From the restart, Bedford again swarmed forward like a relentless light blue tide and hooker Thomas
this time knocked on with the line at his mercy.
Eight players slapped in their CVs but it was poplular backrow forward Evans who was appointed to follow in the studmarks of Andy Marinos, Jason Forster, Colin Charvis, Kevin Morgan, Luke Charteris, Andrew Coombs and ex-Wales hooker Thomas
WIGAN have announced the re-signing of half-back or hooker Thomas
Leuluai, who has been granted an early release from his contract with New Zealand Warriors.
Then in the next set of six, replacement hooker Thomas
Bosc released Justin Horo and Pat Richards supported to race away and make it 24-12.
injured his foot against Zebre in September but the 33-year-old has recently played in the British and Irish Cup for the Dragons Premiership Select side and joins five other personnel changes to the team who lost in Edinburgh last weekend.
The latest casualty was hooker Thomas
Coyle who fractured his right arm and has been ruled out for at least six weeks.
Maguire is also sweating over the fitness of hooker Thomas
Leuluai ahead of this weekend's game with Salford, with the New Zealand international suffering a bruised foot against Wakefield, while hooker Mark Riddell and forwards Andy Coley and Harrison Hansen are already ruled out.
Leuluai raced alongside him on support, and handed on to second rower Joel Tomkins, who went over.
Lively hooker Thomas
scored after 46 and 70 minutes and Hodges burst through three tackles off the back of a scrum for his try.
Dragons were further hit minutes later when both prop Stankovich and hooker Thomas
were also forced to retire injured, but, despite O'Brien's second penalty 20 minutes from time, Dragons were unable to force the losing bonus point.
Penrith utility back Lewis Brown is recalled after a three-year absence and there is a place for former Wigan and London Broncos scrum-half or hooker Thomas
Three of those stars - centre George Carmont, stand-off Brett Finch and hooker Thomas
Leuluai - make their final home appearances.
The Kiwis, who were presented with their jerseys by Great Britain legend Ellery Hanley, were indebted to the half-back wizardry of skipper Benji Marshall and the tactical awareness of man of the match, Wigan hooker Thomas
The Vikings got off to the perfect start when hooker Thomas
Coyle tricked his way over from dummy-half just three minutes in.
Leuluai raced alongside him in support and handed on to his brother Joel Tomkins, who crashed over.