2017 World Champions
As 2017 draws to a close and 2018 edges ever closer we take a look back on the year that was and look forward to the year ahead.
Zero first team appearances before the start of the season, 48 games and 37 tries collectively by the end of it! Fair to say it was a big breakthrough year for both Tom Davies and Liam Marshall.
Marshall had spent much of 2016 playing for Wigan Reserves and in the Championship with Swinton where he scored 20 tries in 22 games.
Davies joined Wigan Under-19s as a trialist in 2015 and impressed greatly before being named Academy Player of the Year in 2016.
Marshall was the first to debut in the side when he played in the 20-0 win over Leigh.
He failed to score that night but ran in four the week after in a fine display at Warrington.
Davies soon followed suit as he made a try-scoring debut on the right wing in the 16-all draw with Huddersfield.
The pair impressed throughout the season.
Davies became only the second player to run over 300 metres in a game when he chalked up a staggering 309 metres in the April win over Catalans.
Marshall continued to score at will and bagged himself another hat-trick in the Magic Weekend draw with Warrington.
In fact the Wolves were sick of the sight of him by the end of June when he scored another in the Challenge Cup win at the Halliwell Jones.
By the end of the regular season he’d scored seven tries in four games.
The pair continued to jostle for wing positions alongside Joe Burgess but still managed to clock up 24 games each with Marshall returning 23 tries and Davies 14.
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