Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves are set for a repeat of 2013 in this Saturday’s Super League Grand Final.
An 80th minute try from Leeds’ Ryan Hall stole the League Leaders’ Shield away from Wigan Warriors during an exhilarating Super 8s finale on Friday night.
Wigan, currently fifth in the standings, have had far from an ideal start to the campaign and coach Shaun Wane conceded that the Warriors must be on top form in their first competitive encounter with the champions since October’s Grand Final.
Welsh international Flower received a six-month ban following his sending-off in the Trafford showpiece for a double-punch on St Helens’ Lance Hohaia.
The Warriors were edged out by local rivals St Helens in the Super League Grand Final last weekend
Disgraced Wigan Warriors prop Ben Flower has been hit with a Grade F offence charge for his vicious attack on Lance Hohaia in Saturday’s Grand Final.
Super League holders Wigan go into the game as the favourites despite St Helens claiming the League Leaders shield after they finished top at the end of the regular season
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Saturday’s clash is the third time the bitter Wigan-Saints rivalry has been showcased in a Grand Final