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Wigan Warriors fans unhappy after NRL journalist’s dismissive comment

In a major boost for Wigan Warriors in the World Club Challenge, their opponents Penrith Panthers have lost Jarome Luai for the clash between the Super League and NRL Champions.

This was confirmed by Head Coach Ivan Cleary as he prepares to take on Wigan Warriors.

“He won’t play in the World Club Challenge because he’s not just ready,” he said in reports Australia.

“He can continue his rehab, and he deserves to be there as a reward for everything he’s done for our team and our club. He’s super close, I just want him staying with the team and training.”

Penrith are hopeful though that Luai will be fit for their Round 1 clash with the Storm on Friday, March 8.

“I think losing last year, and seeing what it meant to St Helens, it made us all realise how big a deal it is,” Cleary said.

After this news, The Mole claimed that only now do Wigan have a chance of winning. Which prompted anger among Wigan fans.

One said: “Wigan were always a chance. Penrith don’t have what it takes to become undisputed world champions.”

Another added: “You know Penrith lost at home last year right?”

This line of thinking continued with one fan saying: “NRL clubs think they can compete with the big boys.”

Meanwhile, another fan said: “Wigan were a chance anyway!”

Some Wigan fans had fun saying: “Scared he’s going to be shown up by Harry Smith.”

Wigan Warriors issue statement on ticket sales

Wigan Warriors v Leigh Leopards Picture by Ed Sykes/ – 29/07/2023 – Rugby League – Betfred Super League Round 20 – Wigan Warriors v Leigh Leopards – DW Stadium, Wigan, England – Wigan Warriors fans celebrate a try Wigan

Wigan have also issued a statement on the ticket situation ahead of the game:

“Delivery is expected to be completed by 5pm on Thursday 15th February. Supporters who have not received their tickets by 5pm on Thursday should contact the ticket office on 01942 311 111.

“The issue of both digital & physical season tickets is a two-step process that relies on fans activating their Ticketmaster account in the first instance.

“2024 season ticket holders who have received their account client reference number should activate their accounts as soon as possible by following the instructions in the email.

“Please note that digital season tickets will not be available immediately when fans claim their account. Digital & physical season tickets will be available from the 21st February onwards.

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  1. Maynard Mortimer

    February 14, 2024 at 11:42 am

    I was looking forward to going to few games this season after a seven year break due to illness , however if I have to go through ticketmaster every time I just won’t bother , I always used to ring up and get a ticket sent to my home address . I hate using the computer to purchase anything.

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