull
Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds

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