THE stars of the future from Super League big guns Wigan Warriors descended on South Cumbria this week as part of their bonding sessions ahead of the new rugby league season.

The Warriors under 19 squad, who are widely regarded as some of the best young players in the game, spent a weekend at Askam RLFC's Fallowfield Park.

They arrived last Friday and camped out on the area behind the pitch.

The Warriors players took part in a training session with the players from Askam’s under 14 and under 16 teams before taking part in an opposed training game with the Askam first team.

Askam went into the game under newly appointed coach Gary Bolton and came out on top 16-14 in the three sessions of play controlled by former Barrow Raiders and Askam coach Dave Clarke.

Tries for the Villagers came from Grady Slater, Josh Bayliss and Lee Alexander with two goals from the boot of Brad Jackson.

“It was a good run out for the lads and also myself in my first game as coach,” said Bolton.

But there was no respite for the young Warriors, who are coached by former Barrow, Wigan and Great Britain forward Mick Cassidy

After another night camping out, they set off for Coniston Old Man where they took part in climbing drills using beer barrels.

Askam kick off their competitive season next week when they face Hindpool Tigers in the quarter finals of the Barton Townley Cup ahead of their campaign in NCL Division Three.