Wigan Warriors crowned Super League champions after downing Dragons

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  • Grand Final: Catalans Dragons 2-10 Wigan
  • Warriors triumph with Liam Marshall grabbing only try

There is nothing quite like the brutal reality of professional sport to remind us that not every fairy tale is due a happy ending. As the full-time hooter sounded at Old Trafford and Sam Tomkins’s magnificent rugby league career drew to a close, he could do nothing but sink to his knees. Wigan’s players embraced in celebration with one exception: Tomkins’s lifelong friend and former teammate, the Warriors captain, Liam Farrell.

Farrell’s first thought, despite leading Wigan to a first Grand Final success in five years, was to console his friend. It was a moment that epitomised the spirit games such as these are so often played in but even Tomkins, in the final match of a stellar playing career, would admit his side were beaten by the better team in the one game that matters more than the rest.

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Written by Aaron Bower at Old Trafford
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/oct/14/catalans-dragons-wigan-super-league-grand-final-rugby-league-match-report under the title “Wigan Warriors crowned Super League champions after downing Dragons”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.