Wigan Warriors are one of rugby league's most successful ever clubs and have consistently challenged for the Super League title since the move to summer rugby in 1996.
Popstar Kym Marsh is a celebrity fan
They emerged as champions in 1998 and were defeated Grand Finalists in 2000 and 2001, although their dominance of previous years has yet to be reproduced.
The JJB Stadium
Super League record:
1996: second, Premiership winners
1997: fourth, Premiership winners
1998: first, Grand Final winners
1999: fourth, fifth in play-offs
2000: first, Grand Final runners-up
2001: second, Grand Final runners-up
2002: third, third in play-offs
Odds for 2003: 7-2
Stuart Raper (since May 2001)
Steve McManaman (footballer), Jason McAteer (footballer), Robbie Fowler (footballer), Kym Marsh (former Hear'say member), Georgie Fame (of Georgie Fame and the Blue Fames band), Peter Kay (comedian)
Did you know?:
Wigan won a rugby league record 31 consecutive games between 1970 and 1973.
1 Kris Radlinski, 2 Brett Dallas, 3 Jamie Ainscough, 4 Paul Johnson, 5 Brian Carney, 6 Julian O'Neill, 7 Adrian Lam, 8 Terry O'Connor, 9 Terry Newton, 10 Craig Smith, 11 Mick Cassidy, 12 Danny Tickle, 13 Andrew Farrell, 14 David Hodgson, 15 Sean O'Loughlin, 16 Danny Sculthorpe, 17 Mark Smith, 18 Martin Aspinwall, 19 Stephen Wild, 20 Luke Robinson, 21 Ricky Bibey, 22 Shaun Briscoe, 23 Gareth Hock, 24 David Allen
Out: David Furner, Gary Connolly (both Leeds), Harvey Howard
(released), Stuart Jones, Chris Maye (both St Helens)